We are a rural school set on 5 acres of park-like grounds in the middle of Tasman township, 8 kilometres south of Motueka. Tasman School was established in 1913 and was originally known as Aporo School, due to the apples (Aporo) grown in the region.
The Tasman School roll has fluctuated over the years. Some families have been quite transient due to the seasonal nature of work in the area. Currently the school has a roll of 84 children and a staff of 5 teachers. Around a third of the children travel to school by bus.
The school has excellent facilities. Along with substantial grounds, it has a swimming pool, a well stocked library, a large multipurpose room, computer suite, and large tennis/netball court. We have four classrooms catering for children from Years 0 to 8.
Tasman School prides itself on being a family orientated school which is the hub of our community. With many new housing developments proposed and the Ruby Bay bypass scheduled to be finished in 2010, Tasman School is heading into a period of growth. It is hoped that the special character, spirit and identity of the School that has been established will be maintained and strengthened during this time. We feel that our School Charter will be the guide to ensure Tasman School retains the qualities that make it a special place.
A full primary school offers so much more in the way of leadership than other systems. Tasman school is no exception— Our Year 7/8 students have many opportunities to take leadership roles. Each year the Moutere Cluster runs a leadership/ team building day which allows our Year 8 students to develop their skills and brings them closer as a group. We see our seniors as having a vital role in the day to day management of our school and that is why we assign them Senior duties. These include bus monitors, librarians, office assistants and most importantly Gold Medal behaviour duty.
Phone: (03) 526 6818
Check out our website at www.tasman.school.nz