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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Latest Notifications

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!


Office Unattended

Mon 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.

Thanks you


Office Closed

Wed 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.

Thank you

Turua School Bus

Sun 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.


Mon 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 29/03/2022

Tue 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.

COVID update

Sun Mar 27 03:35pm

Thank you once again for your support on Friday with 3 out of our 5 teachers away due to COVID and isolation requirements.  This coming week we will still have many staff away and are asking those students in Mangopare and Kaitaki that can, to stay at home and participate in online learning.  This has already been set up on your seesaw/google classroom page and can be accessed by all students in the senior rooms. If you are able to keep your child at home please send us a message via email or seesaw. to minimise the need for phone calls in the morning. We will provide supervision for those students who cannot be supervised at home. We will review our situation on Wednesday afternoon to see if we can make any changes.

We currently have 5 student and 2 teacher active COVID cases at Turua school.  They are in Kaitaki, Mangopare and Patiki. Please continue to monitor your child’s health for any symptoms and continue to inform us of any positive results.

Thank you.


Wed Mar 23 09:26am

Our teacher in Patiki has tested positive for COVID and is currently isolating.  At this stage staff will cover and onsite learning can continue.  


Mon Mar 21 11:01am


Just updating our COVID cases at Turua School.  We have 1 new case in the junior team and 1 confirmed case in our senior team.  Currently these are our only 2 active cases. Thank you for continuing to be diligent in checking for symptoms.  It is greatly appreciated.