Back to School Dates 2021

25 January - Office Opens. Summer emails and messages responded to

27/28/29 January - Teacher Only Days

2 February - Open School Afternoon (enrolled families only)

3 February - First Day of Term 1 and Mihi Whakatau

12 February - Back to School BBQ for all school families

Further Back to School Parent Information below.

Back to School Parent Information

Welcome to 2021

January 25th - Korowai Open

Office is open daily from 9am to 3pm

5 Things About Me

We thought it would be awesome to have our TMP Community get to know us all a little better so we have compiled a list of 5 Things about all our staff here.

Stationery for 2021

This will be provided and the cost will be added to your school account in February.

Year 0-1 | Existing Students - $25.00 | New Students - $34.00

Year 2 | Existing Students - $25.00 | New Students - $32.00

Year 3-4 | Existing Students - $25.00 | New Students - $32.00

Year 5-6 | All Students - $34.00

Year 7-8 | All Students - $34.00

Hub Organisation

Ōpūke Year 0-1 hub Whaea Amanda, Mrs Page and Whaea Danni

Ōkūkū Year 2-4 hub Miss Stopforth, Mr Richmond

Ōkūkū Year 5-6 hub Mr Buller and Mr Foxley

Ōkūkū Year 7-8 hub Miss Bergs and Mrs Hall

Tuesday 2nd February - Open afternoon for Whānau 2pm - 4pm

Whānau are welcome to come into school, meet the class teacher and share any additional enrolment information needed. This could include previous school reports, outside agency support information for behavioural or learning support, or educational psychologist, speech or medical assessments. This really helps our teaching staff in being able to support the transition of our new students. If you have documentation to complete the enrolment process please bring this. Students are not fully enrolled until all required paperwork is received.

Wednesday 3rd February - First Day & Global Outdoor Play Day

Student’s first day and new whānau welcome/Mihi Whakatau at 9am. Please click here to read a letter from our Principal Danny Nicholls with more information on how this morning will run. Whānau are invited to be part of our Global Outdoor Play Day from 12pm and/or to join us for the water fun from 1.30pm onwards. Tamariki will need clothing/togs/wetsuits that whānau are happy to get wet in, as well as water guns.

Maukatere Centre

The Maukatere Centre opens in 2021 for Y7/8 students from schools in the wider Rangiora network. Chami Hutterd is the technology centre leader. Te Matauru students will be using the centre later in the year.


Reminder Term 1 is a sunhat term. Day 1 is amnesty and from then, the regulation school hat must be worn or students will be required to spend connect and kai times in the shaded areas.

Sports Uniform

This does not need to be bought until students are representing the school for a sporting event. This may involve Twilight football, touch, basketball, interschool exchanges, North Canterbury primary school events.

Friday 12th February - All About Our Hub Info afternoon and Whanau BYO picnic tea

Hubs will run 2x 45 minutes sessions outlining their hub programmes and organisation.

The 2 sessions allows for parents with a child in more than one hub to attend each of their children’s sessions.

Hub session 1 - 3.30 - 4.15pm

Hub session 2 - 4.15 - 5.00pm

5.00 - 6.30pm Whanau are welcome to bring along a picnic tea and enjoy an evening together eating and playing field sport games.

Lunches at Te Matauru

We use Lunch Online for lunch orders over the term. We have sushi and Pita Pit which is delivered alternate weeks as per the dates below. To set up a Lunch Online Account please click here. We are also super lucky to have our TMP Unite team (PTA) run Sausage Sizzle and Juicy Fridays, order forms for this come home with your children closer to the date.

Pita Pit Term 1 - Fortnightly on a Friday

12 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar, 09 Apr

Sushi Term 1 - Fortnightly on a Thursday

18 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr

Sausage Sizzle and Juicies Term 1 - Fortnightly on a Friday

19 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 16 Apr

School Term Dates 2021

  • Term 1 - Wednesday 3 February to Friday 16 April

Public Holidays - Waitangi Day - Monday 8 February, Easter Friday 2 April to Tuesday 6 April

  • Term 2 - Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July

Teacher Only Day - Friday 4 June

Public Holidays - Queen's Birthday - Monday 7 June

  • Term 3 - Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October

Teacher Only Day - Friday 10 September

  • Term 4 - Monday 18 October to Wednesday 15 December

Teacher Only Day - Thursday 11 November, Monday 6 December TBC

Public Holidays - Labour Day - Monday 25 October, Show Day - Friday 12 November