Totara College | Dannevirke

Totara College

I press toward the mark

Physically Socially Academically Spiritually

Philippians 3:14

Miss Debbie Max

Miss Debbie Max


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Totara College website.

During the twenty six years or so, I have been associated with the school (more than sixteen years as Principal), I have seen many changes.  One thing that has never changed is our endeavour to provide our students from Y1 to Y13, with a quality education, based on Christian principles and values.  

We are living in a time where parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the education of their children.  Although we are a small school, we have all the capabilities to give our students a fully rounded education.  Our biblically based curriculum covers the full NZ syllabus by using a mixture of tools – Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), State school curriculum, Correspondence School and NCEA and is specifically designed to meet each student’s individual needs and requirements.

We believe that this comprehensive and character building programme will equip our children spiritually, academically, physically and socially.  With these skills, knowledge and attitudes, they will not only be prepared to undertake tertiary education or take up vocational opportunities, but it will aid them in living successful lives, both now and in the future.  More importantly, it means that they are equipped to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for their lives.

Come on in, read and see what we, at Totara, have to offer …

Debbie Max