Welcome to Amesbury School

At Amesbury School our vision is for every child

  • to experience what it means to be fully human
  • to continually fulfil his/her potential
  • to live better in and for the world


Amesbury School has been entered into the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments:
Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investment Database.
See our entry here


It's the end of another year - our fourth! The end of anything always provides a great opportunity for reflection. I think as a school we have done many things well, some things better than we have ever done them,  and, of course, as always, there is still plenty of...

Posted: Wednesday December 16, 2015

Amesbury School Digest

Resilience is a 21st Century parenting concept that every parent needs to understand.

Posted: Friday November 27, 2015

Amesbury School Digest

We have begun our school development planning for next year. We know we are "not there yet" and we need to keep developing and improving what we are doing. Me... I am always quick to jump to what we can do better rather than take a little time to celebrate...

Posted: Thursday October 22, 2015

Resilience - a 21st Century parenting concept

Building resilience in our children is particularly important for our children who live in a fast-paced, ever changing world.

Posted: Monday November 30, 2015

Sunday Star Times' article - response received from Wellington College Headmaster

Mr Roger Moses responded to Lesley Murrihy's comments regarding the front page Sunday Star Times' article about modern learning environments. Mr Moses asked for his article to be shared with the school community. His response and Lesley's further response are included below.

Posted: Monday November 2, 2015

Response to article – “Top schools give multi-million dollar classrooms a fail grade”

I don’t normally read the Sunday papers, but when someone told me about the article on the front page of the Sunday Star Times over the weekend, I thought it was time to begin. I found a copy of the article and my Sunday paper reading began. Essentially what I encountered was an argument against being forced to comply with Ministry of Education guidelines to modernise learning spaces because these open spaces “fail” students. The following is my response to the article.

Posted: Monday October 19, 2015