Our School

Houghton Valley School

Our school is nestled in the hills above Houghton Bay on the beautiful, wild south coast of Wellington. We are easily able to take advantage of all Wellington city has to offer, whilst sharing a warm sense of small school community and whanau. With our extensive grassed playing areas and adventure playgrounds, our children enjoy the best of all worlds!

Message from the Board of Trustees – Dec 17 

Another year comes to a close and as everyone gets ready for the holiday period the Board of Trustees would just like to reflect on 2014. We’d like to thank Raewyn and her hardworking team of teachers and support staff for their hard work and focus on what’s best for kids. We would also like to thank Raewyn for keeping a relentless focus on student achievement and starting to develop the way teaching happens at Houghton Valley. The 3-way conferences are a small example of some of the changes that Raewyn is leading. There will be more to come in 2015.

What a great fair this year. Thank you to everyone that contributed to such a wonderful event. As Trustees we are really pleased with the feedback everyone gave during the  Charter consultation. The new Charter will be finalised in the new year and 2015 will see a big focus on the environmental part of our curriculum and more development of the Inquiry Model of learning at our school, look out for some parent evenings where we will talk through what this means.

So all that remains to be said is, have a great break over the holiday period and a happy new year. See you in February.

Classes for 2015

Year 1   Ngaio Rm8    Gina Morton

Year 1    Mahoe Rm7   Nicola O’Halloran

Year 1/2   Harakeke Rm5   Jill Holmstead/Mary Smith

Year 2      Ti Kouka   Rm6   Monica Mercury

Year 3/4   Pohutukawa Rm1     Jennifer Kim

Year3/4   Kowhai   Rm2  Joe Ready

Year3/4   Rata   Rm9   Lara Nemet

Year 5/6  Nikau  Rm3   Matt Titcombe

 Year 5/6  Karaka  Rm4  Peter Holmstead

School Commences Tuesday Feb 3