Taieri Beach School

Leading educational providers internationally are recognising the importance of teaching our children in nature.

Set in a rural paradise near the peaceful seaside village of Taieri Mouth, a scenic 30-minute commute south of Dunedin city, Taieri Beach School is involved in this nature-based learning approach. Quality time outdoors and in nature has a calming effect, and, at the same time, invigorates, teaches and helps develop connections with other people and the natural environment.

Teaching principal Dr Gloria Penrice and her enthusiastic experienced team strongly believe in encouraging curiosity and creativity as a way of engaging and motivating children in their learning. They are passionate about children experiencing the fun and wonder of discovering new knowledge through practical hands-on activities and working together with other students as a team.

Small class sizes mean children receive one-on-one support catering to their individual strengths and interests. This ensures children get the maximum benefit out of their educational experiences, so every child succeeds to the best of their ability in all areas of the curriculum.

Children are actively encouraged to engage with IT to complement and enhance their learning programmes, thereby empowering themselves in the digital age.

Taieri Beach School is well resourced, with two modern learning classrooms, up-to-date IT facilities, extensive library, expansive playground and sportsfield, school vegetable gardens with a propagating shed, and indoor swimming pool.

If you wish to know more about this unique school, nestled on the South Otago coast, with views of Moturata Island from the school gate, in a tranquil setting within walking distance of the sea, a river, wetlands, and forest, please contact Gloria Penrice: principal@taieribeach.school.nz