About Te Kowhai School
Te Kowhai School is a decile 10 Full Primary School (Year 1 to Year 8), situated in Te Kowhai Village, 7km NW of Hamilton. The roll is generally between 300-330 students, and is controlled by an enrolment scheme.
The site consists of large grounds and amenities comprising:
- new administration block (opened mid-2010)
- large well-stocked library
- extensive ICT/eLearning resources, including large numbers of iPads for junior rooms, and laptops for middle/senior students
- 13 classrooms
- swimming pool and changing sheds
- two adventure playgrounds, hardcourt area and large sports field
- school pavilion with kitchen facilities and storage
We have an extremely well resourced school, both in terms of facilities and equipment and with a high calibre of staff members. There is a strong spirit of community with supportive parents and enthusiastic students.
The Board, PTA and Staff enjoy working as a team to foster the success of the school.
Involvement with the local community is an integral part of Te Kowhai School. Parents have high expectations of the school and are very supportive, assisting with the classroom programme and trips. The P.T.A is an association of parents committed to enriching the school. The P.T.A makes significant contributions to the school in terms of fundraising, volunteer based initiatives and support for general school activities.
The Board of Trustees is a governing body that is elected every three years. The current board is a very skilled and supportive group. The ERO reported that:
"The board and principal set high expectations, provide clear direction, and regularly review school operations and systems. They effectively consult with the school community and seek external advice to help them achieve their strategic goals and vision, ‘to be our very best’." May 2011
We pride ourselves on being a friendly school, family oriented with a high level of community involvement. Our children enjoy school and are keen to learn and achieve success.