School and Community Profile

Dannevirke South School is a state funded full primary school with a maximum role of 375 students.

South School opened in 1900 and has a long and proud history in the local community.  It continues to be the school of choice for new families in Dannevirke and has had a Ministry of Education approved enrolment scheme in place for the past six years to limit student numbers.

The school is fortunate to have high levels of parental support and involvement.  The school is very well resourced and all buildings and facilities are very well maintained.  The school grounds are extensive with mature stands of trees as well as a growing number of newly planted native trees.

The school continues to receive very good Edcuation Review Office Reports and has a well-established self review and school development programme.

The school can offer:

  • A caring and secure environment that attempts to cater for the individual needs of all students.
  • Extensive special needs programmes and a developing programme of enrichment for students with special abilities.
  • A highly motivated and caring group of teachers.
  • An open door policy that values the close association between parents and the school.
  • Good facilities set in an expansive area of playing fields and native bush with an attractive stream running through the school.
  • A proven record of academic achievement, extensive sporting involvement and a diverse range of cultural activities.
  • A sound behaviour management programme that supports all students and staff.