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.

WHAT'S NEW

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Department of Conservation will be closing the Waireinga Bridal Veil Falls track and area for one day on 11 or 12 June. The closure is for contractors to carry out goat control to protect the forest. ... See MoreSee Less

Department of Conservation will be closing the Waireinga Bridal Veil Falls track and area for one day on 11 or 12 June. The closure is for contractors to carry out goat control to protect the forest.

Te Mata School now has its own QR Code for visitors to scan to sign into the NZ COVID TRACER APP. We have put these on the front door of the school office and at the front desk. Please remember during Level 2 ALL visitors to the school must come into the office to sign our contact tracing register. ... See MoreSee Less

Te Mata School now has its own QR Code for visitors to scan to sign into the NZ COVID TRACER APP. We have put these on the front door of the school office and at the front desk. Please remember during Level 2 ALL visitors to the school must come into the office to sign our contact tracing register.

3 days ago

Te Mata School, Raglan

Te Mata School cross country is on Monday 15th June at 11am, on the paddock at the end of Church Lane. ... See MoreSee Less

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