At Te Matauru Primary we aim to ensure that we meet the needs of our community. We appreciate the support we get from our community in return.
Below are the testimonials from some of our current school families.
We moved to Rangiora just as Te Matauru Primary School was opening. Sienna was in Year 8 and
Monty was Year 4. They made friends straight away. Sienna is now at High School, but still keeps in touch with her TMP friends.
We were amazed at how much hard work had been put in before the school even opened, and it really showed. From Day 1 everything worked well, despite all the challenges the world has thrown up over the past few years. The school regularly create opportunities for family and whanau to be involved. Danny and his team have developed a family-friendly culture, and we always feel welcome there.
Sienna and Monty have had lots of opportunities to be involved in different sports, and other extra-curricular activities like camp and the ski trip. The teachers try to make learning fun, which our kids have responded well to.
Overall, we’ve been really pleased with TMP.
Gordon and Wendy
A choice in which school to send your child to is not one you often get nor one you take lightly; we were however in a position allowing us this opportunity and choosing Te Matauru was the best decision we made!
Having your first child transition to school is something that can be challenging in many ways and combined with covid times extra difficulties can arise. With this being the start of our girls schooling our experience with Te Matauru has been nothing but exceptional.
The environment supports play based learning making for familiar surroundings and activities available at preschools and allows children to quickly engage themselves in something of their own interest from the minute they enter the class. These play opportunities are all supported by teachers to encourage learning (such as counting during cooking or block building, writing in the post office) and cemented during focused literacy and numeracy lessons. The rate at which our daughter is gaining and sharing new knowledge is amazing.
The Ōpuke teachers are approachable, communicative, encouraging and caring providing the children a safe space to learn and discover.
At the end of the day our first focus is on our daughters happiness and enjoyment at school as this is the foundation to being able to learn effectively. Having a child who didn't want to leave during her school visit was the first sign we were on to a good thing and continuing to be eager to go to school everyday since she started could not be a better measure of a perfect start to our girls schooling!
Kirsty and Gavin
We are the parents of three girls at Te Matauru Primary; Charlotte aged 5, Sophie 8, Emily 10 and a 16 year old son, Connor at High School.
Our children were foundation pupils at Te Matauru Primary school. From the initial meetings (prior to the school opening) with Danny and the staff, we felt excited and had no doubt that the decision to send Lucy and Jack to Te Matauru would be the right one.
The children are excited about going to school each day and have thrived in the environment that the staff have established. There is a real community feel and the events the school holds are well supported by students, parents, staff and the wider school whānau. The staff continue to focus on whanaungatanga and developing strong links within the community.
Shane and I believe developing our children both socially and academically are equally important and this is embedded within the school's core values of respect, bravery and responsibility. All staff are approachable and are willing to go the extra mile in ensuring our children are given every opportunity to realise their full potential. Shane and I would have no hesitation in recommending Te Matauru Primary to prospective families looking to choose a primary school in the Rangiora area.
Shane and Bex
We are delighted to be a part of the Te Matauru Primary School community. We decided to enrol our two girls into year 5 and 7 for the inaugural TMP year in 2020. Our girls education and learning environment is very important, so we afforded it plenty of thought. It wasn’t an easy decision as they were going to leave another local school, but it was aided after going to the first few meet and greet information evenings. We could immediately sense the professionalism and quality of staff which was in evidence. This has since been born out and we couldn’t be happier.
We chose Te Matauru as it allowed the boys some independence of getting themselves to school and back as they were attending an out of zone school. Since starting at Te Matauru it has been wonderful to see the boys meet and form friendships with the neighbourhood kids and families.