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Screen Shot 2018-12-05 at 2.25.10 PMHedgehope School is a full rural primary school with a passion to inspire students from Years 1-8. We are located in Central Southland on the Winton-Hedgehope Highway, a 20-minute drive from Mataura, Winton or Invercargill. Our beautiful rural setting is located not far from the Community Hall, Rural Fire Brigade and Golf Course. We have three dynamic teachers and classrooms, a library, vast grounds and a school garden with shade house. We offer quality modern teaching and learning programmes while maintaining strong traditional and community values.
 
Our school vision of ‘Reaching for Greatness’  is guided by our values of Respect, Excellence, Aroha, Collaboration and Hauora. Our goal is to provide the children of Hedgehope School with the values and life skills necessary to lead full and rewarding lives through high quality learning opportunities, effective teaching and community support.
 

We offer quality modern teaching and learning practice to engage and excite our inquisitive learners. 

Our students are curious and innovative. They engage with real life community opportunities and learning challenges. Also they enjoy a range of play areas including an adventure playground, sandpit, court area, rugby field and a landscaped ‘Treemendous’ area which has a fort, ropes, swings and picnic tables nestled amongst the trees and plantings. We encourage and support our students to be active.

Sue staff
Nga mihi
Sue Rogers
Principal
 
Reaching for Greatness,
Whaia te iti Kahurangi

Is a shared understanding for our students, staff, parents, BOT and wider community that ensures we have continued success of our school and our students.“Hedgehope School promotes excellence in learning, encourages cooperation and respect and empowers students to create their own pathways to success”Our values are important for our students, staff, BOT and wider community. They are modelled and lived everyday within the school and wider community.

Our students ‘REACH’ up for Greatness
Respectful 
We respect ourselves. We respect others. We respect our school and our environment. We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy.
Enduring

We reach for greatness in everything we do 
Adventurous
We take risks, try new things and are brave
Compassionate
We work together in learning and play. We fill buckets.

Happy
We look for things and people that make us happy.

We understand that learning can be challenging that requires effort. We understand that effort is rewarding and fun. We use the “Learning Pit” and our collaborative ladder.