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Mossburn School - The Best Little Rural School in Southland! 

Mossburn Primary School is a progressive, innovative and community focused Year 0-6 primary school in the heart of Northern Southland. We have three multi-level classrooms with excellent teacher-student ratios as well as extra teacher aide support.  We are also lucky enough to have a Learning Support Coordinator on site.  Currently we have a roll of 47 students, which ensures a family-like atmosphere. 

We serve a wide-spread community with many students travelling to school by bus; however, the distance does not deter involvement from families in sporting and cultural activities. Students attending the school come from an increasingly varied range of backgrounds and cultures.

The school is exceptionally well resourced to cover all areas of the curriculum. The Board, along with a strong Parent Liaison Committee, contribute greatly to the resourcing of the school and are extremely supportive. 

We have an ‘open door’ policy with parents and encourage close liaison between home and school. This means the teachers get to know the children and their families well and there is a strong sense of partnership between all parties to provide our children with a wonderful primary school experience.

The school has a modern library, a community 20m heated swimming pool (where lessons with Johnson Waters qualified coaches are provided by the PLC each year in a 2 week block), external storage for equipment, a play shelter area, an indoor sports complex, a tennis court, a tunnel house and an adventure playground. Each student in the senior room (Kikorangi) has access to a chrome book. We have just ordered 3 sets of the Make Do construction sets to encourage the students to problem solve, be creative and work collaboratively.

In 2024 there are exciting plans afoot: a move to the HERO SMS platform for communicating with parents, sharing student work and reporting;  implementing the music programme Charanga, and implementing the structured maths programme, PRIME, across all of the classes. We will continue implementing Better Start Literacy, the University of Canterbury developed Structured Literacy Programme, across all classes. We will also be working on developing a school wide spelling programme.  

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Nga mihi nui,

Tracey Doak                                                                               

Principal

 


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