School Visits

Please find below the details of the schools participating the the School Visits on

Tuesday 23 October from 9am - 12pm.

If you would like to visit one of these schools, please contact the school directly to arrange:


1. Waterloo School

Contact Person: Warren Owen (Principal)

Address: Hardy St, Waterloo, Wellington

Phone:04 939 2055



Waterloo School is a Y1-6 (roll 550) multi-cultural (23 ethnic groups) suburban
school set in Lower Hutt. We have an aspirational culture with a belief in holistic
education (developing the whole child) with an overarching desire to promote life-long
learning and a growth mind-set in all our staff and students.  We wish to enable students
to incrementally take charge of their own learning and thus the concept of Learner Agency
(empowering independence) is central to our pedagogy. We encourage our students to
develop ‘inquiry as a disposition’ and have
a school curriculum that values questions above
answers, creativity above fact regurgitation, individuality above uniformity and excellence
above standardized performance. Our priorities for 2018 are to build on the progress
achieved around promoting Wellbeing for Success through PB4L and Learner Agency across
the school and continue the excellent progress made this year on upskilling ourselves in the
latest pedagogy around teaching mathematics. We have also introduced aspects of learning
through play in our Junior School and this will continue in 2018.


2. Mt Cook School

Contact Person: Sandra McCallum (Principal)

Address: 160 Tory St, Wellington

Phone: 04 385 9432



Inner city, multicultural school with, 35 ethnicities, and over 50% ELL learners.
Big focus on learning through play.
Walking distance from central city. 



3. Berhampore School

Contact Person: Mark Potter (Principal)

Address: 105 Britomart Street, Berhampore, Wellington

Phone: 04 389 9391



Berhampore School has a reputation for Inclusive Education for all children.  This has been developed through successful integration of complex needs and advocacy at the national level.  It has found creative ways of meeting diverse needs and supporting disabilities.  Berhampore School hosted a conference in April for professionals on developing cultures and environments that are inclusive.


4. Pinehaven School

Contact Person: Kaylene Macnee (Principal)

Address: Forest Road, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt

Phone: 04 528 4365



Pinehaven School is a contributing school on the outskirts of Upper Hutt City (30 minutes drive from central Wellington).  We have a roll of 250 and have 10 classrooms.  The school has a mix of refurbished and traditional teaching spaces, with make shift openings to allow for collaborative teaching.   We have a focus on learner agency across the school and have developed approaches to play based learning in our Y0-2 classes.  We are an EnviroSchool and have 2 bike tracks on site, as well as bee hives.  Happy to have visitors if you feel like venturing further afield!