Runanga School

Kia ora koutou and welcome to Runanga School

We are a friendly, semi-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.

At Runanga School we believe that healthy, nurturing relationships are the foundation for all learning. We aim to provide opportunities that suit all kinds of learners and we embrace diversity. Our teaching approaches are a balanced blend of direct instruction, inquiry and play based learning.

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. We also have "Lunch in Schools Programme" which provides a variety of healthy hot meals and sandwiches at no cost to families. We belong to the Duffy Book programme and promote reading by children, with children and to children, every day. 

Students at Runanga School follow the PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) philosophy. Our values; "Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be a Learner" are embedded into the school culture.

Runanga School is part of a hard-working and supportive community who volunteer their time to provide adult help when they can. 

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

Noho ora mai,

Trish Blair


Our Vision

Aroha, Ako, Mauri

Loving to Learn, Learning for Life

Our PB4L and School Values

School Events Calendar

School Office Hours   Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 2.45pm