Introduction

Seddon School Front Gate

Seddon School is a decile 5, full primary school 
(Years 1-8) located in the township of Seddon, 25 kms south of Blenheim. Currently Seddon School fluctuates between 105 – 125 students each year.

The Awatere Community, which forms the catchment area for Seddon School, is really two communities, rural and urban. Children attending Seddon School are evenly represented from both groups and travel to school by bus, bike, foot or car.

There is a diverse cross section of people living within the area, economically, socially and culturally and employment wise. The Seddon area is rapidly changing through the increasing horticultural and viticultural use of the land.

Whist new infrastructure is developing members of the community still have to travel to Blenheim for most services and employment, unless farm orientated. They have access to a wide range of social and recreational facilities, including most major sports facilities, which are also developing as the result of new community initiatives.

Seddon School offers students opportunities to achievement in a safe, positive and active environment.

Seddon School staff, students and community work as a team to set and maintain high expectations in all areas: academic, sporting, cultural and social.