Nathan Leith


Phone: 027 021 5050
Mobile: 027 021 5050
Email: [email protected]

Kia ora koutou

We extend a warm Berkley welcome to all prospective students and families.  Thank-you for giving us the opportunity to share information about our school with you.

Berkley offers high quality educational programmes that engage Year 7-9 learners in a safe and supportive environment.  Our teachers work hard to provide students with a connected curriculum where learning is fun and meaningful.  Our school vision is for our learners to take up the challenge and get involved in all the many academic, cultural, sporting and social opportunities on offer.  2023 will see the return of our biennial New Horizons Programme.  This is an exciting opportunity for our Berkley learners to explore a variety of outdoor educational opportunities that will enhance a particular interest or passion.

Berkley is proud to be an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) School.  The Primary Years Programme (PYP) prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others, and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.  It focuses on the development of the whole child.  The IB Learner Profile attributes and the PYP transdisciplinary themes, approaches to learning, concepts and action, enables students to learn and grow with confidence and rise to a variety of academic challenges.

We strongly believe that for our students to succeed, they need positive self-esteem and to be in an environment that rewards their attempts and celebrates their successes.  Along with this they need the support of their families/caregivers, and a dedicated, caring school staff.

If you choose to join our school, you and your child will become an important part of our learning community.   The support and participation of our parents and whanau at school activities and events is welcomed and encouraged.

We give you our commitment that we will do our very best to ensure that Berkley students will leave our school as confident and competent learners who have achieved success in a range of curriculum areas and are ready to take up the challenge.

Nathan Leith