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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

May 10 Technology Classes for Y7 - 8
May 18 Pangarau Workshops 
May 20 Teachers only day 
May 25 Pangarau Workshops 
June 01 Pangarau Workshops 
June 08 Pangarau Workshops 
June 03 Kura Teina Netball 
June 06 Queens Birthday 
June 17 Matariki Breakfast  
June 22 Interschool Soccer and Hockey 
June 29 Student led parent interviews 
July 04 NWRM Reports sent home
July 07  Matariki Mokotini Haka 
July 08 End of Term 2
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Fergusson 
Board of trustees' Election
Nominations are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives to the board of trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form) 

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at noon on Friday 20th May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates' statements.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. 

There will also be a list of candidates' names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. 

Voting closes noon on Friday 3rd June 2016.

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