About Us

Students enjoying the playground.

Concord School is set in large, established grounds surrounded by mature trees in a residential neighbourhood. The school determines to be a community focal point and supports positive family values such as Confidence, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence, which have been identified by the school community. These values are further supported through Positive Education Programmes such as the Virtues Project, Quality Circle Time and Character Strengths.

The school is located in a small suburban area with residents from a range of socio-economic and educational backgrounds. The ethnic composition of the area is largely European with approximately 20% of the student population identifying as Māori or Pacific Island.

Concord school has a hall, a library, two adventure playgrounds, large playing fields and various court area s. We host a satellite class from the Sara Cohen School for intellectually and physically disabled students. We liaise closely with the Concord Kindergarten, and a pre-entry programme for 4 and a half year olds, Clever Cats, is run regularly and promotes the social integration and familiarisation of the school environment for this group of children as they transition to school.

The Duffy Books in Schools and Grandparents Reading programmes, and the Numeracy Project, help to support our focus on promoting successful results in Literacy and Numeracy for our children.

The staff and Board of Trustees are committed to providing quality, effective learning opportunities for our students, and acknowledge the valuable input of parents/whānau towards achieving this goal.

Key Values

Confidence - Respect - Responsibility - Excellence

Virtues That Support Key Values

Assemblies

Assembly Assembly item by Room 4.

Every fortnight, on a Friday afternoon, we hold a whole school assembly where the children share what they have been doing in class. Teacher’s present certificates to children for social, academic and sporting achievements. We celebrate the great things that are happening at Concord School and the children’s successes. Parents and families are invited to join with us in the celebrations.

Sometimes we have a speaker or a special presentation as part of our assemblies as well. Our senior pupils, under the supervision of teachers, run the assemblies. This is one of the senior pupil leadership roles.

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