Information 2016-09-13T11:53:59+00:00

Principal Welcome

A very warm welcome to all visitors to our site.

Te Horo School is a small rural school 40 minutes from Whangarei. The tamariki of our school are valued and supported so that they feel part of a whanau.  We have a skilled and passionate staff who providing quality learning experiences for children.002

Our programmes emphasise the development of strong literacy and numeracy skills and foster links to Te Ao Maori.  Exploration, collaboration and cooperative learning are encouraged to expose children to a range of learning approaches.  We are developing our curriculum so that children’s learning is based around authentic local contexts and real world topics.

Our school motto and vision for our students is ‘Moemoetia te moemoea, engari whakatinanahia, Making our dreams a reality’. This vision is underpinned by our values system: Respect, Readiness, Resilience.

It is a privilege to be involved in a school which has high expectations for children’s achievement and behaviour, is staffed by dedicated teachers and supported by a committed and capable Board of Trustees.

I value school and home partnerships and look forward to your involvement with Te Horo School.

Nga mihi mahana

Sandra Toapuho



 The first day for 2016 is Tuesday 2nd February.

Te Horo School places a high value on attendance at school.  Continuous absence seriously affects children’s learning.  Poor attendance results in poor progress.

If your child is to be absent from school for any reason please let the office know at the earliest possible time.

Please leave a message on the answer phone 4386453.  Also, you can email Margaret on

A member of staff will phone you if we have not been advised of your child’s absence.

We monitor the attendance of those few children who are frequently absent or late to school.  Parents are contacted when either of these becomes a problem, and we may advise the Truancy Office.




Term One 2016

Tuesday 2 February                                        School Opens

Monday 8 February                                        School closed for Waitangi Day

Friday 25 March                                              School closed for Good Friday – Easter

Monday 28 March                                           School closed for Easter Monday

Tuesday 29 March                                          School closed for Easter Tuesday

Friday 15 April                                                School closes at 2:15 – End of Term 1


Term Two 2016

Monday 2 May                                                  Children return to school

Monday 6 June                                                 School closed for Queen’s Birthday

Friday 8 July                                                     School closes at 2:15 – End of Term 2


Term Three 2016

Monday 25 July                                               Children return to school

Friday 23 September                                      School closes at 2:15 – End of Term 3


Term Four 2016

Monday 10 October                                        Children return to school

Monday 24 October                                        School closed for Labour Day

Thursday 15 December                                 School closes at 2:15 – End of Term 4


School Times

The school is open for instruction from 8:30 am to 2:20 pm, except when Year 7 & 8s have technology. On Technology days, the school ends at 2:30 pm.

Students may arrive at school from 8:00 am onwards. Please ensure that your child(ren) are at school by 8:25 am so that they are able to prepare for the school day before the 8:30 am bell.


Bell Times

The school hours are as follows:

8:30 am                                Bell rings to start the day.

8:30 – 10:20                        Teaching Block 1

10:20 – 10:50                      Morning Interval

10:50 – 12:20                      Teaching Block 2

12:20 – 1:00                      Lunch Break

12:50 – 2:15                        Teaching Block 3.

2:20* pm                             School ends (on Technology days, school ends at 2:30 pm)