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Our School

Welcome to Newlands School where we inspire lifelong successful creative learners.

 Our mission is:

  • To have outstanding levels of achievement in literacy and numeracy for all learners.
  • To grow the ‘whole person’ to enable students to be healthy and resilient members of our community as well as lifelong, successful and creative learners.
  • To ensure our learners have a vibrant and purposeful place to learn.


We are a contributing primary school in the northern suburb of Newlands in Wellington City.  We celebrated our centenary in 2006, proudly providing quality education to the community of Newlands for well over 100 years.

 We are a medium sized school which draws from a culturally diverse community. The school community is extremely supportive of the school and works in close partnership with the school to ensure all learners aspire to achieve at the highest levels in academic, sporting, cultural and social aspects of their lives. Our school whakatauki reflects our belief in the school being a nurturing place for the rito or young learner to grow to their full potential with the support of family, school and the wider community.

 Newlands School is the right place for you if you want your child to:

  • Achieve their potential in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Be resilient
  • Develop lifelong learning skills
  • Become a leader
  • Be an independent learner and citizen
  • Be a creative thinker and problem solver
  • Develop into a confident learner and citizen
  • Be responsible.

 Newlands School deeply values and celebrates Aotearoa Newland Zealand’s bicultural status.  We also honour the many other cultural backgrounds our Newland’s families bring to our learning community.  We are a mini united nations who work and play together and learn from each other.


Nga Rau o te Harakeke  The leaves of the flax    
 Hutia te rito o te harakeke  If you pull the centre of the flax
 Kei hea te Komako e ko  Where will the bell bird cry
 Ki mai ki ahau   Ask me
 He aha te mea nui o te Ao     What is the most important thing in the world
 Maku e ki atu  And I will reply
 He tangata, he tangata, he tangata     It is people, it is people, it is people
The rito or the growing tip of the flax represents the young learner who is supported by family and whanau, the school and the wider community, as represented by the outer leaves of the harakeke or flax.

 “It takes a village to raise a child”.   We know that children flourish and grow into great citizens when they are widely supported in their learning.  Everyone has a part to play to ensure the rito or young learner grows true and strong and becomes a lifelong successful creative learner.

 Please visit our Vision page for our Charter and Core Values.