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About

Central Normal School is a contributing primary school catering for children from new entrants through to year 6 (5 years-10years) The school is situated at 201 Featherston Street Palmerston North, and is easily accessible from any part of the city.

Our Mission Statement

Whaia kia tūtuki – ‘Strive to achieve’

Central Normal School will endeavor in a climate of aroha and co-operation to provide a variety of positive learning experiences for the academic, physical, cultural, social and emotional growth of its children.

Central Normal School is a safe and happy place where all will learn, work, and play together.

The teachers are available to share knowledge, and work with families for the benefit of their children. We welcome the support, interest and assistance of the community in all aspects of school life.

Numerous opportunities exist for parents to participate in school and class programmes.

Our Vision

  • That student competencies are developed for future learning
  • That high engagement and achievement is expected in a respectful, inclusive and co-operative environment
  • That teachers know they make a difference
  • That success is celebrated in our learning community.

A Normal School

Central Normal is one of three such schools in Palmerston North. This means that the school has a close association with Massey University College of Education and is closely involved in the practical training of trainee teachers. All teachers at Central Normal are required to be quality teachers to model good practice to college teachers.

Sharing Information

The school is always open to parents but a number of opportunities are arranged for dialogue to take place.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - March & August
Written reports to parents - July and December

Each child has a ‘sharing book’ in which they record samples of their work throughout the year. The books form part of our assessment programme and give the child, the parents and teachers ready examples of progress being made across the curriculum. The books go home three times a year for your observation and comment. Please give your children all the encouragement you can as they progress with their learning.

Newsletters are sent home with the eldest in the family fortnightly.
The newsletters will be supplemented with notices and information as necessary

Our School Day

School begins at 9.00am and ends at 3pm. Children who are late for school miss important introductory activities and cause a disturbance when they arrive at class. Please have your children at school in time for the 9.00 a.m. start. If children arrive after the bell they must first report to the school office.

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