What is the building design for the school?
We have a “power of two” model in which two teachers collaborate together with a group of learners. With this in mind we have commissioned learning spaces with flexibility to ensure learners can have a strong sense of identity, agency, belonging and security with their teachers in a manageable space. These are typically smaller than what might be called “modern learning environments”. We also have some larger learning spaces which will be used as required for different groups.
What size will the school be?
The stage one build is for a capacity of 350 and opened at the start of 2020 with 88 day one students. The stage two build allows capacity for 700 students. Stage two build will occur as the roll grows. Core infrastructure (admin block, playground, outdoor areas) have been designed with our maximum size in mind.
I live in your zone but go to another school. What does that mean for us?
If you live in the Te Matauru Zone then:
a) you can retain your place at your current school for current and future members of your family under a grandparenting agreement as long as you continue to live at your current address. if you move address (even within zone), you will lose this entitlement, unless your current school agrees to your continuing enrolment as an out of zone enrolment.
b) you can transfer your child to Te Matauru Primary.
In short – you have choices of schools! If you are in this situation and considering Te Matauru, we recommend talking to both schools so that you understand all implications of any decisions you make.