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.
This months events
COVID UPDATEMon 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 OfficeFri 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 ClosedThu 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.
Early Pick Up todayWed 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.
Parent InterviewsTue 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 TestsTue 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.
Parent Working BeeSat 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!
Office UnattendedMon May 09 09:34am
Just a quick note to let you know that our school office is unattended today. Please leave a message if you have an urgent request and someone will get back to you.
Office ClosedWed Apr 13 09:09am
Unfortunately we have needed to close the office today. Please leave a message on the answering machine and someone will get back to you.
Turua School BusSun Apr 10 05:00pm
This alert is to let our families know that the Turua School Bus will not be running in the mornings this week due to driver shortages through COVID.
It will run as normal in the afternoons.
COVID UPDATEMon Apr 04 10:53am
Today we have 10 active confirmed cases amongst students and 1 confirmed staff member.
Thank you to those who continue to inform us of confirmed cases.
COVID UPDATE 29/03/2022Tue Mar 29 03:45pm
Today we have 10 active COVID cases across the school including 2 teachers.
We have managed to confirm a relief teacher for tomorrow who will supervise any students in our senior rooms unable to stay at home for online learning.
On Thursday we will combine any students attending onsite learning and Friday we will welcome back all our senior students who aren’t isolating.
I know this is a challenging time for parents and thank you to those who continue to monitor their child’s health and test accordingly.