Central School Te Kura Waenga o Ngāmotu

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Central School Te Kura Waenga o Ngāmotu.

 Te Kura ki roto o Ngāmotu - The school in the heart of New Plymouth 

 ‘Learn by Doing - Mā te Mahi e Ako Ai’ 

Our dedicated and skilled staff strive to provide every student with the best education opportunities possible, as we guide our kids’ learning journeys towards Personal Excellence, guided by our Central W.A.K.A values.

WHAKAUTE respect
AROHA kindness & compassion
KAITIAKITANGA responsibility
AUMANGEA resilience
'He waka eke noa - we're all in this together'

Children are the heart of the matter here at Central. From the Board, through the teaching staff and learning support assistants, children are treated with genuine aroha during their six years with us. We take our roles as kaitiaki, guardians, of your most precious taonga very seriously. 

Every decision we make at Central School Te Kura Waenga o Ngāmotu is filtered through one simple question...'will this benefit children?' If the answer is yes then we proceed. If it is no, then we do not...it's that simple. We believe that choosing Central School Te Kura Waenga o Ngāmotu for your child’s education is a fantastic choice, but we’re biased.

Come in and meet us, have a look around and let's get to know each other, because together, school and home working as one will achieve great things for kids.

Poipoia te kākano kia puawai.
Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

Paul Johnson
Tumuaki  |  Principal