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Our Kura will celebrate 121 years of operation in November 2018.
This Kura has a long rich history of serving the educational needs of the local Islands of Matakana, Rangiwaea, and Motuhoa. The population of Matakana Island is approximately 280 people.
The main industries on the Island include Dairy Farming, Kiwifruit and Avocado Orchards, and Forestry. Matakana Island also operates a Kohanga Reo, a Hauora Centre, a Native Nursery, a Post Shop, and a Sports Club. The community has a strong desire to protect its unique and traditional lifestyle. Co-operative community spirit is a very significant feature of Matakana Island life. The school is an integral part of that community spirit and their developments are interlinked.
Te Kura o Te Moutere o Matakana is a Level 1 Immersion Kura where the curriculum is delivered 80-100% in the medium of Te Reo Māori. In 2015 our Kura become a member of Ngā Kura ā Iwi o Aotearoa.
This year our roll sits at 36 students. We have 3 kaiako, which includes the Teaching Tumuaki.
Our Kura caters to Year 0-8 students. Students either travel daily to Tauranga for secondary school or enrol at Schools with boarding facilities.
The current Tumuaki is into his sixth year of leadership at Te Kura o Te Moutere o Matakana. Over the last 4 years, the Board, Tumuaki, Kaiako, and Whānau have demonstrated commitment to improving many areas of the Kura.
These positive changes were highlighted in the most recent ERO review in November 2017.
The Kura continues to exist as the lifeline for the Island in revitalizing Te Reo Māori for the community and hapū of Matakana, Rangiwaea, and Motuhoa