Moturoa School

Te Kura o Moturoa - Established 1923

‘Honour Before Honours’

Nau mai, haere mai.

Welcome to Moturoa School.

Moturoa School is situated five minutes west of the city centre, under Paritutu Rock and next to Ngamotu Beach. It is also surrounded by beautiful native bush, known as Ngamotu Domain, and adjacent to the bustling Port of Taranaki. This provides not only a rich learning environment but a fantastic location for a wide variety of recreational activities.

Together we believe in nurturing and developing the whole person. In the spirit of partnership and collaboration, we strive for excellence in education. We understand that our students learn best when they discover, explore and experiment and that learning extends beyond the classroom. For us, excellence is achieved through current best practice embracing the Montessori philosophy across all contexts. We follow the Virtues of Character and learn together in a respectful environment. We believe in acting ethically and make conscious decisions based on the balanced hauora for all. We encourage responsibility for our own learning and life choices. We value independent thinking, natural curiosity and a passion for life-long learning. We want our students to develop a broad knowledge base. At Moturoa School, effective communication, negotiation and mediation skills are expected. We are globally aware, have a strong sense of social responsibility and we honour diversity.

Together we strive for a peaceful world.

Pool Refurbishment

Moturoa School are grateful for the support from Methanex, NZCT, Harcourts, The Lion Foundation and our Friends and Family committee.  Without you, our children wouldn’t be enjoying our beautiful refurbished pool, pool cover to keep the pool at perfect temperature and new sunshades to stop the spectators burning.


Term 1 2017 Plant Study

This term we are studying  the Koheriki plant “Scandia rosifolia” Scandia rosifolia is a rare native semi-erect sprawling woody shrub growing to a height of 1m and a 1.5m spread. It has shiny grass green foliage like the leaves of a rose, hence the Latin name rosifolia. It develops dill like white flowers September – [Read the full article]