Clifton Terrace Model School

​To inspire in each pupil a thirst for learning, drawing on the 
rich opportunities available to a small inner-city school.​

Te Kura o Kiriwhitana

Ki te whakatenatena i te tamaiti te hiringa mō te mātauranga, mā
ngā mea tino angitu i tēnei kura pakupaku kei roto i te tāone nui


Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme. The Board has determined that: 2 places in Year 1 are available for out of zone students eligible for enrolment during term 3  and term 4 2023.  Please direct enquires regarding spaces and enrolment information to Claire email:, phone 04 4727519.


Clifton Terrace Model School (CTMS) is a small, full primary school (years 1-8) situated about a 10-minute walk to the Wellington central business district. The size of the school means that pupils are generally known throughout the school, and our teachers are resourced to ensure every pupil receives an education focused on quality.

We strive to be innovative, versatile and successful in all that we do, from the warm, welcoming environment to the approaches of our teaching and learning and to our partnership with families in the CTMS community.

We use the city to enhance our learning opportunities.  These include: The Art Gallery, Te Papa, Botanical Gardens, Otari Reserve, Kelburn Park, Te Awe Library and The Waterfront.




Key Dates 2023

Start Finish No School
Term 1 Tuesday 31 January Thursday 6 April Waitangi day 6 February
Term 2 Monday 24 April Friday 30 June

Anzac Day 25 April

Kings Birthday 5 June

Term 3 Monday 17 July Friday 22 September
Term 4 Monday 9 October Thursday 14 December

Teacher only Day Friday 20 October

Labour Day Monday 23 October

Teacher only Day Monday 20 November