Motuhake Tahi – Exceptional Together

Kia ora everyone.

Nest Tuesday the 28th of February is a half day at school. We will be closing at 1pm to allow all our teaching staff to attend our local Paid Union Meeting.

The DBS Team


At Don Buck School we believe that we all have the potential to be exceptional! Exceptional through our skills, talents, passions, and abilities. 

Our teaching and learning team’s purpose is to learn as much as we can about every single one of our amazing children so that we can guide them to find their exceptional. We believe that learners can use their exceptional skills, talents, and abilities to help them achieve in other school areas and assist their friends and classmates to find their exceptional too! 

We are passionate about providing exceptional learning environments and experiences for your children to enable them to be inspired and connected to their learning, have confidence to grow as learners, and have a huge amount of fun and enjoyment while doing so.

Your children are at the centre of all that we do!

We are so excited to be back for what will be an amazing 2023 year at our kura. Our school growth and development continues and it is a privilege to work in partnership with you our community to provide excellent teaching and learning experiences for your children.

We live our school values of whakaute, whanaungatanga, and kawenga everyday and are invested in growing and nurturing awesome young people.

If you would like to know more about our kura you are most welcome to come for a visit and have a look around. It is a pleasure to share the Don Buck School journey.  

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Staff, and students, welcome to the Don Buck Whānau.

Sandy Stirling
Tumuaki /Principal