Goodtime Music Academy

Want to learn an instrument, play in a band and perform on a stage?! Well your child’s school is one of the lucky schools that has Goodtime Music Academy here each week to run its one-of-a-kind Music Bus Programme. Learn more at

Students can choose from learning the Drums, Keyboard, Ukulele and Guitar. These small group lessons (3-5 students) are 30 minutes long and are held weekly, on the school grounds and throughout the school day. Spaces in lessons are limited and students that are not able to be placed this term will be placed on a waiting list until a space opens up.


Lessons are $17.50 per week and are invoiced by the term. Weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment options are available through Ezidebit.

Send us an email at to be sent a registration pack!



This is a gentle reminder if your child is absent from school. Please ring in on 478-7074 each day your child is away from school and leave a clear message on our answerphone with your child’s name, room no. and reason for absence. Alternatively you can contact us using the form below. This will save the office staff valuable time from having to ring parents as we need to ensure that your children are safe each day.

Absence Notification

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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.

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.

Newsletter 10 (Week 8)

Newsletter 10 (Week 8 term 2) is now available and can be found here. In this issue we note there is a lot of lost property which will be on display this Thursday and Friday. At the end of term 2, any remaining items will be donated to an appropriate charity.