Latest Notifications

Strike Action: Wednesday 29th March

Sun Mar 26 12:28pm

Following the one-day strike on Thursday 16th March, the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) have been involved in ongoing negotiations with the Ministry of Education. At this point, no agreement has been reached and members have voted to undergo another strike day. This strike action will take place on Wednesday 29th March.

We understand that this is short notice and apologise for any inconvenience. Unfortunately we only received confirmation today (Sunday 26th March) that this strike was going to go ahead. This one-day strike is a nationwide event and will see PPTA members withdrawing from all work related to school for a 24-hour period. Teaching staff will not be available on this day, and we are not able to offer regular teaching and learning within timetabled classes. Due to this, students are asked to stay at home.

However, we can provide supervision for students under the age of 14 who are unable to find alternative arrangements. We do not anticipate high numbers of students but any student under the age of 14 who does come to school is to meet in the hall at 9.00am. Please ensure they have enough work to complete on this day.

If anything changes regarding the situation between now and Wednesday, we will communicate arrangements. Please note that if the PPTA and Ministry of Education are unable to come to an agreement as negotiations continue, there may be further action. What this action looks like will be determined in the near future and we will communicate this accordingly.

Bus area this afternoon

Thu Mar 23 11:56am

If you are coming into school for Parent Teacher interviews this afternoon, please keep the bus area directly outside the front of school clear between 2.50pm and 3.20pm to allow our bus students to safely board their buses.


Mufti day and School Interviews

Wed Mar 22 08:30pm

Good evening,

A reminder that tomorrow is a mufti day for relay for life. Please ensure your child brings a gold coin to school.

School interviews start at 1.00pm. Timetabled classes finish at 12.20pm. Please see the the alert from earlier in the week for more detail.

Have a good evening.

Parent Teacher Interviews this Thursday

Mon Mar 20 01:41pm

We are looking forward to our Parent Teacher Interviews this Thursday from 1pm to 6pm. If you have not already made your bookings, please do so through using the code hxsac

School will finish for the day at 12.20pm. Buses will be running at normal times. If students do not have other arrangements to get home on this day, they will need to meet in the library at 1pm for supervision and bus students need to be ready to board the buses at 3.05pm.

Students are not required to be present at the Parent Teacher Interviews but they are welcome to attend with their parent/caregivers.

If you have any questions, please contact the office on 06 765 6039.

Reminder – One-Day National Strike 16 March

Wed Mar 15 01:05pm

A reminder that normal teaching and learning will not be taking place tomorrow. We will have limited supervision available for whānau who do not have a suitable alternative for students under the age of 14 but please explore all alternative options first as we will have very limited staff on-site. 

Note: Buses will not be running tomorrow.

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Parent Teacher Interviews – 23 March

Wed Mar 08 10:38am

Parents/Caregivers of all students (Y9-13) are invited to make appointments through using the code:


Please refer to the list of teacher codes (sent to your email) to make an appointment with your child’s subject teachers. Your child’s timetable can be viewed on the KAMAR portal and displays teacher codes if you are unsure.

Please contact the office on 765-6039 if you require any assistance.

Teacher Only Day this Friday

Tue Mar 07 02:04pm

A quick reminder that we have a Staff Professional Development day this Friday 10th of March, meaning that there will be no classes for students. Monday is also Taranaki Anniversary, so enjoy an extra long weekend!

Athletics day this Friday!

Wed Mar 01 12:05pm

We have our annual school Athletics Day coming up THIS FRIDAY 3rd of March. We want to encourage all of our students to dress up in their house colours and get involved in a great day on the track and field. Take a look at the planned events below and have a think about which events you’d like to sign up for on the day! 


What to bring
– Sun hat
– Clothing to protect you from the sun
– Water bottle
– Lunch (or money for lunch). School lunches will be available and there will also be a sausage sizzle and pop-up cafe.
– A positive ‘CAN DO’ attitude!!
– No sports balls to be used around the field area

Postponement date will be 7 March in the event of inclement weather.

Mufti Day this Wednesday

Mon Feb 27 02:16pm


TOMORROW NIGHT – Parent Information Evening

Wed Feb 22 08:44pm

A reminder of our Parent Information Evening tomorrow night from 5pm to 6pm. Come along to learn about NCEA, our Junior Curriculum, hear information for new parents and take the opportunity to meet your child’s form teacher.  Students will be on-hand in the office to direct you to various locations from before 5pm. We would like everyone seated in the first presentation by 5.05pm. See you there!

Parent Information Evening – Thursday 23 February

Fri Feb 17 02:23pm

Between 5pm and 6pm next Thursday, you’re invited to join us for our Parent’s Information Evening. Throughout the hour there will be presentations on NCEA, Junior Curriculum, Information for New Parents and the opportunity to meet your child’s form teacher. 

The timeline below outlines the programme for the evening. Please be seated in the first presentation of your choice by 5.05pm. Students will be on-hand in the office to direct you to the various locations.

From 5.50pm there is an opportunity to meet your child’s form teacher, along with the other form teachers in each House. There will be a short introduction from each teacher and then there will be some information on the role of a form teacher.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Swimming Sports

Thu Feb 16 08:49pm

The weather looks good for our Swimming Sports tomorrow. Students can come to school in their house coloured clothing. At 8.45am all students are to meet in their form classes before moving to the pool area. 

Lunches will be available tomorrow, as per a normal day. Please ensure students have a sun hat and clothing to keep protect them from the sun.

Parents welcome.

Swimming sports postponed until tomorrow- Friday

Thu Feb 16 06:39am

Good morning all,

Due to expected rain and cold weather, and a better forecast tomorrow, we have postponed swimming sports until tomorrow. Students are to come to school for a normal school day, day 4 of the timetable.


Swimming sports tomorrow

Wed Feb 15 08:41pm

Good evening all,

At this stage, our school swimming sports are still on tomorrow. Students can come to school in their house coloured clothing. At 8.45am all students are to meet in their form classes before moving to the pool area.

We will be making a final decision based on the weather at 6.30am in the morning and will send a message through this app and also on Facebook.


Buses running tomorrow 15 February

Tue Feb 14 08:01pm

Good evening,

We have had confirmation that buses will be running tomorrow. We have power, water and very little damage. School will be open. We look forward to seeing students for a 9.00am start.

Take care!

School update – Wednesday 15 February

Tue Feb 14 03:35pm

Kia Ora Whānau,

I hope everyone is safe and well. It continues to be rough out there with forecasts suggesting the wind will ease early evening. 

Tomorrow we are looking to open at our normal time. We have carried out a site inspection this morning and all is well. We will do this again this afternoon too. 

Taranaki Regional Council and Tranzit are making a call on buses at 6.00pm. We will communicate following this and advise if there are any changes to our plan e.g. due to loss of power or other issues.

If you have any queries please feel free to email

Cameron Stone
Stratford High School

Updated information- School Closure Tuesday 14 February 2023

Mon Feb 13 04:52pm

Taranaki has moved into a Strong Wind Warning – Red.

What does this mean for you?

School will be closed tomorrow Tuesday 14 February 2023, due to the severe weather warning. Safety of students, staff and our school whānau are paramount, which is why we are taking this precautionary measure. All other local schools are following this lead.

As always, follow the guidelines provided by the Civil Defence. Be prepared in your house for loss of power etc. 

WITT, Build a House and all other courses will not be going ahead tomorrow.

We will keep you updated regarding Wednesday. 

Stay safe!

Bus services TOMORROW

Mon Feb 13 01:13pm

With the change to a Red Wind Warning as of this afternoon, we have been advised by Transit Coachlines that no bus services will be running in Taranaki tomorrow. At this stage, school remains open for all those students who can attend. If the situation changes and we need to close the school due to weather conditions, we will communicate through our app and on Facebook. Obviously tomorrow’s bus services will have an impact on all bus students and we understand if your child is unable to attend school. Please notify the school office if this is the case. All decisions that we make will be based on the health and safety of all students, staff and the community.


Fri Feb 10 01:44pm

It has been great to see a number of students bringing devices in to support our BYOD programme. We encourage those who are yet to bring a device into school to do so. This will give broader access to the curriculum and allow greater engagement within our learning environment. For those who are unable to bring a device, we have some available at school. Students can speak to their classroom teachers if they need support getting access to a device.

Swimming Sports Next Week

Thu Feb 09 03:34pm

We have swimming sports coming up next Thursday 16 February. Please encourage students to get involved in this fun-filled school event. Dress up in house colours and sign up on the day for individual events.

Postponement date will be Friday 17 February in the event of inclement weather

Stationery Lists Online

Sat Feb 04 09:29am

Stationery lists for all year levels are now available on our website Stationery Lists

Full school attendance tomorrow- Friday February 3

Thu Feb 02 08:55pm

We are looking forward to all year levels returning to school tomorrow. 

Returning students go straight to form class at 8.45am. There will be a board outside the admin area with all Form Class lists and locations on them. 

New students (yr 10-13) go straight to the hall at 8.45am and will be allocated a buddy and then go to form class.

Tomorrow is Week 1 Day 5 on the timetable. Please be prepared to attend period 4 and 5.

See you tomorrow.


Wed Feb 01 09:44am

Our year 9 students are off to a great start this morning! It has been lovely to see so many bright, bubbly faces (and a few nervous smiles!).

Due to the weather we have made the decision to postpone our tabloid sports afternoon until Thursday 2nd February (tomorrow). Students can bring a change of clothes that represent their house colours. Year 13’s will now go home at 1.30pm on Wednesday (today) instead of Thursday. Thursday will be a normal 3.05pm finish.

Instead of tabloid sports this afternoon, students will attend their period 4 and 5 classes.

Council work and Year 9 reminder

Tue Jan 31 02:14pm

Roading works

Thank you for your patience with the council work outside school. This work will be ongoing for at least the next month. We will send further communication when work is finished and parking is made available in the front of our school.

Year 9 reminder

We’re looking forward to having our year 9’s at school tomorrow. Please remember to bring along any devices as well as a change of clothes for tabloid sports. Stationary lists will be confirmed tomorrow.

Start of the year information 2023

Fri Jan 27 03:03pm

Monday 30 January – Course Confirmation

Please come through the Shakespeare Room.

9.00am-10.30am – Year 11

11.00am – 12.30am – Year 12

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Year 13

Tuesday 31 January – Staff only day

Wednesday 1 February – First day of attendance for year 9 and 13. Year 13s go home at 1.30pm.

Thursday 2 February – Year 9 and 13 only.  Please bring a change of clothes to participate in the Tabloid Sports event in the afternoon.

Friday 3 February – All levels attend. First day of attendance for years 10-12.

Please have equipment, including laptop, from the first day of attendance.

Buses will be running from Wednesday 1 February




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