Welcome to Cargill Open Plan School

Cargill Open Plan School offers all the benefits of a small country school with all of the advantages of a large town school.
The ‘Open Plan’ refers to the classroom design where two classes operate in a shared space. This enhances the family feel of our school and adds to our children’s sense of belonging and community. Noise levels throughout the school are lower than in many traditional classrooms because classes and teachers are considerate of one another and have developed skills to work alongside each other effectively. This also means that classes are operating in bigger spaces so children have plenty of room.

In 2008, the Ministry of Education awarded Cargill Enhanced Programme Funding (EPF) for two years to upskill staff in our knowledge of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and Asperger’s Syndrome. This has had a significant impact on our professional practice and programme development.

Principal’s message

I am proud to be part of the Cargill School team. It is a privilege to work with our skilled staff, dedicated board, supportive parents, hardworking PTA and awesome kids.

E hara toku oa i te toa takitahi
E ngari ko toku i te toa takitahi

My strength does not lie in working alone
Rather, my strength lies in working with others.

Rhonda Rayner



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