We are a small, rural country school that is thinking big! We are closely linked to our wider community and take great pride in both our students and their achievements.
Tuturumuri is located 30 km out of Martinborough in the beautiful Wairarapa, on the way to Tora, Te Awaiti and White Rock beaches. We are the southern most school on the North Island. Farming is the way of life out here, but fishing, hunting and surfing are pretty good ways to pass the time as well!
Another year has almost passed and its been actioned packed with alot going on. In term 2 we had a change of staff with Lisa Malones taking up a new position in a school in Upper Hutt and after many many years of service, Joan Taylor retired. Jo Mahoney joined us as our new Principal and Ngahuia McNabb stepped in to the very big shoes Joan left as the Office Administrator. With almost 3 terms under their belts, all has been full steam ahead with the assistance of Pete Bragger, Sissy Pickering and Heather Butler who have been a great help with their collective long-term knowledge of the workings of the school.
The classroom refurbishment is now complete and the new learning enviroment for the children is fantastic, feel free to stop by and see it. And the school has now been upgraded to a Fibre connection so our internet speed is lightning fast.
A small snippet of what the children have been up to over the last two terms includes them competing in a number of sporting events, these include, Rippa rugby, soccer, hockey, Tough kid and cross-country. We held our very own MasterChef competition and it appears we have some budding chefs amongst the students. Our pet day was another succesful event with a number of the community turning out in support for the children. The children have been busy working on the Garden and although we came 2nd in the Garden competition this year, there has been alot of work put in for next years judging to see if we can regain our top spot again. A huge thank you to Anne Dodds for her continued work in this area.
Term 3 saw the children focussing on Emergency services and what each of these services provides; this has meant the children have had visits from our Rural Fire Service (including fire truck), Daniel from St Johns came with an ambulance, People savers who showed the children first aid, a visit from Mike from Fire Wise safety and a visit to the Masterton Fire Station. The children now have a well rounded understanding on what do to or who to call upon in the event of an emergency.
Tuturumuri School offers fantastic resources including an indoor swimming pool, a tennis court, cooking facilities for the students, a gardening programme and much, much more.
Pop by the school anytime to check us out.