About the School

Gracefield is a city school located at the foot of the Wainuiomata hill on the Lower Hutt side. We are a contributing school which means we teach students from years 1 – 6. Most of our students go on to Hutt Intermediate.

We are decile 4 which means our students come from families with an average New Zealand income. (The decile rating is used to determine how much funding the government gives each school)

The school was opened in 1939 with just two classrooms. Today we have nine classrooms and a roll that ranges between 200 and 250 students.

We are at present putting the finishing touches to our Gracefield School curriculum. Driving this is our commitment to helping our students achieve their potential in the areas of literacy and numeracy. To support us in this aim, we have developed, in consultation with our community, our six "steps for success," which encourage our students to be:

  • adaptable
  • conscientious
  • thinkers
  • respectful
  • risk takers
  • communicators

Everything we do reinforces our aim to develop and strengthen these six steps in the students.

The Board of Trustees at Gracefield has been committed to providing high-quality ICT (computer) equipment across the school for some years now. All the middle and senior classrooms have at least 10 laptops and the juniors have 4. These are used on a daily basis as a tool for learning. All classrooms have digital cameras and projectors. By the time our students leave, they all achieve a high level of proficiency in this area.

There is a strong sense of community in our school. The PTA has been active for many years now, raising a significant amount of money. This is used to provide resources that would otherwise not be available to the children.

We have an enrolment policy that may restrict us in taking students from outside the zone. If you would like to know more about this please contact the school.