Our School

schoolAlbury School was established in 1882 and is situated 50km inland from Timaru. It is a year 1 - 6 rural school, boasting all the benefits of a small caring community, but with the facilities and resources of a big city school. The school has extensive grounds which include tennis courts, adventure playground, putting green, playing fields, covered and heated swimming pool (available to the community from mid-November to the end of March), school gardens, and well-stocked sports shed.

The children enjoy opportunities for Education outside the Classroom the Mackenzie area provides, as well as visits further afield for sport, art and topic studies. Family grouping classrooms provide a caring and nurturing environment for learning and growing with a strong emphasis on family values, giving the children the chance to learn and be challenged.

The school is part of the Mackenzie Cluster of schools which give the children the opportunity to mix and compete against children from other schools in sports, speech and science. The school has enjoyed success with National Standards results (refer latest ERO report) and information on the school may be found at www.albury.school.nz

 

School Vision

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The children at Albury School will aim to be positive, confident learners, with an awareness of self (within the cultural heritage of New Zealand and the local community)
 
They will achieve personal excellence and will reflect on their learning and make decisions that will enhance their learning in the future.
 
They will be effective communicators and be able to read, write and process information effectively and will have numeracy knowledge and strategies. They will know the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices, nurturing and maintaining positive relationships. 

School Information

schoolAlbury School was established in 1882 and is situated 50km's inland from Timaru.

We currently run two classrooms - Years 1-3 & Years 4-6.

We are serviced by 4 Bus runs.

Most children come from a farming background.

We are part of the Mackenzie cluster of Schools.

Our current ERO report was outstanding. To view CLICK HERE

For our School Information Booklet CLICK HERE

Albury School Annual Events overview CLICK HERE 

Enrolments

enrolments-tempChildren are usually enrolled from age 5 years but legally must be enrolled when they turn 6 years old. Parents are asked to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate and immunisation record so that the enrolling teacher can verify date of birth, and immunisation status.

Library

library-tempThe library is open to children at all times, during the school week.

Librarians from Room 2 will be available to return and issue books to children.

Each class has a Library session each week on a Friday.

Generally books will ve returned to the class library book box in the morning on Friday. Librarians will process books prior to class visits.

The school community is also able to use the Library.

Please contact the office for more information.

Board of Trustees

botBoard of Trustees meeting are held on the third Thursday of each month at school. These meetings are open to all. Non Board members do not have speaking rights although they can be granted at the discretion of the Chairperson.

Staff

Principal Ken Heaphy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Teacher Sheralyn Scott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Principal Release Di Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary Dawn Harrington This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
 Support Staff  Jane Watson Dawn Harrington - Teacher Aide