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Arthur Street School
26 Arthur Street
Dunedin 9016
03 477 6524 office
03 477 6987 fax

Office manager: Michelle Vial


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School vision

Arthur Street School is Dunedin’s old­est school and as such, has a long and proud tra­di­tion of provid­ing primary edu­ca­tion for the chil­dren in its care.

  • Factors that make Arthur Street School the spe­cial place it is include the fol­low­ing:
  • Every child is acknow­ledged as a unique indi­vidu­al with spe­cial qual­it­ies and needs. It is the school’s respons­ib­il­ity to meet these needs in the best pos­sible way.
  • Chil­dren are encour­aged and sup­por­ted in acknow­ledging and respect­ing their own rights and the rights of oth­ers.
    Respect, Respons­ib­il­ity and Resource­ful­ness are key val­ues encour­aged in all that we do.
  • The school is organ­ised on a whanau or fam­ily-group­ing basis. The ration­al for this is that the mixed age range that makes up all classes, allows for a more nat­ur­al group­ing of chil­dren for learn­ing and social inter­ac­tions, pos­it­ive role mod­el­ing by older chil­dren for young­er chil­dren, flex­ib­il­ity of place­ment of chil­dren, the cre­ation of a learn­ing envir­on­ment, where a range of abil­it­ies can be catered for, not solely based on age.
  • Arthur Street School wel­comes and encour­ages parental/caregiver input. Par­ents are wel­come at any time into the school with our “open door policy”. Par­ent­al opin­ion is invited, acknow­ledged and acted upon. Fort­nightly news­let­ters, house meet­ings, open BOT and PTA meet­ings, par­ent inter­views and ready access to teach­ing staff and the prin­cip­al are some of the ways good home/school com­mu­nic­a­tion is main­tained.
  • The school oper­ates a Stu­dent School Coun­cil.
  • Arthur Street School has a strong com­mit­ment to provid­ing the best pos­sible learn­ing envir­on­ment includ­ing the latest resources, tech­no­logy and staff devel­op­ment pro­grammes for its mem­bers
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