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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Swimming Pool keys for sale 11th and 12th December
Pool opens 13th December!
If you would like to hire a pool key you will need to attend a Health & Safety briefing in person which will be held at school on Student Led Conference days:
11th December AFTERNOON between 3-5pm in staffroom
12th December EVENING - between 5-7pm in staffroom
Keys will not be issued unless you attend a H&S briefing.
Cost for a season’s pool key hire will be $60 plus a $60 bond for the key. Cash/Cheque/Internet Banking. Sorry we do not have EFTPOS.
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Swimming Pool keys for sale 11th and 12th December  
Pool opens 13th December!
If you would like to hire a pool key you will need to attend a Health & Safety briefing in person which will be held at school on Student Led Conference days:
11th December AFTERNOON between 3-5pm in staffroom
12th December EVENING - between 5-7pm in staffroom     
Keys will not be issued unless you attend a H&S briefing.
Cost for a season’s pool key hire will be $60 plus a $60 bond for the key. Cash/Cheque/Internet Banking. Sorry we do not have EFTPOS.

Kahawai students loved learning how to make harakeke putiputi today. Thank you Rereata for sharing your skills and knowledge with our little learners. ... See MoreSee Less

Last day for photo orders, they are being collected today. Please remember to write your child's class name on your envelope so the photo people know what class photo to print for you. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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