Term Dates 2021
Term 1: Wed 3rd Feb – Fri 16th Apr
Term 2: Mon 3rd May – Fri 9th Jul
Term 3: Mon 26th Jul – Fri 1st Oct
Term 4: Mon 18th Oct – Tue 14th Dec
Kia Ora te whānau o te kura o Aorere.
Ko Moketapu te Maunga
Ko Maitahi te awa
Ko Aorere te Moana
Ko Ben Gully Taku papa
Ko Shirley Fulford Taku mama
Ko Kate Gully toku wahine
Ko Jessica Gully toku tamariki
Ko Jack Gully toku tamariki
Ko Hugh Gully ahau
It is a great honour to be leading Collingwood Area School into the next phase of our journey. It is a school with a strong identity and culture evidenced by manaakitanga (respect and caring) and whanaungatanga (relationships).
We are positioned in a unique setting overlooking the magnificent Whakamaramara Range with a catchment of whanau that come from as far as the West Coast to Tasman Bay. Our cohort includes New Entrants to Year 13.
Our challenge is to continue to provide opportunities for all of our akonga (learners) that allows them to “Ka eke ngātahi tātou i te ngaru o te angitu” – (Together we ride the lifelong wave of success).
We are in exciting times as we look at our 21 Century learners and how to meet their changing needs which will inform the plans for a total new school rebuild that is planned.
Ngā mihi nui
Te Tai Tapu or Westhaven, is our ocean
Te Waikoropūpū is our spring of wellbeing
Mohua or Golden Bay, is our area
Onetahua is our marae
Te Ātiawa, Ngati Tama and Ngati Rārua are our local tribes
This is where our school belongs; it is what binds us together.
At Collingwood Area School we embrace the unique nature of our environment and we are committed to fostering a learning environment that inspires our tamariki. We are able to offer a variety of learning opportunities for the needs of all our students from New Entrants to Year 14.
Our Primary syndicate (Year 0 – 8) has small class sizes and a low teacher/pupil ratio. This allows us to build great relationships and focus upon raising achievement for all our students. Our staff are highly qualified and place a high value on education and emotional well being.
Our Secondary Syndicate (Year 8 – 14) students have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects with Specialist staff within school and they also have the opportunity to partake in Distance Learning Options such as Te Kura, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) and many other providers. This allows us to provide all the courses and subjects required by our students for whichever pathway they may wish to embark on. We have very strong academic results enabling our students to move onto Tertiary education at University or Polytechnics. We run an active Gateway programme and our Coordinator works closely with the local community.