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At Wilford School our Junior Syndicate has a team of high quality teachers delivering a programme across the curriculum to meet the needs of every individual student. We provide quality literacy and numeracy programmes through inquiry learning where the children learn, investigate, ask questions and take action that will benefit our school or the wider community.

We have well developed ICT infrastructure and ICT learning is integrated into all curriculum areas.

To support our students develop socially we provide a programme to empower students to become problem solvers. Building learning power helps them develop an ability to get ready and know how to learn.

As a prospective parent we can offer you quality time on a one-to-one basis explaining the classroom programme and what we can offer to develop their child's full learning potential.


Every Friday morning our students in Nga Kakano are taking part in Discovery Time. This is part of our philosophy of supporting student learning through play; where a child makes a stronger sense and understanding of the world around them through opportunities to interact with people and objects in their environment. Learning Through Play provides children an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, be creative and direct their own learning. It also provides opportunity to develop emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively. Each week the students have a focus – last week it was “Helping someone else and asking someone else for help.” Some of the activities the students do at Discovery Time are: Water play, Carpentry, Ball skills, Visual Art and Design, Construction, Strategic Thinking games, Cooperative play and using fabrics.

If you would like to know more about Discovery Time and Learning Through Play you are welcome to contact any of the Nga Kakano teachers to discuss this further.

ROOM 12      Christine Lepper

ROOM 13  Teresa Taylor

BackROOM 14  Stephen Moli

ROOM 15 Suzanne Taylor Debbie Boorman


ROOM 16   Vanessa Phillips, Deputy Principal





Junior Structure

The Junior syndicate of Wilford School consists of five classes with students from New Entrant to Year 3.

Room 12 Year 1/2 - Christine Lepper
Room 13 Year 2/3 - Teresa Taylor
Room 14 Year 2/3 - Stephen Moli
Room 15 Year 1/2 - Debbie Boorman and Suzanne Taylor
Room 16

New Entrant/Yr 1 - Vanessa Phillips

and Sonya Dickens


New Entrant Information Evenings to be held:


Thursday 16th November

Please contact the school office for more information or email Vanessa Phillips, Deputy Principal vanessa@wilford.school.nz