Fordell School - Innovation in the country



A warm welcome to Fordell School, a rural year 1-8 school of 135 students in the heart of a fabulous farming community, only 10 minutes from Whanganui.

2023 Term 1: Wednesday 1 Feb - Thursday 6 April

Term 2: Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June

Term 3: Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September

Term 4: Monday 9 October - Monday 18 December (TBC)

Opening doors to the future! 

Fordell School Vision: 

"Community partnership creating confident, connected, life-long learners." 


Our Values

 (Our values are our cornerstones/expectations in learning and behaviour)


-    Persevere

-    Make good and honest choices

-    Show confidence


-    Show empathy

-    Pride for myself and school

-    Work as a team


-    Speak with and show respect

-    Let others learn

-    Caring for equipment and property


-    Ready to learn

-    Be committed 

-    Take ownership for my choices

Learning Muscles: 

The 4Rs(KCs)


-      I display a ‘can do’ attitude and give things a go.

-      I accept challenges and disappointments as a natural part of my learning.

-      I know my strengths and actively work on my next steps.


-      I express my ideas confidently and creatively.

-      I confidently use digital technology.

-      I make and create meaning


-      I reflect on my learning.

-      I think creatively and critically.

-      I am curious about the world and ask questions.


-      I value and respect the views of others.

-      I enthusiastically participate and contribute my ideas.

-      I am an active listener and learn from others.

-      I am responsible for own actions and choices.