Kia ora - Welcome to George Street Normal School

Kia ora koutou kātoa, Mālō e lelei, 안뇽, Tālofa, Hujambo, สวัสดี S̄wạs̄dī, Kia orana, नमस्ते Namaste, ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ Sata srī akāla, Gidday, Hi, 你好 Nǐ hǎo, Привет Privet, Bonjour, Kamusta, Assalam o Alaikum, Bula, Fakalofa Atu.

Nau mai ngā hua

Nau mai ngā pai

Nau mai kia nui

Kia hāwere ai

Maui ora

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to George Street Normal School.

George Street Normal School:

  • is centrally located in Dunedin

  • has a close proximity to the University of Otago and the Dunedin Public Hospital

  • welcomes children from all over Dunedin and from many different parts of the world

  • accepts enrolments from International Students and is an incredibly culturally diverse school. We celebrate the richness this brings and purposefully weave our students culture into our curriculum so that we can all learn from one another.

  • is a place where we are working hard to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Our Vision / Values:

We in the second year of embedding our new vision. Our vision is...

  • Inspiring children to Think, Thrive and Create

    • we want our children to be actively involved in their learning and to learn to think in many different ways. This includes developing the ability to think for themselves, to think analytically, divergently, creatively and critically. Using these skills helps our children to make better sense of the world around them, solve problems, make logical choices and to develop their own belief systems.

    • we have a strong focus on helping children our children to thrive. Our children are given the opportunity to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. We use a strengths based philosophy wherein we partner with the child and their whānau in identifying the child's strengths and provide opportunities for each child to work in this space and to thrive. The uniqueness of each child is valued and their strengths are valued.

    • we recognise the importance of The Arts and the way they contribute towards our overall wellbeing. Our children have lots of opportunities to experience the richness and creativity of The Arts through dance, drama, visual art and music. This contributes to their overall ability to thrive as a young person. In addition our children get to learn using a variety of technological devices and rather than just use them, we want them to be able to create on them in ways 'unplugged' technology does not allow.

    • we have a three values (Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Whanaungatanga) that underpin the way we interact with others to help us to become 'the best we can be'

Tohaina ō painga ki te ao

Share your gifts with the world

Opportunities for our students:

  • access to a fantastic array of learning opportunities within their classroom programmes and extracurricular activities

  • we utilise our local environment; children learn about their world and experience trips to our local marae, museums, gardens, sporting venues etc.

  • we have Kapa haka and Pasifika groups available for all children

  • during break times, there are a huge number of activities on offer such as kaitiaki club, robotics, Lego, chess club, structured play, Jump Jam and a large number of sporting codes

Invitation to find out more:

We invite you to look around our website and gain a sense of 'who we are' and what our vision is. If you would like to make an appointment to come and have a look around our school, please contact our office team ( or phone 03 474 0825.

Ngā mihi nui

Robyn Wood, Tumuaki / Principal

Robyn Wood