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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
Principal

Latest Notifications

Finish Time & Lost Property

Wed Dec 15 10:35am

FINISH TIME
Hi all.  Please note that school finishes at 12.45 on Friday 17th December and will resume on Thursday 3rd Feb 2022 at 9am.


LOST PROPERTY
Once again we have accumulated a large amount of un-named lost property since the start of the term. There are a number of very expensive branded jackets and hoodies in the pile. Please encourage your children to check the lost property boxes outside the hall for any missing items. The lost property will also be on display on Thursday and Friday during the day for classes to visit. All unclaimed items will be bundled up and donated to charity at the end of term.

Enjoy your Christmas break
hari Kirihimete

Update of recent incidents

Tue Dec 07 02:32pm

Dear Whanau of West Park School,

I am pleased to inform you that the two incidents of stranger danger that occurred last Tuesday have been investigated by the police, and by families, and have been found to be misunderstandings. This is the incident on Comber Place, and the one by Johnsonville West Kindergarten.

The police will continue to investigate the other two incidents and will continue to be a presence around the school during drop off times. We will update you if further information becomes available.

Kind regards,

Luis Echegaray

Principal

Community Consultation Document

Wed Dec 01 11:22am

 


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Update from last communication, the Kindy was Johnsonville West Kindy

Tue Nov 30 02:09pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

This morning there were a further two incidents outside school  grounds involving children on their way to school. One took place nearby Johnsonville West Kindergarten, and the second on Comber Place. Police were again notified and are dealing with the matter. They will let the school know if there are any further actions we need to take, or if there are details that we need to communicate to, and or seek from the community. Over the next few days there will be a police presence around the school grounds before school, and additional staff on the grounds between 8.30 and 9.00am. 

Please note that the children are safe and that the parents have all been made aware. The children demonstrated excellent stranger danger awareness and immediately informed the school. 

I will let you know if anything else comes to light that you may need to be made aware of. 

Kind regards, 

Luis Echegaray

Principal

Incident update

Tue Nov 30 01:44pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

This morning there were a further two incidents outside school  grounds involving children on their way to school. One took place nearby Johnsonville Kindergarten, and the second on Comber Place. Police were again notified and are dealing with the matter. They will let the school know if there are any further actions we need to take, or if there are details that we need to communicate to, and or seek from the community. Over the next few days there will be a police presence around the school grounds before school, and additional staff on the grounds between 8.30 and 9.00am. 

Please note that the children are safe and that the parents have all been made aware. The children demonstrated excellent stranger danger awareness and immediately informed the school. 

I will let you know if anything else comes to light that you may need to be made aware of. 

Kind regards, 

Luis Echegaray
Principal

Library books for return

Tue Nov 30 11:46am

Good Morning. This is just a friendly reminder that we require all library books back to school by the end of this week for all classes except Seniors.

Those senior classes who would normally visit the library but who will be on Camp, you will need to return your books by Wednesday 8th December (Week 8) at the lastest.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks,
Fiona

Orchard Access Reminder

Thu Nov 25 09:25am

Orchard Access Reminder

Please note that from Wednesday 24th November afternoon until further notice the orchard access to West Park School will be out of action due to workmen resurfacing some of the junior surfaces. Please use alternative access.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tue Nov 23 10:58am

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

This morning outside school grounds there was an isolated incident involving a child on their way to school and a stranger. Police were notified and are dealing with the matter. They will let the school know if there are any further actions we need to take, or if there is a risk of reoccurrence. 

Please note that the child took excellent actions and subsequently ensured that they kept safe, immediately informing their parents and in turn the parents notifying the school and police. Staff today will reinforce good stranger danger rules. 

I will let you know if anything else comes to light that you may need to be made aware of. 

Kind regards, 

Luis EchegarayPrincipal

We are having issues with our phone lines. Please email the school at office@westpark.school.nz for anything urgent.

Wed Nov 03 12:00pm

Earthquake Drill

Thu Oct 28 10:59am

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau,
The earthquake drill has now been completed. We are pleased to inform you that our
students again responded safely, maturely and with a nature of controlled urgency.
 
As the earthquake drill is part of our emergency procedures, we ensure emergency protocol
exercises occur each calendar year to ensure all staff and students remain familiar with our
processes.
If there is a major earthquake in the Wellington region we will notify you if you are required to
pick up your child. If we notify you please proceed to the school carefully, being aware of
hazards that may have occurred.
You will be notified of any information pertaining to an emergency occurring at the school.

We thank you for your support.

Lucky Book Club

Wed Oct 27 10:36am

LUCKY BOOK CLUB: Orders from the Term 4, Issue 7 booklet close this Friday, 29th October. Orders can be made on-line through the Scholastic Loop set-up or cash orders can be given to Mrs Ayres in Room 15.

Shakeout 28.10.21

Wed Oct 27 09:28am

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau, 

On Thursday the 28th of October West Park School will conduct an Earthquake drill as part of the New Zealand ShakeOut. During this a sound will play indicating that it is an earthquake drill, the students will be expected to drop, cover, hold. Once the time is complete the classes will evacuate the classroom and discuss the process. 

It would be wonderful if you could discuss with your child that this is coming up, and is just a practice. Furthermore, on the day that it occurs it would be great if you could discuss how it went.

For more information on shakeout you might want to visit www.getready.govt.nz/involved/shakeout/

Thank you,

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