Welcome To Turitea School

Ko te poipoi, ko te atawhai, ko te manaaki.

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 warmly encouraged to contact the school at any time.

A word from our Principal

Troy Duckworth

Troy
Tēnā koutou katoa,

I’m Troy and I started my journey as the principal 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 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 and I am an avid Phoenix Suns supporter 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.

125 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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Year 2 / 3
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Shane
Year 4 / 5
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Trish
Sports Coordinator
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Year 5 / 6
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