Welcome To Turitea School

Ko te poipoi, ko te atawhai, ko te manaaki.
We nurture, embrace and respect all learners.

At Turitea School our students will be supported, encouraged and challenged to achieve their potential through a balanced curriculum that develops their knowledge and skills to become confident, creative and life-long learners.

Our students will have a passion for life, immersed and strengthened by our school values and community.

Current and prospective whānau are encouraged to contact the school at any time.

A word from our Principal

Troy Duckworth

Tēnā koutou katoa,

I’m Troy and I started my journey as the tumuaki here in January 2022. I came from Russell Street School where I was the Deputy Principal for 4 years and was a teacher there for 7 years.

I come to Palmy by way of Auckland where I was born and bred. However, I love the Manawatū and am a huge advocate for this place, despite the bad rep it sometimes gets from those who don’t know how good it is! I’ve also taught overseas in Dubai and Brunei Darussalam.

I come from a lineage of educational leadership as both my parents were principals in Auckland, so they are delighted I’ve followed in their footsteps. I pride myself on building positive relationships with everyone, which ties in nicely to one of our school values of whanaungatanga. I’m a huge believer of the Māori whakataukī ‘Mā te pā te tamaiti e whakatipu’ - It takes a village to raise the child and want that for all here at Turitea School.

I am pretty easy to find around here as you usually hear me before you see me. I am a massive fan of the NBA (Avid Phoenix Suns supporter) and the Formula 1 (Team Ferrari) and I love having a yarn with those who are passionate about it too, or ways to make our kura the best place it can be.

128 Years In The Making!

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meet our Teachers

Turitea School has teachers who bring enthusiasm, dedication, and inspiration to their classrooms. They strive to kindle a desire for life-long learning, growing confidence, leadership, and curiosity in all students.

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