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Welcome to Ngatimoti School

Welcome to Ngatimoti School

We hope you enjoy being a part of our great country school with a family spirit.

Te Awhina Marae, Motueka Image ©
Te Awhina Marae, Motueka Image ©

Term 3 Welcome to Term 3! Our parents are busy planning our Festival, to be held on Sunday 27 October this year. If you wish to book a craft stall go to our Festival page for more information or to download a form.

For our students this term, there will be regular environmental studies sessions with the learning focussing on native birds for the next few weeks. In our social science learning the theme is 'me, myself and my culture'. There is the inter-school winter sports tournament to look forward to, some touch rugby training, technology challenges and lots more, including hopefully a ski trip for our Indigo room students!

Term 2 means more of the world-class education we provide at Ngatimoti School, with a fresh focus on our enviro learning. Our four Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors plan to introduce each class to our adopted area of the Abel Tasman National Park, Bark Bay, during the term. Also this term we will be grounded with cross country running and then go out-of-this world with studying astronomy. This will tie in well with commemorating James Cook observing the Transit of Venus (3 June 1769 ) as well as a celebration of Matariki.

Our Hall is shaping up to be a great space, with the earthquake strengthening work, the new verandah and the deck almost complete. Our local builders, services and trades people have been a good team to work with. Thanks to past Festivals, the school has been able to finance this project. The Hall will soon be available again after school for community use, birthday parties etc!

Thank you to everyone in our community who has made good use of our school grounds over the summmer. I am happy to say that everything has been treated with great respect! Thanks to Ian for continuing to maintain the grounds so well. Thanks also to all the neighbours who do their bit by helping with the pool and generally keeping an eye on things! The pool has been very popular over the school holidays and will continue to be open for community key holders outside school hours during February and March. Key holders; if you no longer need your pool key, please return it to the school office for your $10 refund at any time. School aims to provide a safe environment and we encourage people to use it. Parents, in out-of-school hours, your children are your responsibility. If anyone has a health or safety concern that is to do with our school environment, please communicate directly with our Principal, Ali Turner

Our most focussed learning hours are between 9am and 12.30pm. We break this learning time with movement and fitness activities and interval for 20 minutes at 10.30am. Lunch is eaten in the lunch area outside the Indigo Room from 12.30pm until 12.45pm. This is followed by playtime until 1.20pm. Classes finish at 2.50pm.

Details of our rules, routines and bus routes are given in our Information Booklet which is available to download below.

Teachers are available to meet with parents between 8am and 9am or 3pm and 4.30pm. Please ring 03 526 8842 for an appointment.

We welcome parents into school. If you are willing and able, we would love to include you in our school life;
- Watch out for our regular Wednesday newsletters,
- Check our notice boards,
- or contact a class teacher directly.

Ngatimoti Festival and Reunion 2018
Many thanks to everybody who ensured our 150th celebrations, reunion activities and 17th Ngatimoti Festival was another great success this year.
In particular, thanks to:
-Our wonderful community; landowners, past and present students, staff and the hard working and dedicated parents.
-Local businesses who contributed with services or donations.
-All the fantastic entertainers.
-Neighbours and extended families.
Your commitment, goodwill and generosity are hugely appreciated.
Thank you again for your support - see you again next Labour Weekend Sunday!

To contact the office please use the Enquiries link above or call 03 526 8842 and leave a message. Thank you.

Information Booklet/Prospectus

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School Donations 2019

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What's coming up?

What's coming up in Term 4? . . . Read more »

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Term   Date
Term 3 2019   22nd Jul ~ 27th Sep ~ 2019
Term 4 2019   14th Oct ~ 20th Dec ~ 2019

Ngatimoti School Bank Account details

For school related payments only (not festival).
Ngatimoti School Board of Trustees
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