News & staying connected

West Park School uses multiple ways to ensure our school community stays connected and informed with the operation of the school.  

For people looking to learn more about the school, the website is an excellent place to start and contains information about how to enrol, official documents, the School Charter, a centralised calendar of the upcoming events, key people, and can provide a good indication of how the school operates.

For more day to day and urgent notifications, the school uses email and the School App to convey messages and notices.

For parents of our existing students, they will also use Kindo (school shop) for payments for trips and events and Seesaw for snippets of work from your child posted by the class teacher.

Newsletters are emailed out and are made available through the School App and rolling news feed on the website.  Newsletters may include those from the Principal for parents and caregivers for the whole school, The School Board, and from Team Leaders.

Latest Notifications

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

Tue Nov 08 10:21am

Kia ora, Talofa, Kia orana,

Greetings Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers,

This correspondence is to let you all know that last Friday after school I announced to staff that Emily Osborn (DP/ Team Leader) and Nicola Woodward (Team Leader/ SenCo) are both expecting babies (within 10 days of each other!), and that they will both be taking maternity leave from the beginning of Term 2, 2023.

Neither are excited about their current morning sickness, however both are incredibly excited about their news and the road ahead. Staff’s reaction and joy last Friday afternoon for Emily and Nicola, only reinforced that there is little more exciting than when one brings a breath of fresh air into the world.

I know that many of you will have worked with Nicola and or Emily, and will be just as excited for them as staff are.


Luis Echegaray



Fiafia Night 11 Nov 2022

Thu Oct 27 09:03am

Kia Ora, Talofa and warm Pacific greetings,

We proudly announce that Westpark Fia Fia Maori and Pacific Variety Night is back for 2022.

Westpark Fiafia Group’s aim is to teach our gifted students to showcase their talents through song and dance from our Pacific Islands and very own Aotearoa.

Last year was the first time the Fiafia Group was formed. Unfortunately due to covid our students were unable to perform in front of their family and friends but were lucky to perform in front of the school and had a video that our very own students edited to share.

This year we have the green light to go ahead and our students are very excited to showcase what they have learnt over the last 2 months.

The night will be jam-packed with a variety of talent with Pepeha from our students, a performance from our Girls Waiata Group and we will end the evening off with our amazing Fiafia Group.

So if you’re not doing anything on Friday 11th November at 6 pm at Raroa Hall we welcome all family and friends to an awesome event.

There will be a Koha donation at the door. Anything you can give will be much appreciated and all proceeds will go towards next year’s performance.



Ngā mihi,

Angelina Alsford

LUCKY BOOK CLUB: Orders for Term 4, Issue 7 close this Friday, 29th October. Orders can be made online through the Scholastic Loop set-up

Thu Oct 27 08:50am

Disco Tomorro

Wed Sep 21 11:18am

This is a final reminder that the disco sessions will be held tomorrow!

If you have not purchased a ticket yet, door sales will be available. Glow products and extra snack packs will also be available for sale.

For the evening sessions, please drop off children at the front entrance to the hall and pick up from the exit at the back of the hall. To ensure all our children get home safely, children need to be picked up from the disco by an adult.

We look forward to seeing you at the disco!

West Park Home and School

Reminder: Jungle adventure disco next Thursday….volunteers still needed!

Wed Sep 14 12:31pm

A reminder that the jungle adventure disco is being run next Thursday, 22 September!

Tickets for the disco sessions are available on Kindo. There is an option to also pre-purchase a snack pack (small box of juice, a snack size packet of chips and a small lolly bag).

We will also have glow products and snack packs available for sale at the disco sessions.

Volunteers needed!

We still need volunteers at each session to help with food/glow product sales and to supervise to ensure kids are safe. If you can help, please fill in the form in the link below: 

We would really appreciate your help!


Lucky Book Club

Wed Sep 07 09:34am

LUCKY BOOK CLUB:  Orders for Term 3, Issue 6 close this Friday, 9th September.  Orders can be made online through the Scholastic Loop set-up or cash orders can be given to Mrs Ayres in Room 17, The Treehouse.



Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.


Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search West Park School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.