Welcome to Mossburn School

Excited about learning and aiming for excellence

Welcome to Mossburn Primary School, which caters for children from new entrants to Year Six.

Our vision for all our children is that Attitude is Everything, and that by creating children with a great attitude to learning and life in general we will help form well-rounded, successful children in life now and in the future. We want to see them leave us at the end of Year Six knowing that they can pursue the possibilities that they have conceived and explored at our school.

We’re a lovely two classroom country school situated in the heart of Southland. We’re about an hour out from Invercargill or Queenstown (take your pick!) and approx 40mins from Te Anau – so we’re smack bang in the middle!

Our roll usually fluctuates between 40 – 60 children, with children from Southland, wider New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Phillipines and Nepal.

The teaching staff are experienced and know the children extremely well.  Our support staff are amazing and do make a difference.  The parents/caregivers and the community members involved are very supportive too.  All in all the partnership between all concerned is very healthy and all our children are very fortunate having this wonderful support.  Life is good in Mossburn!

Our school values are… Communication, Honesty, Attitude, Responsibility & Manners – known as ‘CHARM’ – We expect all our children to demonstrate good communication skills, to be honest with themselves and others, to have a positive can-do attitude, to take responsibility for their own learning and to have good manners – the simple things; to say thank you, excuse me, to hold the door open for someone and so forth.

We consider it a huge privilege and responsibility to serve the families of Mossburn Primary School. Caring for and teaching your children is something we are honoured to do. We trust you will enjoy your time as part of Mossburn Primary School.