2024 Information

Students first day at Methven Primary School for 2024 is Monday 5th February.

New Enrolments

The Methven Primary School office will be open on Tuesday 30 January from 9:00am – 12:00pm for families wishing to enrol their child.

2024 Dates

Our Event Calendar has been updated with 2024 dates, including Term Dates and Public Holidays. Information can also be found in the footer of our website.

Home Class Lists

Class lists will be finalised on Tuesday 30 January around 4pm.

Your home class teacher will then be available to view via our School App Hero.

Celebrating our 2024 return to school!

We look forward to welcoming our whānau and students back to Methven Primary on Monday 5th February.

8:30am – School Open

9:00am – Roll in Classrooms

9:30am – Mihi Whakatau welcome to all families

10:00am – Shared Kai

11:00am – 3:00pm – Class/Team/House Group activities

3:00pm – School Finishes as usual

Please note Year 6 students are invited to return to school on Friday 2nd February to help prepare for our welcome day. See further details on Hero.

Uniforms

Information on the Methven Primary School Uniform can be found on our Uniform page. As well as ordering uniform supplies online from the NZ Uniforms website, families can also visit their Christchurch store.

Located at 455 Blenheim Road, their opening hours are:

  • 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am – 4pm Saturday

The store’s contact details are and 03 595 5766.

Second hand uniforms may also be available via the Methven Primary School Uniform Buy/Sell Facebook page and the Friends of MPS second hand clothing rack in the school office.

Note: The office has a sample of each size of the NZ Uniform range of uniform items to try on to assist with sizing.

In the first few weeks of Term 1 & Term 3 each year, families will also be able to order Merino Wool for School Quarter Zip Jersey.

Stationery

In 2024, stationary will be provided to students via a school bulk purchase order we are putting through to Qizzle. Family accounts will be invoiced for these stationary packs. This will allow us to get the most affordable stationary for our students, along with ensuring the correct items are available for use.

Additional items teams will require are:

Piwakawaka – existing headphones, reading folders and a pencil case with felt pens/colouring pencils

Opuke – existing headphones and a pencil case with felt pens/colouring pencils

For those families wishing to make a payment to their family account, our account details are:

Methven Primary School : 02-0868-0013797-00

If you have any questions, please email Michelle

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

In 2024, we are once again encouraging Year 5 and 6 students at Methven Primary School to bring their own device for their learning. We see the ability to transition from working at school to home as an important step in our student’s development. It is also optional for Year 4 students to bring their own device in 2024.

As a Microsoft Office 365 school, having a computer that can have the Office suite installed is important, especially OneNote and Microsoft Teams. These are a free download from your child’s MPS Office 365 account, which we can help with at any time.

The computer market is very confusing and is inundated with so many choices. We recommend that you talk to either our school’s ICT company (Cyclone Computers, 0800 686 686) or one of the local retailers who will be able to provide you with guidance on a range of devices that meet our school’s criteria, covering different price brackets.