Appleby School is a fantastic place to be a part of! Take a look around our website and learn more about our fabulous school, great teachers and of course our brilliant students!

We are a thriving, forward thinking school that is at the heart of the Appleby community. Our semi-rural location offers our students the best of country ideals and experiences and allows easy access to nearby Nelson city.

We are focussed on providing  rich, balanced and relevant learning experiences to our tamariki. Our most recent Education Review Office report (2014), highlighted the high quality of teaching in our classrooms and excellent achievement levels of our students.

At Appleby we believe strong relationships underpin all that we do. Partnerships between students, staff, parents, whanau and the wider community are actively established and developed. All children are known and supported by staff and each other. There is a family feel to the school and it is common to see children of all ages and stages playing and learning together during the school day.

We enjoy incredible support from our local community. Parents and whanau are involved in classroom programmes, supporting students learning and help us to offer students a wonderful range of opportunities in leadership, academic, sporting and cultural pursuits. Our School Fair, held each year in September,  is widely acknowlegded of one of the best. 

At Appleby School we welcome visits from interested families at any time. We would love to meet you and show you what makes our school so special. Why not ring the Office and make an appointment?

Nō reira
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Graham Avery
Appleby School

Thriving, forward thinking school
High quality of teaching in our classrooms and excellent achievement levels