Winton School, primary eduation in rural Central Southland, New Zealand

Welcome to the Winton School Website

Winton is a thriving Central Southland rural town with a population of 2,700 people.

Set in the Southland Plains, Winton is the hub of an established and affluent farming district, located just 20 minutes from Invercargill city and less than 2 hours from the international resort of Queenstown. It is an attractive town with many well laid out gardens, has a modern well-equipped medical centre, boasts excellent cafes, restaurants and bars and a large number of sports clubs.

Winton School was established in 1870.  We have a roll of 276 pupils from Year 1 to Year 8.  The school has 12 classrooms and a Technology Centre, which provides technology education to the Year 7 and 8 students from Winton and surrounding schools. 

In early 2010 two new state of the art classrooms were opened.  In December of 2010 a new library and administration area were constructed along with an upgrade of our hall. In 2011 an 11th classroom was built to accomodate roll growth.  In 2013 the Middle school is being redeveloped so that all pupils will be provided with the best in modern learning environments.

Winton School also houses a brand new dental clinic which serves the Central Southland area. Along with fantastic facilities our  students enjoy superb ICT resources and, most importantly, an excellent team of teachers. Our recent ERO report can be found at

As the Principal of Winton School I am proud to lead a dedicated team of teachers and support staff committed to providing our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes for the 21st Century.

The Winton School values of respect, excellence, responsibility and cooperation underpin all we do, whether it is in our learning, on the sports field or in our everyday interactions with others. Strong community support is a feature of our school and we encourage parents to be involved in their child's learning throughout their years at school.


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If you would like to visit our fantastic school please contact me – I look forward to meeting you.

Steve Wadsworth

Contact Details
P (03) 236 7238
F (03) 236 7258

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