Welcome to our school


Elmwood Normal School is a decile 10, U6 State Contributing Normal school situated in beautiful grounds in the central city suburb of Merivale.  It offers a six year programme, catering for Y0 – 6 children, from which the children proceed to intermediate schools. 

Elmwood Normal School community is diverse, supportive and enriching.  The  school is well served by the individual talents of an incredible staff and a dedicated Board of Trustees.   Parent involvement is a strong feature of the learning programmes. We all work collaboratively for the benefit of our children.

We are committed to empowering lifelong learners. We consider it important for students to know how to ask focused questions, make thoughtful observations, and collaborate with others in order to make meaning and solve complex problems across all learning areas.  Through their learning experiences we encourage children to be open-minded, see other peoples’ perspectives and to make a positive difference by promoting their own well-being, and that of others, and of their environment.


Our Vision

‘Inspiring today’s learners to be successful in tomorrow’s world.’

Our Mission

At the heart of our vision is our mission statement;

‘Striving to be the best that we can be.’