Te Kopuru School




My name is Lee Anderson and I am very proud to be the Principal of    Te Kopuru School. I have been working in education for the past 30 years, the past decade at Te Kopuru School.

Te Kopuru School is a decile 2 rural school, situated 10km south of Dargaville on the Pouto Peninsula. We are a full primary school, catering for approximately 170 students, with 7 classrooms, 1 of which is a bilingual unit.

The school is well resourced, with a large school hall, library, computer suite, tennis and netball courts, large playing field, swimming pool, two challenging playgrounds and recently upgraded facilities.

Our Vision, graphically represented through our school logo, depicts a whare in which the amo (sides) symbolise student potential and social skills. The two red barge boards represent our community and staff.

The foundation (Marae Atea) represents Papatuanuku, the over riding symbol of respect, from which our school grows. Entwined within the whare are the values of Pono, Tika and Aroha, depicted as the koru. This is shared, living vision within our school and community; underpins all our decision making and permeates school life.

Te Kopuru School is a high achieving school. Our core focus is on literacy and numeracy, and achievement data shows that our students are achieving above the national norm. Coupled with this focus is our desire to ensure our students have a strong sense of identity and self belief.

Our vision statement "Together, we will accept and extend challenges" drives the learning programmes.

Te Kopuru School
Norton Street
PO Box 20
Te Kopuru
Ph/Fax 09 439 1802