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Welcome to Cashmere Primary School's Ultranet site! I'm Jacqui Duncan, Principal of Cashmere Primary School.

The purpose of this site is to keep you up to date with what's happening at our school within individual classrooms, and to share with you the latest educational information. On the right of this page are a number of boxes that you can select to find out more information on the NZ Curriculum, National Standards, Ideas for Parents, Key Competencies, School Stories and Research from NZCER.

The education of children is complex, important and worthy of further investigation. Simple answers to complex problems usually fall far short of the truth. Do your own reading, thinking and investigation on educational matters hitting the news!

Below are the school's values and learning philosophy illustrated in the Learning Mountain. To find out more on our values and pilosophy, to make yourself familiar with the expectations of students after 2, 4, 6, and 8 years at school, or to explore the expectations we have of students with regard to key competencies, go to the school's website.

For more information, please contact me on

Kind regards,
Jacqui Duncan

Principal (MEd, FNZIM.)

Cashmere Primary Rocks!

R   Respect and honesty
O   Opportunities
C   Caring
K   Knowledge & understanding
S   Success for all

“Together we learn”

Kotahitanga - Ako

We believe:
  • That Cashmere is a community school that serves its community
  • In celebrating excellence and achievement
  • In recognising and celebrating difference
  • In showing courage by being willing to take risks, speak up and stick to ones beliefs and values
  • In caring for environment through sustainability practices
  • In learning through the “Habits of Mind” and key competencies
  • In thinking innovatively and creatively when problem solving
  • In developing the whole child: mind – body - spirit
  • In having student voice by empowering students to be partners in their learning and to be part of class, team and school wide decision making

The learning Mountain is a key to our beliefs about learning. Go to our school website to see that Be Yourself is seen as "the child as a person", Step to the Summit is seen as "the child as an achiever" and Look to the Horizon is seen as "the child as a learner". Around the outside of the triangle are the vision and Key Competencies from the New Zealand Curriculum showing where these fit when supporting children to meet C.P.S. expectations.