Going Strong

Ballance School is a well established country school that has been delivering primary education to Year 0-8 students for over 125 years. Today, all students are provided with opportunities to learn at Ballance School. Our curriculum acknowledges and reflects diversity and provides opportunities for differences to be catered for. We encourage students at Ballance School to take ownership of their learning. Students are taught to be self-regulated, motivated learners, who are aware of their next learning steps and how to achieve them. Learners achieve in authentic, integrated learning areas where they look to the future. Exploration of future-focussed issues as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise and globalisation are part of our rich curriculum.

Great Community

Ballance School is situated in the tranquil setting of the Tararua Ranges. Nestled beneath the majestic wind turbines, surrounded by farms, the Manawatu Gorge and River, Ballance School is 10-15 minutes from Pahiatua, Woodville and Palmerston North. Our parents, caregivers and members of the wider community are actively involved in the daily life of the school. They are encouraged to participate in a wide varitey of ways, bringing their talents and enthusiasm to support our children's learning. At Ballance School we promote community engagement as learners achieve where there is open communication between home, school and community. We are an EnviroSchool that is at the heart of the community!

Growing Children in The Garden

In addition to the buildings, Ballance School has an Outdoor Classroom, community vegetable gardens, butterfly garden, large native forest, extensive field and playgrounds, swimming pool, hard court area, sandpit, fort and adventure playground. The school is fortunate to have the use of the Ballance Community Hall nearby.