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Welcome to Birchwood School

Welcome to Birchwood School ©
Welcome to Birchwood School ©

Welcome to Birchwood School's 'window to the world!'. I hope you will find our website interesting and informative.
Our aim is to make our site as interactive as possible. PLEASE visit 'OUR BLOGS' where you will find opportunities to connect and engage in your child's learning.

Please feel free to contact us directly should you require further information or clarification of any issue.

Chris Herrick
Principal


Introduction to Birchwood School

Birchwood School is a U4 contributing primary school situated in the suburb of Stoke in the city of Nelson. The school is situated in a safe residential area close to the Stoke shopping centre and adjacent to the Monaco resort. The school meets the needs of students from New Entrants through to Year Six.

The school caters for families who live on the western side of Nayland Road and in recent years has experienced roll growth from new families in the Aldinga Ave subdivisions. Easy access from this area is gained by means of some well-placed walkways. The school opened in 1976 and has an outstanding reputation in the community.

Birchwood School has a roll of approximately 275 children, divided amongst 11 classrooms. The school is fortunate to have spacious grounds with plenty of room for development. New enrolments are always welcome although there is an enrolment scheme in place.

CONTACT US:
Phone: 03 547 3028; Email: admin@birchwood.school.nz
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/pages/Birchwood-Primary-School/525139700961316

TO PAY AN ACCOUNT:
For payment of school accounts, please include invoice number, childs name and reason for payment.
Account details are: Westpac Bank: 03 1709 0015749 00


MISSION STATEMENT - OUR VISION

MISSION STATEMENT - OUR VISION ©
MISSION STATEMENT - OUR VISION ©

"Together We Learn - Together We Grow"

We make this happen when we challenge ourselves to:

  • Take responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Solve problems
  • Show creativity
  • Be physically active

Birchwood School interprets the Key Competencies through our Learners Qualities.


OUR GROW VALUES

GRIT - RESPECT - OWN IT - WANT IT

  • Respect for self - valuing my learning and my behaviour
  • Respect for others - valuing each other
  • Respect for the environment - valuing our world and everything in it

Birchwood School Charter Strategic Aims

  • 1. Culture and Identity - maintain and grow a shared understanding of our culture and identity while honouring the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • 2. High Quality Learning - high expectations in a supportive, safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • 3. Community Partnerships - strengthen partnerships with family, Whanau, local and global communities.
  • 4. Environment - create a supportive and sustaining environment that enhances the learning and well-being of our school community.

Final Word

"Hi Chris,
I just looked at your website. It looks great! It's easy to read, fresh, inviting and the branding is strong. Well done!
Hope your year has started well.
Cheers, Craig" - School Branding Matters - Christchurch.



Newsbytes…

Birchwood School HOME ZONE

Birchwood School HOME ZONE

Birchwood School NOW has an Enrolment Scheme..... . . . Read more »


FACEBOOK

FACEBOOK

Check us out on FACEBOOK...... . . . Read more »


CHECK US OUT.....

CHECK US OUT.....

.... goto 'BLOGS' above and read our CLASS BLOGS.... . . . Read more »


ERO Report

ERO Report

Our ERO Report is NOW available..... . . . Read more »



TERM DATES:

Our term dates are set to coincide with the Stoke Cluster of schools. Please note that some terms may include Teacher Only Days for Professional Learning.

Term   Date
Term Four 2017   14th-15th Dec
Term One 2018   7th Feb ~ 13th Apr ~ 2018
Term Two 2018   30th Apr ~ 6th Jul ~ 2018
Term Three 2018   23rd Jul ~ 28th Sep ~ 2018
Term Four 2018   15th Oct ~ 20th Dec ~ 2018

NEWSLETTER on-line:

Download the latest edition of our newsletter and stay up-to-date . . . Newsletters »



BIRCHWOOD CUP

CONGRATULATIONS to AJ for an Outstanding Attitude and Effort at School, both inside and outside the classroom.

BIRCHWOOD CUP ©
BIRCHWOOD CUP ©

SCHOOL LEADERS are elected by the students twice each year.

The BIRCHWOOD CUP is awarded each week to a student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in a variety of ways.

The PRINCIPALS' CHALLENGE is awarded each term to one student from each room who has demonstrated excellence in one of our 'Learners Qualities'.




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Birchwood School, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand
Tel: 03 547 3028, Fax: 03 547 3026
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