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Welcome to Norfolk School

Kia ora koutou, Ni hao, Talofa Lava, Guten Tag, and Hello to you all!

It is with some sadness but also a lot of pride that I announce that Mrs Penny Andrews will be leaving us at the end of Term 1. Mrs Andrews has won a promotion to Ngaere School, where she will start as Deputy Principal in Term 2. This is a fantastic and well deserved career opportunity for Penny and we are very pleased for her. Over the coming weeks we will be forming a job description and application process for Mrs Andrew’s replacement. We will keep you all informed as decisions are made. I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating Penny on her exciting career challenge when you see her around the school.

New Board of Trustees Member – I am pleased to announce that Aaron George was selected by the Board of Trustees to fill the vacancy on the Board. We would like to thank those who made themselves available for consideration for the vacancy. We are very fortunate to have so many people who are keen to be involved.

Home and School – Our awesome Home and School team are holding their AGM on Tuesday March 7th in the staffroom at 7pm. We are always looking for keen people with great ideas to support the school so please come along and join us.

School Gardens/Environment Meeting – Tuesday February 28th – 3:15pm – For all those wonderful green fingered people out there in our community! If you would like to be involved in a passionate team of staff, adults and children who are wanting to work to create amazing outdoor environments for our school, please join us for a meeting next Tuesday at 3:15pm.

Nga mihi koutou – acknowledgements to you all for your support.

Andrew Georgeson – Principal

Our School

Norfolk School is a U3-4 Full Primary School (Year 0—8), which has a decile 9 rating. In 2016, the school has a staffing entitlement of 7.49 FTTE to cater for 150 students.

Students are placed in one of six classrooms from New Entrants (Yr 1) to Year 7/8. An enrolment scheme is in place, where families living within the zone are automatically entitled to send their children to Norfolk School.

Our School

National Standards

Norfolk School has traditionally used benchmarks in reading, writing and mathematics, which was before National Standards were introduced. Since the introduction of National Standards in 2010, all schools (with children in Years 1-8) have been assessing students reading, writing and maths with against the Standards .

# 2015 National Standard Results (coming soon) # 2014 National Standard Results…

National Standards


The school is very well placed to sustain and improve its performance. Sound board processes focus on governance and positive outcomes for students. The principal is regarded by staff as a leader of learning. He has a clear focus on moral leadership and ensuring that students are at the centre of school decision-making.

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four-to-five years.