Windy Ridge School in Glenfield is nestled within a unique tranquil and picturesque setting, giving it a ‘country school’ feel in the heart of the city.
We are 100% committed to collaborative teaching and learning
We work tirelessly to ensure every student achieves their potential
We believe in learning through play at all levels
At Windy Ridge School, we have been working for over a decade to discover what children need to become happy, kind and contributing members of society. After struggling with traditional education, which conflicts with accepted understandings of child development and brain science, we are committed to designing education around the learner. We believe that quality relationships are central to human development, and that before academic learning can be successful, the learner must have a sense of emotional regulation, social confidence and self-management. Our key objective is to ensure that every student will find their passion and reach their potential.
We are a PB4L school, and the four values (respect, kindness, integrity and resilience) are central to how we build relationships in the school. We believe in whanaungatanga and demonstrate restorative practices when dealing with issues or conflict. Windy Ridge school has a strong commitment to Te Ao Maori and weaves a number of values and tikanga into our everyday lives.
We have four teams, all with composite classes grouped by age, working collaboratively to better meet the needs of students and use the strengths of staff. A two-storey multi-class block is planned for our school to enhance our innovative-learning environment.
At our school, we are committed to learning through play at all levels, we are passionate about biculturalism and Te Ao Maori, we are committed to genuine student voice and focused on evidence-based practice.
We look forward to working alongside you and encourage you to take some time to get to know us better.