OUR VISION : Tipu Oki Kaha


Respect for ourselves

Respect for others

Respect for our environment


Clinton School is a well-resourced school, catering for children from year 1-8 with a current roll of approximately 80 students.

The district extends east from Windy Ridge on the south road through to 3km north of Clinton, taking in areas of Wairuna and Taumata, through the Kuriwao Gorge and east along Hillfoot Road.

Clinton has a population of approximately 500 and serves an extensive rural district. It offers a wide range of sporting facilities which are well utilised by our school community.

Approximately 30% of the students enrolled at Clinton live in the township, the remainder travel via four school buses.

Clinton Primary is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school which we call Manaakitanga. Manaakitanga is based on our three values; Respect for ourselves, respect for others and respect for our environment which brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture for everyone.

Our teachers work hard to provide learning opportunities that are relevant and accessible to every student at our school. Interwoven into this learning are numerous opportunities for every student to develop the key competencies; relating to others, managing self, participating and contributing, and making meaning from literacy and numeracy that they need now and for the future.

Clinton School is an active member of the South Otago Primary Schools Sports Association which enables our students to participate in many regional sporting events.

School Hours

8:55 - School Begins

10:40 – 11:00 - Morning Break

12:30 – 1:30 - Lunch

3:00 - School finishes

OUR MISSION : A Community of Learners developing the skills and knowledge we need now and for the future.

Our latest ERO report

Clinton School 3723 Confirmed External Evaluation Report (1).pdf
District newsletter November 2021 .docx

Upcoming Events


Term 1: Monday 1st February to Friday 16th April

Term 2: Monday 3rd May to Friday 9th July

Term 3: Monday 26th July to Friday 1st October

Term 4: Monday 18th October to Tuesday 14th December

Public Holidays:

  • Waitangi Day - Monday 8th February

  • Otago Anniversary Day- Monday 22nd March

  • Good Friday - Friday 2nd April

  • Easter Monday - Monday 5th April

  • Easter Tuesday - Tuesday 6th April

  • ANZAC Day - Sunday 25th April (Mondayised 26 April)

  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 7th June

  • Labour Day - Monday 25th October

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