About Ashhurst School
Ashhurst is a state co-educational full primary school. Ashhurst School began as a two-room country school in 1879 and in the intervening years has grown to a roll of 430. Children come from urban and rural backgrounds, being drawn from both within the Ashhurst Township and the surrounding farmland. The rural children come by bus from the Pohangina Valley. The children come from a very wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, but the overall mix tends to be balanced. There is a roll turnover of around 20% per year.
The town has both a Kindergarten and Play Centre so most children arrive at Ashhurst School with pre-school experience and established relationships. A small number of Maori children have attended the Kohanga Reo in Palmerston North. Our Maori children represent approximately 20% of the roll.
Our school is a community of learners who respect and value each other and our place in Ashhurst, our environment and the wider world.
At Ashhurst School every decision is based on;
“How does this affect the learning of our students”