Runanga School

Kia ora koutou and welcome to Runanga School

We are a delightful small rural school just 8km north of Greymouth. We are a well resourced school that offers a safe, caring learning environment for children from Year 1-Year 8.

Students here learn about the local curriculum through an inquiry based approach. They discover, investigate, and evaluate what it is they are learning and then present it in a variety of ways to their peers and others within the school. Every student in this school has access to a computer, all paid for by the school and community funds.

Runanga school is a kidscan school and has the “fruit in schools” programme. So no matter what time of the year every child has fresh fruit every day at school. We also have "Lunch in Schools Programme". We belong to the Duffy Book programme and promote reading with and to the students every day.

Students at Runanga School follow the PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) philosophy. These values are embedded into the school programmes with every student able to talk about these with visitors or amongst their peers.

Runanga School has a flourishing community and they contribute to the success of the school.

Feel free to visit at anytime and see for yourself, what a wonderful exciting school Runanga School is.

Nāku, na

Donna Hessell


Our Vision

‘Loving to Learn, Learning for Life’

Our PB4L and School Values

School Events Calendar

Class Blogs

Mawhera Nui

Room 1


Room 4

Coal Creek

Room 3

Office Hours Monday - Friday 8.30am - 1.30pm