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Important notice

We have had some students attend school with colds, coughs, etc. Please make sure your child stays at home if they have such illnesses.

If any student experiences symptoms of Covid, or is identified as a close contact, they should:

1. Follow the advice of health professionals (including Healthline)

2. If case is CONFIRMED as Covid, contact the school’s Student Administrator (03 318 8411) or

Thanks for your support. Noho ora mai.

Andy England

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Te kura Tuarua o Tawera | Darfield High School

Welcome.  We are a true community school, serving the beautiful rural area of Tawera | Malvern, bordered by the Rakaia river to the south and Waimakariri River to the north, and centred around the town of Darfield. 

We aim to make sure that every single student enjoys their experience of the school and learns capabilities, knowledge and values that equip them to lead healthy, fulfilling lives and to contribute positively to the communities they grow up to live in.

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The school’s values and curriculum are  contemporary and holistic, with as much regard for developing our students’ capabilities and values as their qualifications.

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