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Our excellent education options make sure all our kids get off to a great start with early learning, primary and secondary schools.

At tertiary level, Taratahi Telford Campus offers practical training in agriculture, rural veterinary technician, equine, forestry and apiculture.

Our businesses offer apprenticeships in a variety of industries. Tokomairiro Training specialises in opportunities for theory-based and practical-based learning for youth aged 16-18 and adults.

Early Learning

There are 16 listed early childhood facilities in Clutha, including daycares, kindergartens and play centres.

ABC Balclutha Central
Balclutha Kindergarten
Balclutha Playcentre - 027 4621828
Big River Educare Ltd
Clinton Little Oaks Learning Centre
Clinton Playcentre - 03 4157712
Clutha Valley Playcentre - 03 0274738864
Goldfields Kindergarten
Kidz Way Early Learning Centre
Milton Early Learning House - 03 4177424
Milton Kindergarten
Owaka Playcentre - 03 0274158028
Rosebank Kindergarten
Tapanui Playcentre - 03 2048824
Tokomairiro Early Learning Centre
Tokomairiro Early Learning Centre on Spenser

Primary Schools

Clutha is home to 22 primary schools, including full primary, contributing and composite options. Our schools have great teaching staff and facilities, and all are active in the local communities and beyond!

Full Primary (Years 1-8)

Balclutha School (Balclutha)
Clinton School
Clutha Valley School (Clutha Valley)
Kaitangata Primary School (Kaitangata)
Romahapa School (Romahapa)
Rosebank School (Balclutha)
St Joseph`s School (Balclutha)
Stirling School (Stirling)
Tahakopa School (Tahakopa)
Taieri Beach School (Brighton)
Waihola District School (Waihola)
Waiwera South School (Waiwera South)
Warepa School (Warepa)

Contributing Schools (Year 1-6)

Heriot School (Tapanui)
Milton School (Milton)
St Mary`s School (Milton)
Tapanui School (Tapanui)
Tokoiti School (Milton)
Waikoikoi School (Waikoikoi)
Waitahuna School (Waitahuna)

Composite Schools

Lawrence Area School (Lawrence)
The Catlins Area School (Owaka)

Secondary Schools

We have five secondary schools in Clutha including both composite and secondary education. Like our primary schools, our secondary schools offer all the opportunities of a larger school and more. These schools are also active in their communities and wider society.

Blue Mountain College Year 7-15 (Tapanui)
Tokomairiro High School Year 7-15 (Milton)
South Otago High School Year 9-15 (Balclutha)