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Welcome to a snap shot of Tuturau School(est 1870) - we
are situated on the eastern terraces of the Mataura Valley
in Eastern Southland. Tuturau is 15km from Gore and 55km
We pride ourselves on being a country school where both
students from the surrounding rural areas and the Mataura area come together
to learn in a modern learning setting. The school is set amongst lawns, garden
and large playing fields giving the students plenty of space to play in and enjoy!
At Tuturau, students are given the opportunity to experience success in all of
the learning areas of the Curriculum. Individual learning styles and needs are
catered for and students are given opportunities to learn outside of the class to
support their class room learning programme.
With a present roll of 32 class sizes are small ( between 15-17) and students are
given the attention that they deserve. Multi level learning means that students
can excel at their level and be extended when needed.
Tuturau School aims to provide:
• An effective learning environment where registered staff are delivering the
National Curriculum to achieve National Standards.( The board are committed to
supporting students to reach their full potential.)
• Additional support to students when required
• Necessary and up to date learning resources
• A focus on delivering sound Literacy and Numeracy Programmes
• A Perceptual Movement Programme (Junior Room) to develop motor skills
which assists with learning
• An extensive Physical Education Programme which includes support from
Sport Southland. Along with this the school provides an eight week swimming
programme with professional lessons, lifesaving and mini dippers snorkeling
during the summer terms
• Out of school activities such as environmental studies, art and cultural trips.
2012 included a river study of the Mimihau River with Environment Southland,
Trip to Bird Haven Bird Sanctuary and Otatara bush and a school ski trip to the
Remarkables. Students are also involved in inter school competitions with the
Lower Mataura Valley and Gore.
Tuturau Schools aims to provide students with
• An environment where children are happy and self confident and where
independence is developed.
• An environment where attitudes and values are developed which respect the
rights of others as well as students accepting their individual responsibilities
• An understanding and a respect for the natural environment
• A Positive behavior programme is in place where responsible behaviour is
recognised and rewarded. This has involved swimming, ice-skating and movie
Some of the special events/ features of our school programme
• A club afternoon once a week during the winter terms where students choose
activities of interest such as cooking, bike riding, photography, wood work and
art. This is supported by volunteers in our community.
• The annual Pet and Craft day where students enthusiastically bring numerous
entries to be judged by outside judges. This day also includes a number of fun
both students and parents/ caregivers.
• And the annual Tuturau school concert at the Tuturau Hall. This is a showcase
for the pupils and is always followed by a supper and community Christmas
Whats been happening at Tuturau?
The school recently held a mini Olympics event which was on a sunny spring
day. This event provided heaps of challenges for our students and was even
followed by an award ceremony on a podium.
The Remarkables ski trip was enjoyed by students and parents alike in Septem-
ber. For many it was a first time skiing experience and many had mastered the
learners slope by the end of the day.
The junior and senior rooms were treated to a "Fun day Out" at the end of term
3. The juniors visited East Rd Pets and the seniors went to the movies. This was
followed by lunch and a visit to the bird aviary at Queens Park in the afternoon.
The Parent afternoon during term 3 was an excellent opportunity for parents/
caregivers and grandparents to visit the school and listen to the students
speeches and singing.
The Pet day on the 25th of October is always a treat for country and town
students as well as the many visitors who come along. This year a great display
of ponies (big and small) was a highlight. Many lambs and dogs also made the
occasion and crafts included submarine gardens, baking, vegetable creations,
hobbies, art and decorated bikes.
What's coming up at Tuturau?
Tuturau School has just completed a major building upgrade. The administration
block, art bay and cloak rooms have been completely remodeled to provide
welcoming usable spaces. The art bay provides a modern art resource area and
work space for students. This major project was completed earlier this year and
the school is delighted to be hosting the official opening later this month.( see
Board Chairs Invite)
Tuturau School Native Bush Planting -- with the support of Environmental
Southland we will plant around 300 native plants to restore a piece of Mataura
Valley bush land adjacent to our school. This special project will enhance our
students learning of native plant species and create environmental ownership
End of Year School Production -- this is always a busy time with students work-
ing on painting sets, learning lines and perfecting dances routines. The produc-
tion is set for Monday the 10th of December and is always a delightful night of
entertainment for both young and old.
Tuturau School Trial Bike Ride- this is set for the 2 March 2013 and will provide
bike riders with some new and exciting terrain to explore. We are currently in
the planning stage and more information including the trial and registration
details will be made available soon.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Phone 03 204 8058
SUPPLIES (NZ) LTD
"Happy and Successful children
learning to learn"
Hello and Welcome. I hope this page has given you an insight
into our little school up here in the hills.
We have had an extremely busy year and are thrilled with our
building upgrade project. The new Administration and Art areas
will be officially opened by the Hon Bill English on the 16th
November. This event will begin at 11.15am and we would like
to welcome any past/present people with connections to Tuturau
school along. Please contact our office on (03) 203 8254 if you
would like to attend.
For perspective families looking at attending Tuturau School
please feel free to read our latest ERO report on the Ministry
of Education Website. This was completed in late 2010 and is a
glowing report for our school.
We are also very excited to be launching our Tuturau School
Website. This is currently under construction and will be
completed by mid November. The website will be up dated on a
regular basis with the school calendar and school newsletters
along with other general information.
We are a welcoming country school and provide students with
many opportunities that smaller schools can provide. Our family
like atmosphere and size means that all students are known as
individuals and not just as a name.
We are also ever grateful to our dedicated staff and for the
support and help from many in our community that give up their
time and energy to support our school.
For any information or enrolment enquiries please give us a call
and we are happy to meet and show you around!
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
We welcome all inquiries so for more
information on Tuturau School or for a copy
of our hand book please feel free to contact
us anytime on:
Phone (03) 203 8254
Shanks Rd, RD 4 Gore
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