Nau mai harere mai, Kia ora – Welcome

CLIVE KIDS are connected, engaged and creative. If you are as excited about the potential of your child as we are then they will thrive at Clive School.

Our community is situated in a semi-rural locality, nestled between Napier and Hastings in ‘The Bay’, established in 1879. We don’t just live traditions we create them. Partnerships between and within our community of learners are strong. We hold and share high achievement expectations for all children and we work hard to achieve each student’s potential. Learning is relevant, culturally meaningful and modern (Brian Eales – School Principal).

The Chalk Board: Term 3 Week 7

Welcome to Week 7 of Term 3.

On Tuesday, 10 Principals from the Rotorua area are coming to look around our school.

Year 4,5,6 children your Student Lead conferences are on this Tuesday from 3pm till 6:40pm. Check you times with the teacher.

Matahiwi Powhiri this Thursday.

This Wednesday 2nd September. 8,9,10 and 11 Year olds start at 10am through to 11am. The children will run in age and gender groups i.e. 8 year old girls go first. – If you can help with marshaling please let Mr Wallace know.

OLD MAGAZINES WANTED – if you have any old magazines at home that you no longer want Room 6 and Mr Wallace would like to take them off your hands. Please bring them in if you have any. Thanks!

PLEASE REMEMBER – that the parks directly out the front of Room 8 & 9 are drop off zones only. Please do not leave your car parked there or wait longer than 5 minutes as it congests traffic up onto the bridge which is extremely dangerous. We also need to be aware of other traffic when leaving the drop off zone. There have been a few near misses in the mornings with people not checking in their mirrors.

Assembly this week is to be Room 3

Words of Wisdom from Mr Eales

Demonstrating Pride

This week our Clive Kids participated in the School Cross Countries (under and over 8 years).  They all demonstrated a great deal of ‘pride’ in themselves by putting in a huge effort and pushing themselves to complete the course.  They cheered on others and gave extra support to friends in need also.


FOS Notices

Quiz Night 

7pm @ the Clive Hotel
$10 per person teams of six. Take your money and team name to Craig at the pub.
Only 15 tables – first in first served.
Buffet @ 6pm $10 each
Please let Craig know if you are intending on having this as well.
Raffles, spot prizes on the night.

Afcare Contact Details

Afcare is a privately run organisation which offers care for students before and after school each day.  Situated in the Clive School Hall.

If you would like to know any further details please call:  027 332 8849.

School Lunches 

  • FOS Friday Lunches – Orders taken in the sun shelter before School on a Friday
    • Sausages $1.50
    • Cookie Time Cookies (25g) $1.00
    • Muffins $1.50

2015 Clive School Communication Options

We are all different!  We all have different needs as to how we want or choose to access information.  This year we will continue to offer families and the community different ways of accessing information from the School.  You can choose how and when you read various communications from us, may it be:

  • Viewing the chalk board penguin during the day when you come into the School
  • Reading paper newsletters or notices
  • Viewing content on the School Website or Blogs (
  • Receiving ‘tweets or texts’
  • Or… as of 2015, viewing content and receiving alerts from our Clive School App (Apple and Android)

Please note, where possible all information will be duplicated to ensure that all options share the same information.

Tweets & Texts  Old and new phones can be used, simply follow the instructions below if you would like to receive short text messages about events and up-dates.

Text the number: 8987

Type the following message:  follow cliveschoolnz

Clive School App Read notices & view calendared events, receive alerts about events, access links to Blogs and Websites and call in or email the office to let them know your child will be absent or late.


Contact Details

Clive School 57 School Road Clive HASTINGS 4102 Ph: 06 8700538 Fx: 06 8700534