Te Kohanga School is a small, rural, decile 3 school in Te Kohanga. We are approximately 15 minutes away from Port Waikato and are the closest English medium primary school to the Port.
The school has a long history in the community and celebrated its centenary in 2013. The school has a culturally diverse population but celebrates the close geography we share with four marae (Te Awamārahi, Te Kotahitanga (Tikirahi), Tauranganui, Ōraeroa).
Our school is very well resourced with large playgrounds, bright painted courts and plenty of green spaces for children to play. We have a well used school pool which has recently been repainted. We continue to invest in our digital technologies looking at how computers, tablets, coding and robotics can play a role in our students’ education.
The students who attend Te Kohanga are well supported by a caring staff and Board who continuously work to find opportunities to support not only their learning but their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health too. We strongly believe that the Māori health model of Hauora (which encompasses these four elements) is key to sustaining life long learners who become positive citizens too.
The school is supported by the Social Worker in Schools programme (SWiS), a weekly free nurse service and the KidsCan charity.
Robyn Driver – Principal