Welcome to Spotswood Primary School
Kia Ora! Bula! Talofa! Malo!
Welcome to our website and thank you for taking the opportunity to find out about our school.
Spotswood Primary caters for a very diverse group of learners from the western side of New Plymouth. We are proudly multi-cultural, currently having students from 17 different nationalities on the roll. We are very experienced in providing for students with English as a second language. We are an official International school so can cater for students from overseas who are coming to New Zealand to specifically learn English.
Students learn in vibrant classrooms from enthusiastic teachers supported by a significant level of teacher aide input, specialized support programmes and ICT.
As an Enviroschool we have a strong emphasis on learning about our fabulous natural environment. We make use of our nearby beach and mountain and have a small lake and developing stand of native bush on site.
While ensuring that all our students reach their potential in literacy and numeracy, we also provide many opportunities for students to experience a variety of sports and arts.
We consistently encourage and model caring, respect, responsibility, perseverance and teamwork as our key values.
Please explore our website to find out more about the school we are so proud of.
Measles Fact Sheet
There have been reported cases of measles in Waiakto and Horowhenua. A high proportion of these cases have been with schol-age children. There is a chance that we may have cases in Taranaki. Measles is highly infectious disease and most people have to spend several weeks off school or work because they are so sick. If you suspect that your child or yourself has measles please contact your doctor immediately.
Paid Union Meeting Monday 12 September
Please note that there will be no classes for students on Monday 12 September until 11.30 am. This is so that teachers are able to attend a Paid Union Meeting to discuss proposed changes to funding for schools and how this could adversley affect students. The concerns are not about pay for teachers. We apologise for the timing of this meeting. This is beyond our control. Arrangements will be made for your child to be surperivsed if your child is not able to stay at home during this time. Classes will resume at 11.30 am. We appreciate your support.
Child Protection Procedures
We take caring for your children seriously at Spotswood Primary.