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Ma nga tamariki katoa

Mâ ngâ tamariki katoa

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Kura Kaupapa Mâori o Bernard Fergusson me ôna tikanga i roto i te kimi mâtauranga. Kua paiheretia ki ngâ taonga e tûhono atu ana ki ngâ âhuatanga o te whakataukî a Kîngi Tawhiao ko Ngâruawâhia tôku tûrangawaewae. Nâ Te Puea i whakatutuki i te wâ i hangatia ai te marae mô te Kîingitanga.

Kei raro tçnei kura i te korowai o te marae o Tûrangawaewae me ôna tikanga. Kei raro hoki tenei kura i te tongi a Te Puea mahia te mahi hei painga mô te iwi.

Ko Pôtatau te tangata, ko Taupiri te maunga, ko Waikato te awa

He piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha, Waikato taniwharau


Curriculum Programme

The Te Kura Kaupapa Mâori o Bernard Fergusson Curriculum Statement is based on Te Awa o Waikato as the symbolic metaphor of life long learning as it journeys through the Waikato and passes sites of significant events in Waikato history.

The river is a living embodiment of our tribal identity and as such is a living taonga. Students are kaitiaki of the river and therefore responsible for their own life-long learning journey. The journey in education ebbs and flows just as the river does in its flow to the open sea.

Our Community Involvement

Amongst the myriad of things our kura participates or is involved in, experiencing the learning rather than learning about an experience. Hence, education outside the classroom is a feature of our learning programme complemented by well-planned and prepared classroom activities where students are intrinsically motivated to learn. Gathering specks of evidence to build richer profiles of each and every student is a critical part of our programme and just as important as deliberate acts of teaching to engage them.

Our School History

Ngâruawâhia Primary School No. 3 opened on Monday 24th May 1965 with 8 classrooms and a roll of 275.

A formal approach was made to Sir Bernard Fergusson, Governor General of New Zealand and Dependencies 1962 - 1967, to name the school after him. He agreed on 24th September 1965 and on April 4th 1966 he officially opened Bernard Fergusson School and became its Patron.

Bernard Fergusson School, at the behest of parents and grandparents, translated to Bernard Fergusson Bilingual School in 1986 and to Te Kura Kaupapa Mâori o Bernard Fergusson on 1st February 1993.

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Upcoming Events & News

July 25 Term 3 Begins 
  BOT Meeting 
August 10 Interschool Touch & Netball
  Literacy Workshop for parents
6 - 7pm
August 11 (Interschool Touch & Netball)
August 15 BOT Meeting 
August 24 Literacy Workshop for parents 
6 - 7pm
August 31 Mangarata Stream Tree Planting with WDC
September 2 (Mangarata Stream Tree Planting with WDC)
September 7 Kura Cross Country run 
  Literacy Workshop for parents 
6 - 7pm
September 9 (Kura Cross Country run)
September 14 Wearable Arts show (day time & Evening shows)
September 16 Excursions to recycling centres Whaingaroa and/or Kirikiriroa
September 19 BOT Meeting 
September 20 Kura teina & kohanga reo cross country run 
September 21 Interschool Cross Country run 
September 22 (Interschool Cross Country run)
September 23 Term 3 Ends 
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Fergusson 
New Board of Trustee Members

Chairperson - Trina Koroheke 
Treasurer - Hemi Rau 
Marae Rep - Tina Herangi 
Staff Rep - Hira Hona 
Parent Rep - Gannin Ormsby 
Parent Rep - Paki Rawiri 
Parent Rep - Chanel Naera 

Kotiro Turner 
Returning Officer 


Student Stories

Korero from former students while attending Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Fergusson.


Contact Us

ADDRESS Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard
Fergusson, RD 1, Taupiri 3791
PHONE 0064 7 8248099