Celebrating our 140th Jubilee in October.
To seek, to strive, to find & never give up...
This is derived from a quote by Robert Falcon Scott and has been adjusted to suit our school. We want our learners to continue to push themselves and work to the best of their ability at all times!
We expect students to be:
Click link to last ERO Report - 2018
Kia ora and welcome to Knapdale School's webpage.
Knapdale is a neat wee school situated in Eastern Southland, about 10 minutes north of Gore. We are lucky to be close to town but have a real rural feel to everything that we do. We have been well supported in our community for the last 135 years. We also have a school pool that the community can also use and also make the most of the Knapdale Hall just around the corner.
We are a full primary (Year 0-8) with a wide catchment and most of our students come to school via bus.
We have a wonderfully supportive community and our school whanau are committed to ensuring that we are well equipped for quality teaching and learning. We want our learners to leave Knapdale proud life-long learners who show respect, responsibility and resilience in all of the choices and decisions that they make. This is based around our school values.
We have Google Apps for Education at our school and all students have their own email and all have access to technology in the classroom. Teaching them about their digital footprint is an important aspect of their learning in this day and age.
Please have a look around our website and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hayley Mitcheson - Principal
Term Dates 2019
Term 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July - Queens Birthday 3rd June
Term 3 - Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September
Term 4 - Monday 14th October - Friday 13th December
Term 2 Dates
Year 7 & 8 Programme - 7th May - at Knapdale; 14th/15th May at Waikaka School; 28th May at Knapdale
Technology at Longford - 11th June; 18th June; 25th June; 2nd July
Albion Excelsior Rugby Ambassador - 8th May; 23rd May; 5th June; 19th June
School Photos - 13th May
Board of Trustee Meetings - 9th May; 6th June; 4th July
Playhouse Theatre - At Pukerau Community Centre - 21st May
Cross Country - School (at Waikaka School) 30th May; Eastern - 12th June at Waimumu; Southland - 21st June at Waimumu
School Reports & Learning Conferences - Home on 31st May; Conferences - 12th and 13th June