About Tangimoana School

Tangimoana School is a state co-educational, full primary school, delivering education to students from Year 0 – Year 8. We have started 2021 with 19 pupils ranging from Y1 to Y8 , (now 27 pupils) which makes education provision here both personal, relational and more individualised.

We are now a two classroom school with 14 senior and 13 junior students.

We are situated in Tangimoana Village at the mouth of the Rangitikei River on the west coast of the North Island, New Zealand. We are 38km west from the nearest city, Palmerston North which provides secondary schools and shopping services.

Children at the school enjoy some unique advantages because of its location. With the beach and river only 1km from the school, there is ample opportunity to extend learning within our local reserves, beach and river. We have done a clean up at the local Ellison Reserve and had a whole school fishing morning down the road from the school. Tangimoana is a school where kids can be kids.

We have a huge field and school grounds to be explored and scooters and bikes are ridden around the grounds every day.

In 2019 our wonderful community and parents got together and built a BMX track. We are about to add more lime and complete this project by growing grasses around its banks.

We are a 1:1 device school with the Tangimoana School Board of Trustees providing Apple Ipads for each Y0-3 pupil and Google Chromebooks/Lenovo Yoga Education Laptops for each Y4-8 pupil to enhance their learning and to use daily in the classroom. We were the 2018 national winners of the Energising Young Minds Competition winning $25,000 worth of technological equipment for our school!

Upcoming events for 2021 include: Our annual camp, Genius Hour aka Discovery Time, Science Roadshow visit, Duffy Book visitors and free books, school lunches provided by Libelle, fruit in schools programme, breakfast in-school programme, all sports events of the Te Kawau School Cluster including junior gymnastics, triathlon, athletics, cross country, rippa rugby, swimming and the speech competition for the Te Kawau Cluster of schools sponsored by the Rongotea Lions Club. Our year 7 and 8 children head to town each Monday for Technology and have attended two young leader's events this year. This year we will visit the Feilding library each term and of course we visit the beach to clean up and have fun in the sand dunes.

Our school whakataukī is: 'He kahawai kei āku ringa' translating directly into English means: 'A kahawai in my hands'. This whakatauki is said by a person who can use his or her abilities/resources to create success.

Visits to Tangimoana School are welcome anytime. Please contact the principal, Mrs Trudy Pankhurst to arrange a visit on 06 324-8465 or email: principal@tangimoana.school.nz

We have two classrooms in 2021, small class size!