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Principal's Welcome
Welcome to West Melton School Te  kura o Papatahora

School Vision: Innovative, Connected and Empowered learners, driving their passion for learning

‘ He moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka’
We are on the waves of learning in our waka.
We are delighted you have chosen the local primary school as your school of choice to educate your child. In partnership with our whanau and community, we are passionate about providing authentic, real life experiences to engage our learners in a collaborative environment where learners DRIVE their PASSION for LEARNING, achieving success.
With the support and guidance of experienced, caring, high quality teaching practitioners and learning assistants, supported by a
PASSIONATE , high functioning and dedicated Board of Trustees, we have a culture of Innovation, Connectedness, Empowerment and Trust.
The school and community work in partnership to provide opportunities to meet the needs of our learners emotionally, culturally, physically and academically. We expect everyone to be the best they can be!

Learners leave West Melton School with the knowledge and awareness of self, others, the environment and our world.

Our school values underpin and support our learning, pedagogy, culture and expectations for our school community.
D Determination
R Respect
I Integrity
V Vitality
E Empathy
R Resilience

We believe our school is a safe place; a place for learners, teachers, parents/caregivers and wider community members, to interact with others and have fun!

West Melton has a strong sense of community and a love of learning.The School caters for all learners from New Entrants level (5 years old) to the Intermediate years Years 7 & 8 (up to 13 years old).

We are always proud of our learners. We continually work hard to ensure our programmes are needs DRIVEN , purposeful and engaging.

Our school logo, is indicative of the lifelong learning journey. We encourage, support and guide our learners to leave West Melton School with the dispositions of being an Innovative, Connected and Empowered learner, by driving their passion for learning.

Our dedicated and committed team in partnership with our Board of Trustees, Whānau/community, and wider community provide the best learning and working environment for our community to achieve success.

It is a privilege to be the Principal of West Melton School. Working together, empowering others and building positive, powerful relationships with the best outcomes for all, is a key
DRIVER for me.

I look forward to working with you on your, learning journey. Together we offer our learners the best all round education, so they
DRIVE their PASSION for LEARNING, now and into the future.

Nō reira
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Tracey Riley
Contact details
743 Weedons Ross Road,
West Melton 7618

Phone: (03) 347 8448


Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:30pm.