Totara End of Year Trip – Rooms 1, 2, 3, 18, 19 & 20

What a wonderful year we have had! To celebrate the end of year and the wonderful learning that has occurred we are going to take a Totara Trip to Aotea Lagoon, in Porirua. Whilst we are there everyone will have a chance to play on the playground and feed the ducks.

Transport will be by bus, leaving school at 10am and returning by 2.30pm on Thursday the 14th of December.

Morning tea and lunch will both occur at the Lagoon so we ask that you please pack a lunch and a water bottle for your child.

We will also be getting hot chips to be eaten together during lunch time.

Note that bringing a hat is essential and will be worn whilst at the Lagoon.

Could you please also apply sunscreen in the morning before school.

The cost of this trip is $5.80 and can be paid through Kindo here. Permission can also be given through Kindo, or if paying in cash at the office please complete a paper permission slip. Payment and permission is required by the 1st of December.

If the weather is awful, we do have a wet weather plan. For this we will still travel on the bus to Tawa Library, where we will have story-time and activities relating to our topic of celebrations. We will then have our lunch back at school.

Newsletter 16 (Week 6) 2017

Newsletter 16 can be found here. Congratulations to Holly for being named this year’s West Park School Wellington North Primary Schools’ Citizenship Award recipient. This newsletter also contains information about year 4-6 report schedule, and also the process of class allocation for 2018.

Sharing Concerns, Questions, or Suggestions with the School

Step 1: Contact your Child’s Teacher

  • If your concern, question or suggestion is to do with your child’s class, the best person to contact first is their teacher. So that you can have an uninterrupted conversation, it’s best to book a time to meet. Teacher emails can be found here.
  • You could also phone the office to contact the teacher, or leave a message (478 7074)

Step 2: Contact the Team Leader or a Deputy Principal

  • You may decide that a member of the school leadership is the best person to hear your concern, question or suggestion. You can contact…
    • Team Kahikatea Leader – Yrs 5/6: Emily Osborn (EmilyC @
    • Team Rimu Leader – Yr 4: Philippa Matla (PhilippaM @
    • Team Matai Leader – Yr 3: Felicity Apperley (FelicityA @
    • Team Miro Leader – Yr 2: Erica Leggett (EricaL @
    • Team Totara Leader – Yr 1: Nicola Douthett (NicolaD @
    • Deputy Principal: Felicity Apperley and Erica Leggett

Step 3: Contact the Principal

  • If you have talked to the teacher and/or a Deputy Principal, but need to have a discussion with the Principal; or if you have a serious concern, then please contact Luis Echegaray, Principal at principal @ or phone 478 7074.

Step 4: Contact the Board of Trustees

  • If you are not satisfied with the response from the above staff, then the Board of Trustees can be contacted, through the Board Chair. You can access the BoT Chair’s name and contact details through the school office or here.

Please Note

The above steps are a guide for the sharing of concerns, questions or suggestions. Formal complaints should be made by following the school’s procedure for complaints available from the school’s office or here.

A printable version of this page can be found here.

Learn a New Language

FUN French, Spanish and Mandarin language classes 3 – 12 years olds. Lots of fun activities, drama, music & games taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

  • Language resources available to support parents at home
  • Free Trial Lesson Available
  • After-school, lunchtime and pre-school French classes available throughout Wellington
  • New: Easy online registration

Contact: Annick on 021 462 042 or email or visit their website for more information.

Goodtime Music Academy

MUSIC LESSONS with Goodtime Music Academy are available for just $14 per week. Students have the opportunity to learn the guitar, ukulele, drums, or keyboard. These are weekly 30min lessons which take place at school within school time for your convenience. To ENROL your child, simply go to Spaces are limited, so get in quick!!

Win with Entertainment Books

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Entertainment Book fundraising drive through West Park School. We plan to offer memberships through the school for one more month. As an incentive for you to get actively involved in promoting the Entertainment Book, simply forward this email to your contacts and blind copy in to be placed in the draw to win $1000 David Jones vouchers. The last day to enter is August 31st. Good luck! The flyer for this promotion can be found here.