Thornton School is a small country school situated in the coastal village of Thornton, 15kms northwest of Whakatane.
We are fortunate to be near the Thornton beach and alongside the wonderful Rangitaiki River.
We have six well-resourced classrooms catering for students from Years 0 – 8 and friendly, vibrant teachers and teacher aides who provide a high quality learning programme.
Our school has a family feel to it and our children are very supportive of each other.
The school has wonderful grounds with excellent facilities, including a modern and well maintained library, swimming pool, playgrounds and large playing fields including the native shrubbery perfect for building huts. The classrooms are well resourced with computers, laptops and interactive whiteboards.
Each year we hold among other activities, our Calf Club day, Art Week and a school production. Our students participate in a variety of sporting codes through inter-school events with the other local primary schools in the area.
Accommodation In accordance with the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, international students under 10 years old must live with a parent or guardian. For students aged 10 and older, please contact the school to discuss accommodation arrangements.