Cultural Narrative

The name gifted to the school is:
“Te Matauru” which means “The eye to the west”
Mata = face/eye
Uru = west

Mata is also short for “Taumata” = summit/top of hill/resting place. The area was a trail to the alps and to the hunting grounds. The school site is near Māori Reserve MR873 but was not a place of major settlement.

The vision statement gifted to the school is:

“Ekea Ka Taumata Ki Te Uru” which means “Look to the peaks of the alps and ascend to great heights”

Our Pepeha is:

  • Ko Maungatere te maunga
  • Ko Rakahuri te awa
  • Ko Ngāi Tūāhuriri te mana whenua
  • Naia toku mihi
  • Ko Te Matauru toku kura

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Location: Corner Johns and Pentecost Road, Rangiora, Canterbury, NZ

Telephone: 021 399 462

Email:  principal@tematauru.school.nz

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm

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