Principal & Staff

Principal's Welcome

Tēnā koutou kātoa,

Close to the Southern Alps and set alongside the spectacular Lake Brunner, you will find our splendid rural school and wider community. We have the privilege of being situated where our tamariki can easily access the natural environment, readily explore rich local histories and share in authentic learning experiences that are both special and unique to this part of the world. 

Visitors to our school often comment about the fantastic view from our library - admittedly we are a ‘school with a view’ but we are also a school with a vision - to provide equity and excellence in learning for all of our students.  From Years 1 to 8, our dedicated staff nurture the strengths and cater for the specific needs of our students. We use current research and data-driven decisions to build quality teaching and learning programmes that always aim for excellent achievement outcomes for our learners. We encourage our tamariki to be curious about their world and provide as many opportunities as possible for  creativity, culture(s), sports and EOTC to feature in their learning. 

I believe that our students at Lake Brunner are some of the most kind, friendly and helpful young people you might ever meet. We are also very fortunate to have both a school and wider community who provide ongoing support for our school, and for our learners, in a variety of ways. You are always welcome to plan a visit to our kura. 

Together we share in shaping the future for our children…

Aha koa, he iti, he pounamu - Although it is small, it is precious

Ngā mihi 

Amanda Bailey



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