Lake Rotoiti School is a small, rural school situated close to the Nelson Lakes National Park. Currently the school has two classes (Year 1 – Year 4 and Year 5 – Year 8 ) and is funded for 2.34 teachers.
The school itself has a range of building including two classrooms, a library, general classroom, staffroom and admin areas.
The school roll is currently 29 children (March 2012) and is expected to stay at this level for 2012. Historically, our roll fluctuates between 26 – 34 children and in recent years has been increased during the ski season which sees families moving into the area for Term 3. Our current decile rating is 10.
The school enjoys support from the local community; particularly its parents, who regularly help in class and on school trips. The parent fundraising group, KEA, help by funding School Camp and skiing on an annual basis. The school has a close working relationship with the Department of Conservation (DOC) who regularly help out in planning and carrying out learning activities.
The school’s catchment is rural; parents are employed in farming, service industries (eg. tourism), seasonal work or by DOC.