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Cust School is a state-owned, full primary school catering for approximately 150 students aged 5 - 13 years. We have 7 classes from New Entrants to Year 8. Our school is located between Rangiora and Oxford on State Highway 72.
Our Mission Statementreads: Enabling children to be the best that they can be.
Our Vision (For our children) is: Through our influence, example and efforts we aim to help our children to be skilful, knowledgeable and confident young people who are able to meet the challenges and seek the opportunities life provides.
Our Values are: As a school community working together to achieve common goals we understand and value each other by:
Supporting the efforts of others.
Having open, honest and effective communication.
Respecting the principles and partnership of Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
Encouraging excellence and recognising effort.
Enabling each child to be the best that they can be is central to our core beliefs.
To ensure that every child is supported in achieving this we will:
Educate the whole person – academically, physically, culturally and spiritually.
Promote a sense of community.
Promote respect for others and for self.
Provide quality learning experiences.
Enable children to learn how to learn
Foster enthusiasm for discovery and learning.
Encourage and model Cust Schools' TIP’s (Keys to Success)
These provide us with the foundation for the education we provide in partnership with our community. The following strengths ensure that we succeed in providing a quality learning environment:
A committed, caring and enthusiastic team of teachers
Supportive parents, trustees and PTA
Programmes that cater for a wide range of learning needs
Well equipped and attractive facilities
Our reputation has been built through our efforts to maintain high academic standards, to promote excellence in sporting, cultural and outdoor education programmes, and to develop a caring 'family' atmosphere.
Cust School - North Canterbury
Cust is a Full Primary School located between Rangiora and Oxford and approximately 40 kms Northwest of Christchurch. The school has an approximate roll of 160 pupils and staffing of 7 teachers. Cust School is a Decile 10 school.