Welcome to the Riccarton Primary School website
Our school is a full primary (Years1–8) family-orientated school. Our children are valued for their differences and individuality.
We have high expectations for our children. Riccarton Primary School is a school where learning is fun, challenging and authentic, foundation skills are nurtured, teaching is high quality and children become life-long learners. We value respectfulness, integrity, self-discipline, perseverance and participation in a community.
We want Riccarton children to be able to use higher order thinking skills, self-manage, relate well to others, have a sense of belonging and a desire to participate and contribute.
We strongly believe in accepting children for whom they are, and where they are at, encouraging and extending them to move towards their potential and beyond. We want our students to be frequently complimented by visitors and observers, for their enthusiasm, pleasant and courteous behaviour and positive attitude to learning. We want our children to go on to be very successful learners at high school and to be positive members of society.
At Riccarton Primary we offer a wide range of opportunities in sports, outdoor education and the arts. We are committed to providing the very best resources we can to ensure a quality learning environment.
We believe that your child’s education is a partnership between the parents/caregivers, the school and the child. Good communication between all three will help the level of success.