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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.

Who we are

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Upcoming Events & News

February 6 Waitangi Day 
February 8 Y7-8 students begin technology classes at Ngaruawahia Primary School 
February 14 Boostrix information and  consent forms for Y7 students 
HPV Immunisationinformation for Y8 students 
February 20 Board of Trustees meeting 
February 22 Literacy Workshops for parents
February 24 'Be Right, Eat Right' Presentation / Show (1.30pm)
March 1 Literacy workshop for parents 
March 3 Kura Swimming Competition 
March 6-10 Y7-8 Camp at Waimango 
March 7 Interschool Swimming Competition 
March 8 Literacy Workshop for parents
March 13-17 Alternative dates for Y7 - Y8 camp at Waimango 
March 14 (Alternative date for interschool swimming competition 
HPV Immunisation 
March 15 Regatta - Kopapa
March 17 Catch up - HPV Immunisation
March 20 Board of Trustees meeting 
  Meet the kaiako - (TBC)
April 13 End of Term 1
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Fergusson 
New Board of Trustee Members

Chairperson - Trina Koroheke 
Treasurer - Hemi Rau 
Marae Rep - Tina Herangi 
Staff Rep - Kimi Te Wiata   
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