Redwood Primary School Christchurch

Redwood Primary School is a caring, inclusive and collaborative learning community with our tamariki at the heart of all we do.

We use this page to share and celebrate recent events and learning.

Operating as usual


Tomorrow morning (Thursday 6th June), the Shade Plus team will be onside from 0800 to begin the installation of our new shade sails.
The team will begin by excavating six holes and installing posts. A hydrovac machine will be used.
I have been provided with a safety plan from Shade Plus and the area will be isolated cones and a "spotter" used to ensure everyone's safety.
Please take care accessing the area between the resource / ESOL room (the older looking classroom between Rooms 1-4 and the playground) and the playground.
Thank you.


The PTA have organised a Pizza Lunch this Friday.
Preorder your pizza via kindo by 8pm Thursday.
Thank you for supporting our PTA - what a tasty way to do it!


Tomorrow is Support Staff Day.
We have an amazing team of Kaiawhina (teacher aides) who support tamariki and teaching staff, an amazing Office Team and a super hero for a caretaker!
Thank you Pauline, Megan, Francis, Barbara, Karen, Ita, Sandra, Maria, Sarah, Bernie, Angeline and Rodney for your skill, passion and commitment to our kura and the people in it!
If you see these wonderful people tomorrow (or any other day), please say thanks!


Happy Mother's Day to our amazing Redwood mums, grandmothers, auntys and caregivers! We hope you had a lovely day.


Are you ready for next Friday's PTA Redwood Primary School Christchurch Disco?

Get your ticket now Via Kindo!
$4 entry
$2 sausage
$2 hot chips - pre order only

Junior disco Years 0-2 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Senior disco Years 3-6 6.45pm - 8pm

If you can support us by helping out for this event, please click on this link to register

Roles include, water station, sausage sizzle, ticket sales, glow stick sales, door security.

Kind regards,
Your PTA


Dress in Pink & Bring a Gold Coin Donation - Speak up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected.

For further information check out :

To celebrate this important kaupapa we will be participating in the nationwide Pink Shirt Day (17th May).

Children, staff and whānau are encouraged to wear as much pink as possible on Friday the 17th of May.

For those who can, a gold coin donation is appreciated. By donating to Pink Shirt Day, you're supporting the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to reduce bullying; through raising awareness about bullying prevention, funding education workshops, and supplying thousands of free resources that promote inclusive workplaces, schools, and communities.

Reminder: Early Finish > NZEI Paid Union Meeting Wednesday 3rd April 2024 02/04/2024

We are still waiting on a large number of responses to the survey for parents to indicate their intentions for their child tomorrow afternoon.

Please read and action the following if you have not done so already.

Reminder: Early Finish > NZEI Paid Union Meeting Wednesday 3rd April 2024 Teachers in our school will be attending paid union meetings on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd April.


Good afternoon families,

Just in case you aren't aware, Easter Tuesday is a school holiday and as such all schools in New Zealand are closed.
The Tuesday following Easter Monday is a school holiday (but not a statutory holiday), meaning schools must not be open.

In addition, on the following day, our teaching staff will be attending a Union Meeting in the afternoon. On this day, we ask that you collect your child at 12:30pm. We have very limited capacity for children to remain at school after 12:30.

Please read this article and complete the survey linked within so that we know your intentions for your child/ren.

Kind regards



Thanks to our PTA Redwood Primary School Christchurch and our parent volunteers for today's Trek. The weather held out for just long enough (and no more!).
Trek cards have gone back home with the number of laps recorded.
Thank you for supporting the Trek by sponsoring your child/ren .
Keep warm everyone! 🌨


Our flag will fly at half mast tomorrow to acknowledge the 5th Anniversary of the Christchurch Mosque Terror Attacks 15/03/2019.
Kia Kaha.

Photos from Redwood Primary School  Christchurch's post 07/03/2024
Photos from Redwood Primary School  Christchurch's post 05/03/2024

Wacky Wheel Wednesday has started well with our youngest tamariki enjoying a ride on the course which was carefully set out by our Playground Activity Leaders (PALS)!

Photos from Redwood Primary School  Christchurch's post 05/03/2024

A big thanks to Mr Thurlow and New Zealand Cricket for organising a visit from Black Caps Matt Henry, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls this afternoon!
We wish them well for the second Test Match against Australia on Friday!


Walk and Wheel to School Reminder:
Wednesday will be Wacky Wheel Wednesday 6th March is when our tamariki can decorate their “wheels”! This will be open to any bikes or scooters that might get a clean and some new bling! Tamariki will have an opportunity to use their bikes at lunchtime on the field (helmet compulsory)!

Photos from Redwood Primary School  Christchurch's post 23/02/2024

Thanks to Yasuko and her awesome team from the Christchurch City Council 's Cycle Safe Team.
Our Year Six tamariki had a great 4 days with you!


Tomorrow we welcome back the Ko Taku Reo "Day School" (sometimes known as "The Hub").
Redwood provides a venue for hearing impaired tamariki who attend local mainstream schools to come together on Thursdays for a day's learning using New Zealand Sign Language and Ko Taku Reo (KTR) specialist teachers.
We love this collaboration which benefits the KTR students and our Redwood Tamariki.
Welcome back!


Dear Parents,

We have just had a visit from the fire department due to a accidental alarm activation.

We are all safe and well and our tamariki and staff knew exactly what to do.

We received excellent service from Fire and Emergency - they arrived within 5 miniutes.

We are already back into our usual routine and enjoying a sunny lunch break.

Ngā mihi,

The Redwood Team.

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It's all go here for Team Whakatipu with Top Team!
And .......... They're off!Thanks for your organisation, Mr Thurlow!
Congratulations to this amazing team! We are so proud of all of them! A huge thank you to Mrs  Fletcher, Mrs Fletcherand...
We are on the hunt for more small cardboard boxes (eg laundry powder, cereal, cracker boxes etc) for Paerangi Discovery ...
Huge congratulations to our Year 3/4 Jump Jammers. They came 2nd overall AND only .25 of a point behind the winners. The...
Today our Kapa Haka group visited our friends at the Burlington Retirement Village for an informal performance. As you c...
The PTA Disco is coming up soon!!!
Here is the draw for the FitBit. Many thanks once again for everyone's commitment to the PTA 2023 School Trek!
Our Redwood Primary Gazebo is ready!Feel free to make this your base to keep your things and help cheer on your fellow r...
We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning. Thanks Ita for the welcome messages!
Go well Year Six Leavers!Meri kirihimete one and all.Stay safe over the summer break. We'll see you in 2023!





51 Prestons Road

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 3:30am
Tuesday 8:30am - 3:30am
Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 3:30am
Friday 8:30am - 3:30am
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