Welcome to Mokoia School

Nau mai! Haere mai!

Welcome to Mokoia School, a warm and inviting place for your children to learn. Nestled in the heart of South Taranaki, we are a small rural school that fosters strong family-like relationships between children, staff, and whanau. 

Our team of committed educators focus on what matters in young lives, allowing your child to learn and thrive through active and experiential learning, providing a wide range of educational experiences. We are proud to provide an education that is tailored to your child’s individual needs and personality, encouraging them to become their best unique self.

Mā te whiritahi, ka whakatutuki ai ngā pūmanawa ā tāngata.

Together weaving the realisation of potential.

Our Mission Statement

Mokoia School will inspire all children towards a lifetime of learning.

Mokoia School will light the way to the future for your child.


Rural education at its best!

Mokoia School caters for children from years 0-6. We are situated on SH3, less than 10kms from Hawera.

Our school grounds feature a lovely brick building with two well presented classrooms. Attached is a well stocked library. There are tennis courts, two swimming pools, a maypole, swings and two adventure playgrounds, set in attractive gardens. The school is designed to provide extra challenges and enjoyment for all our learners.

Our fantastic teachers cater for each child’s learning needs. The Board of Trustees and support staff work hard to ensure that all children are able to progress. They also ensure the school is well resourced. Transport areas are from the Ohangai and Whakamara areas.

Enrol your child

We believe that as a small country school we can offer your child that
extra dimension to their learning programme. Here are some of the
benefits we offer our students:

  • A welcoming family feel to our school
  • Quality individualised programmes with small teacher/ pupil ratio
  • Children taking responsibility for their own learning and behaviour
  •  Strong core literacy and mathematics programme
  •  Specific topics to suit the children’s interests and needs
  • Challenging extension and support programmes
  • We are an Enviro School
  •  Encouraging physical skills development programme — daily swimming over summer.
  •  Celebrations of the arts—music, drama, dance and visual artwork
  •  Exciting experiences outside the classroom, including camps
  • Networked computers with ultrafast broadband
  • Extensive range of teaching resources
  •  Opportunities to interact with other children
  • Environmental awareness and pride in our school
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Special events such as our annual pet day
  • Annual technology challenge and oral language competition

Contact us today to enrol your child at Mokoia School.

We pride ourselves on our...

◆        Ability to cater for your child’s individual needs.

◆        Quality programmes especially in literacy and mathematics.

◆        High standards expected of our FLAME children.

◆        Varied opportunities we offer in sport, oral language and technology.

◆        Emphasis on outdoor & environmental education programmes.



15 JUNE                               Sip and paint – Ladies fundraiser
21 JUNE                               Winter disco
26 JUNE                              Bhana Cup (pp3 July)
27 JUNE                              Winter Festival in Hawera 5 – 8pm
28 JUNE                              Matariki (school closed)
05 JULY                               Last Day of Term 2 – TEACHER ONLY DAY




Parental Involvement

Your support and involvement is important to us and your child. As
part of our school learning community we would invite you to:

◆ visit the school to view the classroom programmes in action.

◆ discuss your child’s progress regularly with the teachers.

◆ join in with the school activities offered.

◆ attend working-bees.

◆ help your child to become independent by supporting
    home learning.

School Committee

A group of parents meets to plan activities which help raise funds for
extra facilities and educational activities for the children. Some of the
many things these funds have bought are our school uniforms, playground equipment, sound system, swimming lessons and supported
our camps. You are invited to join in and help our committee plan
fundraising events.


Board of Trustees

Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and consider becoming involved in the school by being a Board
Member. Please contact the school office for more information.

Policies and Procedures

Parents and caregivers can view our school policies and procedures at the
School Docs website. 

Charter and Strategic Plan

Click the button below to view the School Charter  and Strategic Plan.

Read our latest Education Review Office report (2019)



Evon Willmott-Bradshaw

Yvette Batten

Ngahuia Hana


Teacher (Principal Release)

Monica Van Zyl

Office Administrator

Barbara Botha

Sharni Cook

Teacher Aide

Teacher Aide

Priya Bhana Sukha

Teacher Aide


Evon Willmott-Bradshaw

[email protected]

Natalie Reeve
Teacher (Principal Release)

Yvette Batten

Monica Van Zyl
Office Administrator

Barbara Botha
Teacher Aide

Priya Bhana Sukha
Teacher Aide

Ngahuia Hana
Teacher Aide


Get In Touch

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