Mā nga tamariki katoa
Welcome to this place of learning, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Fergusson. We are bound by the aspirations embodied in the proverb of Kingi Tawhiao Ngaruawahia is the place where I stand. It was Te Puea who brought this vision to fruition at the time of building a marae for all people.
This kura shelters beneath the prestigious mantle of Turangawaewae Marae and its customary practices, and Te Puea's dictum to work for the betterment of the people.
Potatau is the person of prestige, Taupiri is the mountain, Waikato is the river..
He aha te aha kei BF?
Te Whanau Fergusson
Back row: Max Kenworthy (married to Laura Huia Kenworthy), Alice Marama Drew (daughter), Felix Drew (married to Alice Marama Drew)
Front row: Grace Ngâmahara Kenworthy (grand daughter), Samuel Raukawa Kenworthy (grandson), Laura Huia Kenworthy (daughter), Margaret Fergusson, Geordie Raukawa Fergusson, Evelyn Mahinarangi Drew (grand daughter), Lizzy Tukino Fergusson (daughter)
Audited Financial Statements
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard
Fergusson, 53 Duke Street, Ngaruawahia
PO Box 80, Ngaruawahia, 3742
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, 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.
Wāhia - Paraire 19 ngā rā o Mei 2023
MEASLES, STREP THROAT & COVID
Our wet weather is now upon us and it is accompanied with its friend the cold temperature. We currently have 2 positive cases of Covid and there is strep throat amongst our community. It is important we remain vigilant to keep our tamariki and whānau warm and safe. If our tamariki are sick, please keep them at home.
Tau kē te mahi i kāmurahia nei e ā tātou tamariki tuakana. He paenga tēnei i mahia e rātou. Me mihi ka tika ki a Pā Matarae Royal, he tuakana ia nō Matua Paora. Nāna rātou i tohutohu me pēwhea te hanga.
Nā Pā Matarae tēnei whakaahua i mahi.
E TĀKARO ANA
He rawe te kite atu i ā tātou tamariki e nuku ana, e neke ana. Tama mai, kōtiro mai e tākaro ana, e whakawhanake ana i ō rātou pūkenga. Ko te katoa o ā tātou tamariki e whēnei ana te mahi. Tau rawa koutou mā.
KIA TŪPARA TE HOE
Last year, a number of our Year 7s and 8s were participants in a river initiative called Kura Waitī. This year, a selective group of our seniors are again engaged in learning more about our river. Below are photos that capture some activities our tamariki are involved in.
Me whakaatu ka tika i ngā momo mahi i mahia e ā tātou tamariki huri noa i te kura. E pōkea ana ā tātou tamariki e ngā tini kaupapa o tēnei wāhanga, otirā te katoa mai o tēnei tau. Ki tā Whaea Ariana tirohanga, e tau ana ā tātou tamariki. He tohu pai tēnei.