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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 tenei 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

July 24 Term 3 begins 
July 24  BOT Meeting 
July 26 Y7 - 8 Technology (ia rua wiki i muri mai)
August 2 Kura tuakana parent workshop (6.00pm)
August 4 Kapahaka support NHS (2.00pm)
August 9 Kura tuakana parent workshop (6.00pm)
August 15 Interschool touch and netball tournament 
August 21 Koroneihana Day - the kura is officially closed for instruction 
August 23 Kura tuakana parent workshop (6.00pm) 
August 25 Vision and Hearing check (all new enrolments plus others causing concern)
August 30 Kura tuakana parent workshops (6.00pm) 
September 1 Kura cross-country run
September 8  Kura cross-country run (postponement date)
September 12  Interschool cross-country event at Hopuhopu 
September 19 HPV (immunisation for Y7 - 8) 
September 19 Interschool cross-country event (postponement date) 
September 21 Manu korero 
September 22 HPV catch-up date 
September 29 Term 3 ends

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Fergusson will be closed for instruction on Friday 18th August 2017 and Friday 21st August 2017.



Student Stories

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


Contact Us


Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard
Fergusson, 53 Duke Street, Ngaruawahia 
PO Box 80, Ngaruawahia, 3742
PHONE 0064 7 8248099