Albury School was established in 1882 and is situated 50km inland from Timaru. It is a year 1 - 6 rural school, boasting all the benefits of a small caring community, but with the facilities and resources of a big city school. The school has extensive grounds which include tennis courts, adventure playground, putting green, playing fields, covered and heated swimming pool (available to the community from mid-November to the end of March), school gardens, and well-stocked sports shed.
The children enjoy opportunities for Education outside the Classroom the Mackenzie area provides, as well as visits further afield for sport, art and topic studies. Family grouping classrooms provide a caring and nurturing environment for learning and growing with a strong emphasis on family values, giving the children the chance to learn and be challenged.
The school is part of the Mackenzie Cluster of schools which give the children the opportunity to mix and compete against children from other schools in sports, speech and science. The school has enjoyed success with National Standards results (refer latest ERO report) and information on the school.