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Ngā mihi nui ki a koe - Greetings

Primary school years lay the foundations of a lifetime of learning and for more than a century Central School has had an established tradition of providing an enriching and exciting learning environment where children are encouraged to develop and extend their learning in the formative years. Children develop confidence and skills in the use of technology to support their learning and are encouraged to strive for personal excellence in all key learning areas of the curriculum.

Pastoral care is a strong component of the school where the focus is the individual. Programmes develop self-motivation, self-confidence and self-esteem. This occurs in a caring and supportive environment which values diversity, individual differences, working together and respect for one another.

We recognise the importance of knowing every child and keenly foster the vital partnership between home and school. Education at Central is a community endeavour and we encourage parent involvement in school activities. Working together as a partnership of committed professionals and lay people who care about educational outcomes for every child who passes through our gates is certainly Central to success. As a relatively small and close community our very focused and hardworking staff strive to engender a love of learning, build a sound foundation and prepare for academic and co-curricula success in later years. Their signature is a proven record of noted success, and obvious commitment to the school’s well tried standards.

I do not underestimate the commitment you have made in choosing Central School for your child’s education and we look forward to working with you and caring for your sons and daughters to achieve the best possible outcomes for them. Please be generous with your time and support our efforts to achieve our common goal: to nurture and develop a personal sense of worth and confidence in each of our young people and to encourage individual talent to flourish. Moemoetia te moemoea, engari whakatinanahia. Dream the dreams, but achieve them as well.

Juliet Ormrod