Children learn more effectively when they're happy

Ethos

Carncot School has been a key part of the Palmerston North community for well over a hundred years. We have seen many changes, but we have always remained steadfast to our principles of respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity and caring. Every aspect of life at Carncot is aimed at nurturing the individual potential in each child, whether academic, sporting, cultural or social. This has been our ethos and a successful recipe for many years. Our goal, as always, is to strive for excellence in everything we do.

Over 100 years in the making.

History

“A group of excited children climbed the stairs at Mr William Park’s book and stationery shop in The Square, Palmerston North.  It was their first day at Constance Stanford’s new private school.” ¹ Miss Stanford was the daughter of a local magistrate and these were her foundation students. The name Carncot has associations with Miss Stanford’s Irish origins and the family of Stanford of Carn. The addition of ‘cot’ emerged when Constance wanted a name for her school, then situated in Duke Street (now Princess Street). Her old friend, Ethel Wilson, thought it could be turned into a diminutive and suddenly said, “Carncot” and the name has remained. Carncot relocated a number of times until, in 1998, the former Fitzherbert homestead, in which it had been operating since 1955, was moved forward on its present site and a new school built at the back.
¹ Taken from Dorothy Pilkington’s fascinating book, Carncot, the first hundred years.

People

Mr Owen Arnst
Principal

Miss Johanna White - Year 1 teacher and assistant principal

Miss Johanna White
Assistant Principal and Year 3 and 4 Teacher

Mrs Megan Murphy
Year 1 and 2 Teacher

Miss Jessica Fox Wright - Year 2 and 3 teacher

Miss Jessica Fox – Wright
Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Juliet Redmond - Year 6 teacher

Mrs Juliet Redmond
Year 6 Teacher

Mr Matt Watts
Year 7 Teacher

Ms Robyn Peters
Year 8 Teacher

Mr Matthew Conger
PE and Health

Ms Vicki Sinclair - specialist teacher (art)

Mrs Vicki Sinclair
Art

Mrs Sarah Inman
Mathematics

Mrs Melody Chang - specialist teacher (Mandarin Chinese)

Mrs Melody Chang
Mandarin Chinese

Ms Rachel Perigo
Te Reo Maori

Ms Cecilia Cuadrado Chaves
Spanish

Employment

Employemnt at Carncot School

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." - Brad Henry

Current Vacancies

Junior School Class Teacher.

Our long-serving new entrant teacher is retiring, leaving ‘big shoes’ to fill! Are you an outstanding teacher of junior classes? Enjoy a well-resourced learning environment, joining a dedicated team of teachers working in small classes. Specialist teaching staff provide significant non-contact time for our homeroom teachers.

Email  [email protected] for application pack, and to apply by 4pm 29th September.

 

Everyone remembers a good teacher. We want to make sure our students have many teachers to remember as they go through life by carefully selecting every member of our team. You will find our current vacancies here, so if you think you could fit well with our learning culture, please keep checking here for updates.

At Carncot, we welcome student teachers on practicum so please feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining us.