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 chosen as one of the Exemplary Facilities on the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments: Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investment Database. See the details here.


Amesbury School Digest and Notices 16

Recapitation Update

Posted: Wednesday November 29, 2017

Amesbury School Digest 15

So thrilled to see the Tui back again, fighting and feasting in the Harakeke. The shimmer of blue as the light catches their feathers is entrancing; and so I sit staring out my window, distracted from my work....

Posted: Monday November 20, 2017

Amesbury School Digest 13

We had a much smaller than usual turn out to our community meeting last Wednesday. But we have found out that it did clash with some significant events such as sporting prize-givings, which, of course, are very important to attend.

Posted: Monday October 9, 2017

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