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Welcome to Carterton School

Carterton School is a full primary school, supporting and nuturing students from New Entrant to Year 8. Conveniently situated in the centre of Carterton, neighbouring Carrington Park, our kura has a modern teaching environment complimented by fantastic facilities and spacious grounds

The curriculum is well balanced with inside and outside the classroom learning. Our dedicated and inspiring kaiako are future-focused and recognise students as individuals. We encourage students to experience typical childhood activities such as swings, hoverboards, mountain bikes, creative play, tree climbing, lunchtime sport and digging in the sand.

We are lucky to be able to offer two learning environments where students (and whānau) can choose the best learning space for their education journey. Our unique culturally responsive Ākonga Māori Te Reo immersion classrooms, specialise in tikanga Māori and allow students to explore, learn and celebrate Māori language, culture, heritage and identity. Our Mainstream classes work in Learning Teams to focus on the needs of their Year Levels and create specialised programmes and activities for ultimate learning opportunities and success.

Our kura takes pride in creating a sense of belonging, connection and passion for learning. These are vital to our core values. Carterton School focuses on creating powerful lifelong learners who love learning and feel confident in driving their own learning experiences.

Our fantastic and inspiring facilities

Our enriching activities and resources

Seeing is believing - so come and check out our amazing kura for yourself!


Carterton School students are life-long learners, enthusiastic, inquiring, persisting, taking risks, making connections, self-managing, reflecting, communicating and setting goals.