Cynthia Irwin Retirement 

Past and present whanau are all invited to join us and celebrate Mrs Irwin’s teaching career and retirement after 35 years.

When: Monday 7th December at 5pm

Where: Dannevirke South School

Join us for a free hamburger/sausage sizzle followed by a public farewell in the hall.

Children welcome.

We look forward to seeing you all there



'Aim High'

We celebrate the successes of our students every Friday at Assembly. Everyone is welcome to come along to assembly which begins at 2.15pm.

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Dannevirke South is a school of opportunities.  We have a strong focus on literacy and numeracy and staff have worked very hard to implement very good teaching programmes with excellent results. 

Students with learning needs are catered for with a range of intervention programmes included: reading recovery, RRAP reading, teacher aide support and expert classroom teachers.

Our Gifted and Talented programme includes: students on correspondence, ICAS, Otago Maths, Australian Maths Competition, Primary Research Project, Robotics and Wakarara Camps.

Staff and students are supported by an excellent Board of Trustees and a wonderful Support our Students (SOS) group of parents.

One exciting initiative the school is undertaking is developing our classroom programmes to better cater for dyslexic children.  Some staff have received training and classroom programmes will become more "Dyslexic Friendly".  This will benefit all our children.  More on this in the future.

New Parent Website:  

This is a brilliant new website that provides parents with information and answers to commonly asked questions.


Vision Statement

Cementing the foundations for successful living and learning through striving for our personal best in everything we do.



If you have any feedback or suggestions that you would like to share with us please email:   feedback@dannevirkesouth.school.nz