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Principal’s Welcome

Your enquiries about our school community at West Park School are most welcome. I realise that choosing which school to send your child to, is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make as a parent. The early years of a child’s development shape not only future academic success but also character. Therefore, your child’s/children’s school is something that should be chosen with great care.

We are a medium sized multicultural school in the Wellington Northern Suburbs. Serving the Johnsonville community since 1956 we enjoy a proud history past and an exciting future.
Our dedicated group of staff take pride in the high standards of classroom programmes across the full N.Z. Curriculum range, with special emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and the use of technology as an enabler of learning.  We encourage a culture where students care for both their environment and each other as they learn to appreciate that each person is special with unique skills and abilities.  We want all of our kids to have the opportunities to become the best that they can be.
We value and encourage parents’ and caregivers’ involvement in class and school activities. As a “learning community” we actively strive to promote an atmosphere where parents and teachers interact positively and constructively as true partners in education.  For working together as a parent and teacher team, we create the very best of opportunities and benefits for each child.
My hope is that you will choose to have a long and enjoyable association with West Park School as we make every effort to provide your child/ children with opportunities to reach his or her potential, by working in an environment that will stimulate a love and passion for learning.
I welcome you to find out more about West Park School by contacting me and making a time to visit and look around.
Luis Echegaray

Latest Notifications

Tue Feb 07 11:31am

Home and school committee meeting Monday 13th February, 7pm

Kia ora koutou,

We hope that you and your whanau have had an amazing summer and that everyone is settling back
into school.

The home and school committee are on the lookout for some people to join us to help
organise some community events this year. In the past we have organised discos, quiz nights and

They have been great fun and we know that our Tamariki have especially enjoyed themselves.
The committee is meeting on Monday 13 th February at 7pm in the staff room at school and we
would love for you to come along. If you have any questions feel free to email the address below.

We will have some biscuits and hot drinks available so if you could RSVP to
homeandschool@westpark.school.nz so we have an idea of numbers that would be great!

Ngā mihi nui,
The home and school committee

Tue Jan 31 01:52pm

Kia ora koutou,

I just wanted to send this email to everyone to formally welcome you all to the school powhiri this Friday, at 10:15. Please let me know if you would like to be on the manuhiri side and be welcomed to the school.

Small run sheet:
10:15 Tangata whenua (The school) gather in the hall and practice singing Tihei Mauri Ora 


10:15 Manuhiri (guests/visitors) Gather in the tree house rm 16/17 and practice their waiata: Te Aroha.

At 10:25 the manuhiri will make their way through the car park to the front gates.

The Karanga will start at 10:30.


Ngā mihi,

Angelina Alsford
Rm 19Teacher
West Park School

Last Note from the Pricipal

Thu Dec 15 02:04pm

He maonga āwhā

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa


It’s amazing how quickly the 2022 school year has gone bye!

Given the many disruptions experienced since Covid, it’s been great that for much of this year life has been getting back to some kind of normality. Next year we hope to see even more school events back, as well as the introduction of new initiatives to increase community engagement and participation.


The school year will today finish, having during the past week seen reports go out, Year 6 leavers recognized and celebrated, teams and classes sorted for next year, and, with a draft strategic plan for 2023-2025 ready for community consultation during term 1 in 2023.


Due to declining school rolls across Wellington many schools have this year had to undergo a Ministry required surplus staffing process to identify the school’s surplus staffing. What has been a difficult process for all staff, has had Sally Rowe’s two day a week capacity identified as surplus. Sally, as she is entitled has elected to be redeployed. This will see Sally employed permanently two days a week for the first three terms of 2023 at another school. Therefore, it is with sadness that we announce that this will be Sally’s last week at West Park School. She will be greatly missed having had a 13-year association with the school in a range of capacities.


We farewell the following teaching staff:

Zoe Thornton who will in the new year be starting a new teaching position at Newtown School (much closer to home) and is eagerly looking forward to the many challenges that her new role will bring. Zoe has really enjoyed working as a year 3 teacher this year, and will be very much missed by the children, community and staff. She has been appreciative of the support and opportunities that she has had.

Staff, students and community all wish them both the very best.



Staff today also fare-welled Rachel Drew, one of our TAs that has had a long association with the school, seeing her children through the school and having held a range of TA roles over the years. Rachel will be missed by many, particularly those staff with whom she has established a strong friendship with. We wish Rachel the very best into next year and beyond.


IMPORTANT: Just a reminder that school will close tomorrow at 12.45pm, and that the first day of Term 1 for 2023 is Tuesday the 31st of January.


I hope that you all have a great break, being safe and spending lots of time with family, friends and loved ones.


Ngā mihi nui


Luis Echegaray

Coffee Cart is BACK!!!!!

Sun Dec 11 06:18pm

The Coffee Cart  will make a return to school in 2023 

With a little taste of what is to come. Tomorrow till after morning tea, the Cart will be available to the community.

Hot Drinks – $4 – $7 
Iced Drinks -$5 – $9 
Slushies –    $2 – $4

Cash and Eftpos welcome ( no paywave) 

Library Closing Date – 2nd December 2022

Thu Nov 24 12:22pm

Dear Parents 

Westpark School’s library will be closing to students and staff at the end of Week 7 (week ending 2nd December).  This is to enable a complete stocktake of all books (and resources) to occur.

Can you please ensure that any library books that have been issued to your children are returned to the school by the end of that week.  Overdue Letters will be sent at the beginning of week 8 as a follow up for those students who have overdue books.  Please be aware that these letters may state that these overdue (or lost) books will incur a replacement cost if not returned to the school.



LUCKY BOOK CLUB: Orders for Term 4, Issue 8 close on Wednesday, 23rd November. Orders can be made online through the Scholastic Loop set-u

Mon Nov 21 11:36am


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