Miller Avenue is a Year 0 – 8 school situated in park like grounds in the middle of the rural town of Paeroa. Paeroa is a well established town with a strong historical context and supportive community. It features a strong Maori community presence with several Marae that host regional and national events, as well as those for local iwi.
The school was opened on the 3rd February 1958 with a staff of five teachers and a commencing roll of 184. Since then it has continued to reflect the growth of Paeroa itself with the roll fluctuating over the years and of late being on an increase.
It is well resourced with many facilities being added over the years including our jubilee hall, STEAM space, swimming pool, spacious library, extensive playgrounds and access to fibre networks across our campus.
The school provides a stimulating learning environment which caters for all learners’ needs. Teachers, students and the Board of Trustees hold high expectations for student achievement and there has been a steady rise in progress and personal growth. There is a pleasant mix of traditional and modern in the school extra curricular activities, classroom teaching, values and skills. Students are encouraged to participate in their community and join some of the many community groups.
Students attending the school come from a range of backgrounds with an equal mix of Maori and European students. There are very small numbers from other ethnic backgrounds and fee paying students at times.
The school is inclusive of difference. We boast a strong and dedicated set of support teachers who are allocated to students with learning and behaviour needs. extension programmes are provided to provide different learning pathwayse high achievers, we are a Health Promoting School, an Energize school and has achieved well in the areas of sports, fitness and the percentage of students involved in out of school organizations. These activities are enhanced by a team of highly motivated teachers, support staff and community volunteers.
In 2021 - MAS will launch our breakfast club deisgned to relieve the growing pressures on whanau, this will be supported by the lunches in school programme which is set to begin term 1 2021.
On site we have a number of services which cater for a cluster of schools. These are: RTLB, RTLit, and Social Worker in Schools. Adult learning is also encouraged with many organisations using the school’s hall and other facilities. The school campus is therefore a busy, stimulating, learning community. Our campus and beautiful facities are in and for our community, this is a genuine strength of being a rurally minded, community based organisation.
The school has a full sport and Education Outside the Classroom programme with opportunities for students who excel, as well as those who want to participate. A specialist music teacher is employed, the school choir is active and the Arts feature at assemblies and community events. Our assemblies are open to our parents, these take place each Friday from 2.30pm, we would dearly love to see you there.
The school provides a stimulating, safe learning environment for students. The contribution of parents and community is vital and always appreciated . An enthusiastic and hardworking Board of Trustees is supported by parent groups who fund and support school events and generally engage with the school, informing school policy and practice. At Miller Avenue School, the well being of our students and families are always integral to success. We invite to enrole your precious cargo at MAS - the school of choice in Hauraki.