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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 and there is no enrolment scheme in place.


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 VALUES

  • 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

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…

ERO Report

ERO Report

Birchwood School Confirmed ERO Report - August 2015 - OUT NOW... . . . Read more »


CHECK US OUT.....

CHECK US OUT.....

.... goto 'BLOGS' above and read our CLASS BLOGS.... . . . 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 4   31st Oct ~ 19th Dec ~ 2014
Term 1   3rd Feb ~ 2nd Apr ~ 2015
Term 2   20th Apr ~ 3rd Jul ~ 2015
Term 3   20th Jul ~ 25th Sep ~ 2015
Term 4   12th Oct ~ 18th Dec ~ 2015

NEWSLETTER on-line:

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



The BiRCHWOOD CUP Award

CONGRATULATIONS to WILLIAM RODWELL for Outstanding Performance, Problem Solving and Perseverance.

The BiRCHWOOD CUP Award ©
The BiRCHWOOD CUP Award ©

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 PRINCIPAL'S 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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