'Growing confident life long learners who strive to achieve their personal best.'
Colyton is a rural community situated 5 km northeast of Feilding township, and 17 km northwest of Palmerston North. The catchment of Colyton School includes the areas of Hiwinui, Waiata, Taonui, Cheltenham and Feilding township. Colyton has a strong tradition of support for the school, which shows in the facilities available, and strength of family and community involvement.
The Board of Trustees places high priority on providing effective teaching and learning environment for the staff and students. They constantly endeavour to improve student achievement. The School’s physical environment is both attractive and functional. Of special note is the large field area and including the trees, playgrounds and bmx track. Financial management fully supports current programmes and maximises the availability of funds for the current year’s practice. Professional Learning is paramount to our growth as teachers and we encourage all staff to be empowered healthy life long learners. A significant investment has been made to ICT to support the teaching and learning process.
The parent community contribute with assisting with love and heart helping the school with fundraising opportunities and having a voice in our school going forward. The Fundraisers of Colyton (FoC) is significant in their support with extra fundraising activities. Many opportunities are created to liaise with parents and whanau, both formally and informally. An inclusive culture is promoted to ensure that all who wish to participate, contribute and/or observe the school in action are encouraged to do so.
A strong belief in the importance of partnership between home and school is clearly demonstrated by the involvement across the school of our whānau and wider community.