Principal's Welcome

It's easy to be passionate about George Street Normal School. With a community of supportive parents, well-behaved children who are keen to learn and an outstanding staff, our school continues to prosper after 135 years.

Over these years we have built a reputation as the most popular choice for primary education in the wider Dunedin area. We are well known for the quality of teaching, caring atmosphere, ordered learning environment, multicultural flavour and additional opportunities offered to our children. As teachers we are also learners and want to know how to enhance every child's education with active, positive and proud learning experiences. Inceasingly, our practice is evidence-based. The focus on strengths-based teaching and learning appoaches and character education, for example, is the result of our professional inquiry over many years.

Some parents are unsure about what to expect from their child’s school. The success of our school begins with creating a safe environment, where we encourage excellence and model positive relationships. We value parent partnership, effective governance, community involvement, creativity and fun.

At George Street Normal School parents can expect a love of learning to be nurtured, strong character to be built and a happy child arriving home each day. My invitation is for one of New Zealand’s great primary schools to become your school.


Robyn Wood