Welcome to our new KiwiSchools website.

Westport South School is a co-ed state primary school teaching years 1-8 (or 5 to 13 year olds). We have a roll of slightly over 300.

Our Current Board of Trustees:

Stephen Dorey (Chairperson), Wendy Thompson (Deputy Chair), Andy Gowland-Douglas, John Gugich, Nicola Cunneen, Emma Collins, Craig Adams (Staff Rep), Jo Duston (Principal)


As a Positve Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) school we are a school with HEART.

The accronym HEART stands for ...

Honesty  -  to all others

Encouragement  -  for all to do the best they possibly can

Attitude  -  positive for learning and behaviour towards all others

Respect  -  for all at our school

Together We Can  -  is our school motto

Getting started:

  1.  Term 1 starts on Tuesday 5 February at 8.55am. There are no subway orders on this day. 
  2. The office will be open for new enrolments and the purchase of books from Monday 28th January 8.30am - 12.00pm.
  3. Normal school hours: School starts at 8:55am. Interval is 10:40 - 11:00am. Lunch is 12:30 - 1:15pm. School ends at 2:45pm. Bus children wait at school until 3pm.
  4. School Terms for 2019 - Term 1, 5 February - 12 April                                                                             Term 2, 29 April - 5 July                                                                                     Term 3, 22 July - 27 September                                                                           Term 4, 14 October - 20 December
  5. Easter and ANZAC Day are within the Term 1 holidays.
  6. Use the tabs at the top of the page to access other information. The "Information" tab shows the booklet that is handed out to new enrolments. The booklet is frequently updated, so if you haven't seen this year's model take a quick look and refresh yourselves.
  7. You can now make absence notices using the "Report Absence" tab on the right side of this page. There is no need to send a note to school to explain an absence because the notification we receive via the website covers the reasons. 
  8. The "Latest Newsletter" tab will take you to all the newsletters for the year. You can open them and view them or print them out.