Welcome to Strath Taieri School
"Equipped with the skills and knowledge to confidently navigate life's challenges"
He haerenga eke noa
Kia ora koutou,
Strath Taieri School is a full primary school, with children from New Entrants up to Year 8. We are proudly rural and embrace our beautiful and unique location. Our students love the outdoors and make the most of our large school grounds. We allow the children to take risk in their play by climbing trees and riding bikes on our bike track.
Our core curriculum, Mathematics and Literacy, focuses on a clear progression of skills with valuable learning not left to chance with a lens to a structured scope and sequence to ensure all learners are catered for. Other topics such as Science, Social Studies and The Arts are taught through an inquiry approach which allows us to create exciting and rich learning experiences for our students.
Being a student at Strath Taieri School means you are supported by our entire community from the PTA and Board of Trustees to local businesses including farms, the Middlemarch Museum and community groups such as the Mid Taieri Wai and Lions Club. All this incredible support means that we punch above our weight in terms of resources and support for learning.
We are guided by the values of our school visible on our school pou at our gate.
Our mission statement is that our children will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to confidently navigate life’s challenges.
They are able to do this by developing these school values:
We are so proud of the caring and nurturing environment we have at Strath Taieri School where children are encouraged and celebrated. We welcome all new enrolments and are happy to give you and your whānau a tour of the classrooms and our fabulous grounds, so do not hesitate to get in touch or ask any questions.
We love our great wee school and all that living in the picturesque Strath Taieri valley encompasses.
BE SAFE! BEEN SEEN!
Being a bunch of rural kids, knowing the fundamentals of how to keep safe on farms is hugely important.
Our clever teacher Miss Kate from room Piwakawaka planned and implemented a farm safety day in collaboration with Young Farmers NZ and Safer Farms NZ. Read all about it here.
CAMPAIGN LEADS TO COMMUNITY SUPPORT
After we launched our "Either way it's 20km" campaign,
Middlemarch community constable Allan Lynch facilitated the installation of signs to remind motorists of their responsibilities.
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE
Kids surrounded by nature can teach us all so much! Their curiosity, their excitement and their very own interpretations!
Our Mid Taieri Wai group got on farm at Netherton Angus with Nicole from Landcare, Sam from OCC and Benita ORC to study the stream health of Dewar Creek with our students.
The team planted 257 plants on the bank to assist with stabilising the bank, provide shade for the special creatures we found and attract native birdlife.
The incredible plants were grown right here in the
Strath Taieri. Read more here