Principals Welcome

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Greetings

Te Mata School is a full primary school situated in a stunning rural location at the heart of the Te Mata community. Our personalised learning programs and teaching strategies are especially tailored to cater for the academic, social and physical development needs of each unique student at our school. We aim for all learners to embrace,

“Courage to be Yourself”.

We have a whanau style approach where our whole learning community supports the academic, physical and emotional development of everyone at Te Mata School. The vibrant and committed teachers provide a range of programs and activities to support this approach.

We have our “Fish Philosophy” that underpins the values of Te Mata School and weaves it way through all aspects of our children’s day.

Like parents, the staff and Board of Trustees at Te Mata School want the best for all our students. This is achieved in an atmosphere of friendly co-operation which involves the school, the students and their families.

If you would like more information about Te Mata School or to arrange a visit, please feel free to contact the office to make an appointment, it would be our pleasure to show you around.

Fiona Gott, Principal

 

HOW TO ENROL

Pre-school visitors are welcome to visit the school with parents prior to their enrolment day.
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OUR MISSION

Fish Philosophy

In 2006, Te Mata School explored many educational and business models when trying to define Te Mata School’s Culture. We decided that we would adopt John Yokoyama’s business model of his ‘World Famous Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle’.

Our school mission is learning together to achieve. We embrace the FISH philosophy from Seattle:

  • Play
  • Make their Day
  • Be Present
  • Choose your Attitude​

ABOUT TE MATA

What makes us unique?

Te Mata School is a full primary, co-educational facility located at the base of Mt Karioi between the Raglan and Aotea Harbours on the West Coast of the North Island. The school is 135 years old and has a rich history.

Te Mata consists of four permanent classrooms, an adventure playground and extensive, park – like grounds which feature large mature trees and spacious areas for students to play and to enjoy the peace and shade. The school is proud of its large swimming pool and tennis courts.

It is our people that make Te Mata School unique, our students, parents, staff, Board of Trustees & our wider community. Our people are committed to making Te Mata School the best learning environment. We care about past experiences & care about creating new learning opportunities.

Our weekly Whanau Newsletter promotes our caring culture & fosters a strong communication link for our families. When developing policies and practices for our school every endeavor is made to reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity & the unique position of the Maori culture.

PLAY AND MAKE THEIR DAY

Take a look into our day-to-day life here at Te Mata School.

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Afternoon Bus Changes - ALL BUSES

It has become increasingly difficult for staff to load the afternoon buses here at school. With so many afternoon bus changes the logistics of getting buses off on time is a tough job for staff. We understand that afternoons are hectic for everyone, however making daily changes to buses is stressful for staff and makes it difficult to load buses on time and difficult to load the correct children on those buses. There are also health & safety implications when so many changes are made.

Accordingly, the following changes will be implemented:
- Daily bus changes to your child's bus arrangements will be allowed in emergency situations only.
- If you would like a permanent bus change for the term, you can contact the school office and this bus arrangement will stand for the entire term e.g. Jasper will not be catching the bus every Wed & Fri each week this term. This will stand for the entire term.
-If your child usually catches the bus in the afternoon and you come to the school to collect them, you need to ensure that you let the bus monitor/school office that you are taking your child. We have to hold buses back searching for children when we are not advised they have been collected.

These changes are effective this week. Should you wish to discuss this further please contact Fiona Gott. Thank you.
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RAGLAN FOOTBALL CLUB Registration

To all boys and girls aged 5 -13 wishing to play soccer this year. We hope you’ve had a great off season and enjoyed the long hot summer, but we need to start thinking about registering for the upcoming football season.

Registration open Thursday 20th February and
close on Monday 9th of March.

All kids wanting to play must be registered within this time frame as late registrations will no longer be guaranteed a place in a team if our squads are full.

You can enrol online at www.raglanfootball.nz - just follow the instructions.

For any further details or help contact Luca on 825 0096 or Joe on 825 8738. Or email info@raglanfootball.nz

Thanks, from the RFC Committee
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RAGLAN FOOTBALL CLUB Registration 

To all boys and girls aged 5 -13 wishing to play soccer this year. We hope you’ve had a great off season and enjoyed the long hot summer, but we need to start thinking about registering for the upcoming football season. 

Registration open Thursday 20th February and
close on Monday 9th of March.

All kids wanting to play must be registered within this time frame as late registrations  will no longer be guaranteed a place in a team if our squads are full.

You can enrol online at  www.raglanfootball.nz - just follow the instructions. 

For any further details or help contact Luca on 825 0096 or Joe on 825 8738. Or email info@raglanfootball.nz 

Thanks, from the RFC  Committee
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