Freyberg Community School

Freyburg children

Our History

Freyberg Community School is proudly named after Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg, who was a British born New Zealand Victoria Cross recipient and soldier who later served as the seventh Govenor General of New Zealand for 6 years.

Bernard Freyberg became an officer in the British Army during the First World War, where he was the first soldier on the beach during the Gallipoli campaign. He served on the Western Front where he received his Victoria Cross for bravery.

Freyberg Community School takes its school colours of yellow, black and grey from Wellington College, which Bernard Freyberg attended from 1897 – 1904. The stars in our school logo come from his coat of arms.

Bernard Freyberg

School Report

View ERO Report (2016)

To view our school strategic plan and charter, click here.

To view our 2019 Annual Report, click here.

To view our 2019 Auditors Report, click here.


Girls - 52%
Boys - 48%


New Zealand Pākehā34%

Māori 23%

Asian 23%


Middle Eastern1%




  • Heated Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Spacious Library
  • School Lunches
  • Preschool
  • Arohanui Satellite Classes
  • Community Education

Freyberg Vision

School Mission Statement:

The mission of Freyberg Community School is to be an agent and provider of lifelong learning primarily for the children attending the school, but also for the community at large.

School Philosophy and Vision:

Celebrating that we are all teachers and learners within a learning community underpins our practice. We look to what is to blame rather than who when facing challenges. We have a strong values programme that pervades culture and making the right choices, positive attitudes and positive social interaction are promoted.

School Values (C.O.R.E):

  • Creativity - Auahutanga: We explore different ways of doing things and learn from our mistakes.
  • Optimism - Ngākau rorotu: We have positive attitudes and growth mindsets.
  • Resilience - Aumangea: We work hard to solve problems when we meet them.
  • Empathy - Aroha: We are kind and caring to others and to our environment.