Following the tragic events in Christchurch it is timely to remind parents of our lock down procedure.
We practise a lock down as part of our emergency plan.
We work closely with police on any lock down and follow their instructions. It is often not possible for parents to access the school during a lock down.
Click on the lock down tab in the main menu bar to access the information.
Draft School Charter
The Board of Trustees invites any feedback, ideas and suggestions you have on our Draft Charter.
Consultation closes on April 12th. Submissions can be made via email, phone call, text of hard copy.
You are also welcome to make a time with the Principal to discuss the Draft Charter.
The Draft Charter can be accessed from the main menu.
Education Review Office Report
Term Dates 2019
Thursday 07 February Term 1 starts for all pupils.
Friday 12 April Term 1 ends
Monday 29 April Term 2 starts
Friday 5 July Term 2 ends
Monday 22 July Term 3 starts
Friday 27 September Term 3 ends
Monday 14 October Term 4 startsFriday 20 December Term 4 ends, 12:30 finish
Injuries at School
It is unavoidable with 500 pupils at school that injuries and accidents happen. We always maintain a team of staff members with current first aid certificates ready to help as needed.
Our school procedure when dealing with a head knock or head injury is that we will always phone parents to let them know. Even if it seems like a minor head knock and everything seems okay we will let you know so you can be aware if anything crops up later in the day.
Bully Free Resource
Click on the link below to go to a free site provided by Bully Free New Zealand with lots of information and a wonderful story about Oat the Goat you can share with your children.
Sunshine On line
This is a free website for Valley School students that supports children's learning in literacy and maths.
You can log on by clicking this link Sunshine
For password and username enter: valley1540
Reading Writing and Mathematics
Kelly Club Before and After
School Care is at
now what learning is
Valley kids show "courage” when it comes to learning. Students know how to be prepared for learning, what tools they need and the right attitude to bring to all learning situations.
Valley kids show respect for themselves and each other. They have a strong sense of "honour” and do what is morally right. They are the most important part of the Valley School community.
iscover their individuality
Valley kids are "loyal”. They can be relied upon to participate and contribute in all learning situations. They are curious about the world and willing to take risks with their learning.
trive for success
Valley kids always show a ‘can-do’ attitude. They set learning goals and strive to achieve them. They show "endurance” in all they do by demonstrating stamina and determination.