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Principal's 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.

“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

Principal's Welcome


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​


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 six 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 Maori culture.




What's happening at Te Mata School (Raglan)?

Latest Notices

Parent Interviews
2 Jul 2024

Parent / Teacher Interviews (Early Finish)

Thursday 4th July -Our parent / teacher booking timetable has been shared on skool loop please have a look and book your preferred time. These interviews are individual parent teacher interviews. 

On this day conferences will run from 1pm into the evening. Therefore we will be closing school for instruction at 12.30 and we ask if you can collect your child. The Raglan Taxi Bus is scheduled to leave school at 1pm for those families who still need to use it. The MOE buses will run at normal times. 

It is important that you schedule a time on this day, we are unable to schedule lots of different days as teachers have other after school meetings and commitments already scheduled. 

If you are unable to collect your child at 1pm we have supervision for a limited number of students. Please contact myself fionag@temataraglan.school.nz and I will add your child’s name to our list. 

Parent Teacher Conferences
21 Jun 2024

Parent Teacher Conferences are now available to be booked.

If using the skooloop app - go to bookings, select teacher and select the time that is available.

These will be held from 1pm to 7pm on 4th July 2024 and will be 15 minutes in length.

If you have any questions contact Cheryl admin@temataraglan.school.nz


Show Day - early collection
18 Jun 2024

Dear families 

Tomorrow is show day. 

If you would like to take your child/children home between the 1st full dress rehersal and the evening show we will be ready at 1.30pm for collection.

We will be having school as usual for the students that do not go home, so we will leave it up to you and your child. For some younger students this could be a very long day, so going home could provide a rest. Buses will run as normal.

Collection time is 1.30pm if you do choose to collect your child. 

School return time is 5.30pm (children delivered to your child's room). 

Thanks and see you all tomorrow. 

The Te Mata Team 




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