Welcome to Solway Primary School, Ashburton

It is with much pride that we welcome you to the Solway Primary School website. As you explore the pages here, we hope you will come to understand what makes our school such a great place for learning and teaching.


Solway is at the centre of a connected community, actively involved with the school and valued for the generosity of time, energy and expertise that its members bring to the school. As a part of the Solway community you will enjoy a warm and friendly environment, where the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Integrity are embedded into everything we do.  

At Solway we are committed to the development of globally aware, civically minded life-long learners. To achieve this, we recognise the importance of educating the ‘whole child’. This involves not only maintaining our high expectations of student achievement in Literacy and Numeracy, but encouraging our students to create and innovate through a rigorous and rich curriculum, based on a developmental approach. Achieved through the provision of quality specialist programs in Visual and Performing Arts, Science, Physical Education and Sport, Reading Recovery and Japanese Language, these programs are highly valued and supported by the school community. The specialist programs are further enhanced by a range of engaging and enriching whole school programs and extra-curricular activities both within and beyond the classroom.  A strong emphasis is given to educating our students to live healthy, balanced lifestyles through the promotion of healthy eating, exercise, leisure pursuits and active citizenship. 


The school boasts modern flexible classroom spaces and outstanding specialist and administrative facilities for students and staff.  These include our Reception area, Conference Centre, Staff Lounge, classrooms, teacher offices, Year 5/6 Learning hub, Science Centre, Performing Arts Centre and Uniform Shop – spaces the whole school community can use and enjoy.

Principal: Lyn Rodda

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