Message from the Principal

Tena koe/Greetings to you

Welcome to Motumaoho School, the small country school with the big heart. Here we “Strive for Excellence” with our values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Service underpinning everything we do. 

Our school was established in 1912.  We have a rich history and are learning and exploring more about this through our localised curriculum. Learners arrived at school on milk wagons, horseback and by walking. Over the years transport modes have changed and all learners currently arrive by car.                                                                                                                                                                             

The community values their connection to our school as many of our families have been part of the school community for many years. We often reconnect with staff, pupils and parents returning to our school either to visit or to enrol their children. Once part of the Motumaoho whānau, you will always be connected to us.                                                                                                      

The school grounds have prominent oak trees and other native trees scattered throughout it. These trees are our “kaitiaki”, as they have been guarding our school grounds over many years. The rear boundary is watched over by a gully with a tributary of the Waitakaruru stream, running through it. We see our school as the ideal place for our students to enjoy being out and about exploring, learning and respecting nature. 

We welcome you to our place, where we work together to light the flame for our students to become lifelong learners. 

Ngā mihi,

Tina Baptist, Principal.

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