We are a small rural primary school located on the outskirts of Christchurch for students in Years 1 to 8. Established in 1868, we have a long, proud history with strong connections to our local area and community. Whanau and the wider community are very important to us and are supportive and regularly involved in the school. Parents and caregivers choose Broadfield School for the rural aspect, family values, 21st Century teaching and because of our emphasis on developing the whole student. Students at Broadfield are encouraged to take healthy risks and be themselves, so they can reach their full potential.
At Broadfield our motto is “Dig Deep”. It stems from our Vision and relates to our school Logo of the plough. We ‘dig deep’ to be our best in all we do. This is; in the classroom, using the key competencies and living the school values by taking them with us when face new challenges outside the classroom on the sports field and in our daily lives.
Broadfield School Pēpeha
Tenei te pēpeha o te Kura Papahorapa (This is the pēpeha of Broadfield School)
Ko Te Ahu Patiki te maunga (Te Ahu Patiki [Mt Herbert] is the mountain)
Ko Te Waihora te roto (Te Waihora [Ellesmere] is the lake)
Ko Waikirikiri te awa (Waikirikiri [Selwyn] is the river)
Ko matou enei te Kura Papahorapa (We are the people at Broadfield School)