Message from the Principal

Kia Ora and Welcome to Clifton Terrace School,

Hi.  My name is Rob Wemyss and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be the Principal of  Clifton Terrace.  When taking new parents around our school, I get a real thrill at being able to present all of the wonderful assets that we have to assist in the education of children.

Clifton Terrace School is located in the Atawhai area approximately 8km from the city of Nelson.  The school is set in a park-like setting with many trees included within our property for everyone to enjoy.

Staff at Clifton Terrace are fully committed to providing the very best for children.  Currently there are 13 classes occupied ranging from New Entrants to Year 6 children.  Each classroom is very well equipped with up-to-date technology and resources for the benefit of children and their learning.  We are also very fortunate to have a large, fully equipped hall, two computer suites and a fabulous library.

Much thought has gone into the design of playground equipment and children are very lucky to have a junior playground, senior playground and a fitness track. 

Our children come from near and far and we are very well supported by a quality bus service that transports children from town, Dodson’s Valley and The Glen.

During 2008, an observatory was opened on site.  We have access to the observatory which makes for some very exciting science topics!

Children are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular programmes which are available to them.  These include and are not limited to in-school music lessons with specialist teachers, gymnastics, choir, Kapa Haka, Enviroschools, buddy programmes, school council, dance and drama classes and a variety of weekend sports.

We believe we have something really special to offer your children.  So enjoy the website and feel free to contact me.

Kind regards

Rob Wemyss