Our School

About Solway

'Welcome to Solway Primary School
For over 100 years Solway School has been a place where children learn, play, dream and make lifelong friendships, a little bit town and a little bit country. It is a special place for children, teachers, support staff, parents and visitors. Solway is a warm and friendly years 1-6 school with a supportive community at its heart. We are committed to preparing our children for their future whilst recognising the best of the past. At Solway children build huts, climb trees and swim in the summer. Our teachers and staff understand that “knowing the learner’ is vital in order to make a difference. We strive to achieve high levels of academic success for all children at Solway. Our students as a whole consistently exceed the national expectations in literacy and numeracy. We want our children to leave the school with a strong sense of self-belief and a commitment to being well rounded citizens in a multicultural society. If you are new to the area or have a child who will be turning 5 feel free to pop in.
Warm Regards
Mark Bridges

Solway School Vision

Ako Ngatahi - Learning Together
‘Together we will inspire a love of learning.’
Solway Tamariki will be confident, connected and actively involved lifelong learners. They will belong and connect to Solway School, their whanau, friends and the wider community. Tamariki will experience success, develop positive relationships, set goals, develop resilience, become critical thinkers and grow to their potential in a fun, safe and caring environment.

Enrolment & School Zone

‘The school enrolment zone shall be defined as: Skeets Rd/Westbush Rd, Westbush Rd to Ngaumutawa Rd, right to Judds Rd, down Judds Rd to High St, right into High St , left into South belt, and on to South Rd/South belt Junction. Right into South Rd and down to the Waingawa River. Follow the line of the river to its junction with the Ruamahanga River and generally south along the Rumahanga to the Gladstone Bridge. Then in a direct line from the Gladstone bridge to the intersection of SH2 and East Taratahi Rd. Then in a direct line to the junction of Chester and Mangaterere Valley Rd and on to Rocky Lookout returning to the junction of Mt Holdsworth Rd and Norfolk Rd and then in a straight line back to the Westbush/ Skeets Rd junction.’

'please contact the school office for an enrolment pack'.

Learning Teams

Rangitumau Team
Year 0-3
Kanuka, Pohutukawa, Rimu, Harakeke, Kowhai and Titoki

Tararua Team
Year 4 -6
Manuka, Rata, Totara and Matai

Solway House Groups

There are four house groups at Solway School. Waipoua, Waiohine,
Waiawangawanga and Ruamahanga. These house groups are the 4 main rivers in the Wairarapa. Children are put into a house group when they start at Solway. Siblings are in the same house group. There are opportunities for House Group competitions throughout the year which include sports & the arts. Children get points for different house groups and a house group cup is awarded at the end of the year. The colours of the house groups are:
Ruamahanga - Yellow
Waiohine - Green
Waipoua - Blue
Waiawangawanga - Red