Central Normal School is a vibrant learning environment where we encourage whanau to share all learning with their tamariki. There are regular events that enable students to demonstrate their increasing understanding across all curriculum areas.
We offer quality teaching and learning by providing diversity and variety throughout our teaching teams. Each team provides stimulating and exciting learning opportunities for students making use of modern learning environments and ICT.
At Central Normal School classrooms are colourful, organised and reflect children’s learning.
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At Central Normal School, we believe that the active and authentic involvement of students in their learning is crucial to engagement and achievement.
Students actively drive WISE within the school.
We believe that students are the heart of Central Normal School and actively seek student voice to make OUR school a great learning environment.
Paid Union Meetings
The teachers union, NZEI, are currently talking with their members about a range of issues affecting teachers and education, which include: teacher shortage across the country, workload, access to support staff to assist students who have learning needs and improved pay to reflect the profession of teaching.
NZEI have scheduled a range of meetings across the country for their members to attend. As per their Collective Agreement, teachers are entitled to attend these meetings. The only meeting being held in Palmerston North is on Thursday 28 June at 2.30pm.
Many of our teachers would like to attend this meeting to discuss these issues, therefore we will be finishing school at 2.00pm on this day.
We would greatly appreciate your support with collecting your children at 2.00pm on this day. We will also liaise with the after school care vans to collect children at 2.00pm.