Dalefield School is a small school situated 6.5 km from the centre of Carterton. It is a semi-rural school, which in recent years has provided educational opportunities for the primary – aged children of the Dalefield – Matarawa – Carterton Districts, as well as for children from both Carterton and Greytown.
All pupils are placed in a House when they start school:
Mixed – age teams work together to achieve success in all learning. Keeping the school environment in a tidy condition is also very much part of house responsibility.
The school has long standing traditions of animal care, gardening, craft activities and sport. The annual Lamb and Calf Day is the highlight of the school year and there is much preparation in Term 3.
The roll is generally between 50 and 60 students and the school is in two hubs. The Junior Hub is named Matarawa in recognition of the local Dalefield area and the Middle/Senior Hub is named Mangatarere. The Mangatarere stream runs through Carterton and joins the Waiohine River between Greytown and Carterton.
Learning is personalised at Dalefield School. Fostering a love of learning is important to the school and community and the focus in 2019 is on developing our 'Dalefield' way of accessing the New Zealand curriculum. The staff team are motivated, excited and passionate about being the best they can be.