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Where tamariki grow to be A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

We all try to be "the best me I can be" here at Duvauchelle School and while we don't always succeed, we always try!


About Our School

Duvauchelle Primary School is a small, rural, contributing State Primary School catering for students from Year 0-Year 6. 


Our school was established in 1860. It was initially part of a Church School built in the Bay in the 1850s. The old school bell is preserved and still used daily.  The original classroom still stands on site and is currently in use as the school Library and a teaching/learning space.  Additions over the years include: another classroom, an old dental clinic that was the library for a while, and is now a much needed storage area, a new administration block, a new library that was converted to a classroom in 2016, and lastly a new tennis court. 

There are networked laptops, i-pads & desktops in the classrooms. Every senior student is supplied with a laptop, and all juniors have i-pads to use as tools in their daily learning. The school’s pool has recently been upgraded and we are looking forward to many more years of swimming lessons and long hot summers.


The current student roll is culturally diverse with New Zealand European children forming the majority. We are fortunate enough to have students of Maori, French, British, Kenyan, Tongan, Swiss-German, Spanish, Czech Republic and Japanese descent. We value our bi-cultural heritage, and the cultures of ourselves and others. Our students come from a large geographical area & a number of the students travel to school each day, from the surrounding bays, on our own school bus.


Our community wants the best of both worlds. Living here on the Peninsula is a lifestyle choice and one that connects everyone of us to the land, sea and other permanent residents. Living here does not mean though that anyone should have to compromise on the educational opportunities for their children. We aim to provide a high quality, localised curriculum which makes the most of our amazing surroundings, local resources and talents. This curriculum and the way our school days are structured means that our tamariki find many many opportunities to grow, be passionate about their learning and keep on their journey to awesomeness.


We have an open, positive and supportive learning partnership between students, parents, staff and our community.

We have a long tradition of being a focal point in the local community and enjoy an increasing level of community involvement and support.

About Our School

What's happening at Duvauchelle Primary School?

Upcoming Events in July

Mon 22

First Day of Term 3

22 Jul 2024

Mon 29

Goal Setting Meetings

29 Jul 2024

Tue 30

Goal Setting Meetings

30 Jul 2024

Latest Notices

Road Closure
4 Jun 2024

Hello Everyone

Duvauchelle School Lane will be closed to all traffic between 10am and 2pm tomorrow. CityCare are going to repair the leak that has created a very large pothole!

Nga mihi


Board of Trustees Casual Vacancies
4 Jun 2024

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Fun Day Friday!
23 May 2024

Tomorrow is going to be a great day, despite the weather forecast and the cancellation of the Cross Country for 2024!

WEAR MUFTI or HOUSE colours instead of uniform tomorrow - gold coin donation

Sausage Sizzle - gold coin donation (Thank you Tristan Sexton and Jessica Sexton for donating the sausages, Hannah Armstrong and Gemma Shigeno for running this and to the lovely families who donated sauce, bread, etc.)

Jazzed Up Jellies - gold coin donation (Thank you Rachael Court for making the jellies). The tamariki will be able to "jazz up" their jelly with a selection of tasty treats, such as cream, custard, crushed Oreos, strawberry or chocolate wafer biscuits, or chocolate fingers.

Fizzy Drink - gold coin donation (left over from last years Cross Country - we won't make them wait around for another year!)


Fabulous House happenings in the afternoon - free of charge!

If you only have a $5 or $10 note and no gold coins, please feel free to send those along too, and we will make sure your child gets a variety of options.
Stay warm and dry tomorrow and over the weekend, everyone.

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Parents, please support our local businesses

Akaroa Couriers Ltd - Duvauchelle School Pohatu Penguins/Plunge NZ Ltd - Duvauchelle School Armstrong Electrical - Duvauchelle School Akaroa Four Square - Duvauchelle School
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