Welcome to

Turua School

Turua School is situated between Ngatea and Thames in a semi rural environment. We are a Decile 5 school with a supportive community, and parents who have high expectations for their children’s education. Our teachers believe that all students can experience success and strive to reach their potential. They develop positive and affirming relationships with students and have a strong focus on student wellbeing and sense of belonging.

The children at Turua School are encouraged to achieve high academic standards with Numeracy and Literacy being a daily focus. A wide variety of opportunities are offered across all curriculum areas from the Arts, with extension classes provided and productions through to Physical Education and Sports, including Outdoor Education and attending a range of sporting events.

Students are encouraged to explore leadership opportunities and given a voice in school-wide protocols and decision-making. Innovative and effective teaching practices are encouraged with the provision of quality professional development opportunities for staff being a high priority of the Board.  


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This months events

Latest Notifications

This will be the last week for the dental van at Turua.

Mon Aug 08 09:25am

BOT Elections

Tue Aug 02 09:05am

Just a reminder that BOT nominations need to be in by tomorrow 12.00 noon.

Bus Routes

Mon Aug 01 02:02pm

Go bus has just informed us that our usual driver is away with COVID.  The pick up in the mornings will be approx. 10 minutes later than usual for the week.  Afternoon drop offs should be the same as usual.


Mon Aug 01 01:52pm

A reminder that our PTA AGM is being held tonight in the school staffroom at 7.00pm.  All welcome.

BOT Elections

Wed Jul 27 09:29am

Just a reminder that our BOT elections are coming up and nominations close on Wednesday 3rd August. You should have received your nomination papers.  If not , please contact the school office.

If you would like to talk with someone about being on the Board please feel free to call in at the office or contact our BOT Chairperson Erin Staples.

Ph: 027 5710424 


Tue Jul 26 09:07am

Morning everyone

Last night the Board decided to support the Ministry of Health and Education in their recommendation for schools to require staff and students from year4 to wear masks when inside for the first 4 weeks of this term.

This does not include eating, singing or inside PE.

We do have some masks available at school.

Thank you for your support.


Mon Jun 20 10:39am


We now have 6 confirmed cases of COVID at Turua School. Kaitaki, Ika Iti and Patiki have 1 each.  There are 2 student cases and 1 teacher confirmed case in Te Wheke.

We still have RAT tests available for families at the office for pick up.


School Office

Fri Jun 17 09:25am

Our lovely office lady is still away and our office will be unmanned.  Please leave a message for urgent queries.


Office Closed

Thu Jun 16 09:24am

Just a quick note to say that Jenna is away today so the office will not be manned.  Please leave a phone message for any urgent queries.

Thank you

Early Pick Up today

Wed Jun 15 12:04pm


Just a reminder that if you are able to pick up your children today at 2.00pm that would be greatly appreciated.  Just let their teacher know and we will ensure they are ready. If you want them to walk home at 2.00pm please notify your teacher too.  

Thank you

Parent Interviews

Tue Jun 14 01:17pm

Tomorrow we are holding our Parent Interviews and teachers are released early to organise their interviews.  We have a staff shortage tomorrow in supervising students and would appreciate parents picking up their children at 2.00pm if they are able.  

Just let your child’s teacher know and we will make sure that they are prepared and ready to go.

Thank you for your support.

Rapid Antigen Tests

Tue Jun 07 10:46am


With winter approaching and COVID still around in our community, we would like to offer our families a pack of Rapid Antigen Tests.  If you would like to receive a pack to keep on hand, please call into the school office to collect.

Kind Regards


Parent Working Bee

Sat May 21 05:26pm

Just a reminder that the Parent Working Bee is at 10.am tomorrow.  Bring along your gardening tools and we would appreciate one trailer if anyone has one.  Let’s hope for fine weather!