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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 ao katoa.

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.
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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.
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Our School History

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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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Who we are

STAFF PHOTO 2011
 
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Upcoming Events & News

   
Oct 13 Term 4 begins
Oct 20 BOT meeting
Oct 21 Mauri Oho launch, manuwhiri - Hayden Karena (rugby league development office)
Oct 27 Labour Day
Oct 29 Rippa league tournament - Hopuhopu
Oct 30 Vision and hearing check 1 pm, Fiji travellers and parents final meeting 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Oct 31 Kura photo's
Nov 2 Waikato-Tainui regional primary school kapa haka competition (Founders Theatre)
Nov 13 Kura athletics
Nov 14 Tira haere depart to Fiji
Nov 17 BOT meeting
Nov 20 Interschool athletics
Nov 21 Tira haere return from Fiji

Student Stories

From time to time student stories will be published in this space

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Contact Us

ADDRESS Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard
Fergusson, RD 1, Taupiri 3791
PHONE 0064 7 8248099
EMAIL office@bernardfergusson.school.nz
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