Silverstream  School


This is one of the things I love to do most. Tell people how great these children are, how dedicated our teachers are and how our whole team goes the extra mile for these amazing young people and their whanau!


Silverstream School permeates a feel of acceptance, kindness, care and happiness. Our safe and supportive school community allows children to take risks, push themselves and have a go. Mistakes are chances for learning and personal excellence is what we strive for. Learning to be the best we can be.

At the end of the day we are spoiled for choice with regards fantastic schools on the Taieri which makes choosing a school challenging. If your family’s priority is care, kindness and support OR your child’s interests are in the Arts, Sports or Technology then we are most likely the school for you. That’s not to say we don’t offer far far more but it’s a great place to start.

A recent Education Review Team visit was triggered by our high academic achievement and they continually commented positively about our supportive board, paraprofessional teacher aides and dedicated teachers. No surprise to me.

Modern Learning Environments

The research says that collaboration is hugely beneficial for teaching and learning. We work hard to create opportunities for collaboration to take place consistently throughout the school. The research is far MORE encouraging of teacher-learner relationships. Relationships are the key to all children’s success. That’s why we WILL NOT place large numbers of children in large spaces in the name of ‘collaboration’. Silverstream is a strong believer in intimate classroom cultures that put relationships first and foremost.

Arohanui, Kindness and Care

We pride ourselves in the support and care we give every family.

  • Silverstream School has a very special family feel where all students, staff and parents feel valued and enjoy working together to ensure student success and wellbeing.

  • We have very caring, experienced and professional teachers who go the extra mile for our children.

  • Teacher aides in every classroom and a child social worker onsite help us to give every child the care and support they need to be the best they can be.

Learning To Be The Best We Can Be

Our school values connect to everything we do at school.

  • Silverstream children are polite, respectful, honest and have a real love of learning.

  • The school has a warm, family atmosphere that inspires learning and happiness.

Future Focused

The world is changing fast and our children need to develop open inquiring minds, be creative, look for innovation and be able to make change.

  • We focus on developing articulate well balanced students with excellent literacy and numeracy skills who can think and act independently.

  • Silverstream offers a broad range of experiences for all students and encourages a love of learning for life.

  • Our Strategic plan is innovative and child centred. Well-being and aroha are central to all we do.

Extensive and Impressive Facilities

We have huge grass fields, several playgrounds and new all-weather courts for our children to inspire active play and learning. A performing arts centre, school hall, vege garden, orchard and kid’s kitchen help round off some of our favourite spots.

Make an appointment and I’ll show you around personally. Like I said - it’s what I love to do most!

Nga mihi nui

Greg Hurley


Our Team

We have a team of professional and passionate educators at Silverstream.  



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