Beaconsfield School is a Decile 8 state full co-educational primary school catering for students from new entrants to Year Eight. In 2005 Beaconsfield School was established – the result of a merger of Beaconsfield School and Salisbury School.
The school started with a roll of 105 children and the trend is for continual roll growth with the 2013 roll predicted to be 125. We have six classrooms. The building of relationships over the past few years has been critical to the positive learning environment which is evident today.
The school is close to the main business area of Timaru – a service town for a large rural district.
Pupils are drawn from a wide socio-economic spectrum with 98% of the children travelling to school by bus. The school community, while predominately European, includes 4% Maori children as well a number of residents who have arrived from overseas particularly from Great Britain.
The school has large landscaped grounds, two adventure playgrounds, a solar-heated swimming pool and a learning/ICT centre (library). Our administration area includes the Principal's Office, medical room and staff room. Our classrooms, offices and library are all networked.
A very active and supportive Board of Trustees and Parent Teacher Association ensure that the children of Beaconsfield School are given the opportunities to receive the best education possible. An enthusiastic and hardworking staff deliver a balanced curriculum with the aim of developing lifelong learners. Our Enrichment Programme ensures that our students' specific learning strengths and needs are identified and they are provided with appropriate learning opportunities and support.