Kumeroa School is a rural primary school situated 10 minutes from Woodville and approximately 30 minutes from Palmerston North. We are a full primary school with a roll between 40 – 60 students.
The school is located in the township of Kumeroa, where we are right across from the Community Hall, Tennis Club and St Andrew’s Anglican Church. Nestled beneath the hills, the Manawatu River passes to the west of the school grounds. We have three classrooms, an agri-shed and an administration block. A large adventure playground borders the playing field sheltered by a number of well-established trees along with a grand chicken coop, vegetable gardens and bee hives. We sure make the most of our rural setting.
Kumeroa School was first established in 1884. The name Kumeroa has its roots in the time when travellers journeyed up the Manawatu River to Central Hawke’s Bay. The worst gravel banks and shallows were found in Kumeroa hence the origins of the place’s name (kume – to pull, roa – long).
Today, Kumeroa maintains an open, friendly and welcoming environment for students, parents and the community, along with a supportive Board of Trustees and community. The school and community celebrate and identify strongly with its rural history and tradition.
Active fundraising within the community provides enhanced resources and opportunities for learning. As a result, the school is well-resourced, with an excellent range of teaching and learning materials.