Russell is a beautiful, small town on the Northeast Coast of New Zealand. This historic town was home to some of the first European settlers to arrive in New Zealand. Today it serves as a romantic vacation spot for both Kiwi and international visitors. Russell School serves Year 1 to 8 students, including a large Maori population. Steve and Janna Smith visited Russell School in 2014, where they had an opportunity to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on a school field trip.