Taieri Beach School

Situated in the popular seaside community of Taieri Mouth, a short commute from Dunedin, Taieri Beach School is committed to growing a community of happy, creative, confident lifelong learners within a nature-based learning philosophy.

The learning environment is friendly, calm, and inclusive, based on the belief that children learn best when they are relaxed and happy. To ensure a smooth transition into school for our new entrants, we run a ‘‘4-year-old Club’’ for one year, prior to children’s enrolment at age 5.

Interesting individualised learning programmes are provided within small class-sizes, enabling all children to receive daily 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 technology to complement and enhance their learning programmes, thereby empowering them in the digital age.

Teaching principal Dr Gloria Penrice and her enthusiastic, experienced staff 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.

Taieri Beach School has two well-resourced up-to-date classrooms, an extensive library, an expansive playground and sports field, a school vegetable garden and orchard, a propagating shed, one-to-one digital devices provided by the board, and an indoor swimming pool.

If you want to know more about what this unique school can offer your child, please contact Gloria Penrice: principal@taieribeach.school.nz