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“He Kura Ate-Raukawa”
Providing a high-quality bilingual, modern kura

(A.Skipper, P.Pomare  2016)

 Ate-raukawa is a high quality type of harakeke leaf. Te Awahou  (or Foxton as it is known as today) is well-known for growing flax.

 Ngati Raukawa is the tribe of this area.

This statement reflects the environment our students grow up in, good soil where strong harakeke grows bountiful, and the Raukawa ties to the whenua.

Kura means school but it also refers to a very special treasure. This is how we view our students as very special treasures or taonga.

Ko Wai Mātou? Who Are We?

Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Tararua ngā pae maunga
Ko Manawatu te awa
Ko Ngāti Raukawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Turanga, Te Au, Rākau, Takihiku, Ngārongo, Hinemata ngā hapū
Ko Te Kura o Te Awahou e mihi ana ki te ao

Foxton Primary School also known as Te Kura o Te Awahou has a long history of educating young minds. In 1857 local Ngāti Raukawa chief Ihakara Tukumaru gifted four acres of land to settlers Thomas Upperdine Cook and others to build a school which opened that same year. Reverend James Duncan was the first teacher in the school.

Today Foxton Primary School is a full primary, year 1-8 located in the heart of the Foxton township, in the Horowhenua region. Chief Ihakara Tukumaru and other original settlers of Foxton are buried in the original town urupā (cemetery) sitting south of the kura. In 2020 we are staffed for 81 tamariki with 4 full time teachers. Our community is 85% Māori, 12% Pākehā and 2% Pasifika. We have four teaching classes, two of these classes are bilingual Level 3 (30-50% instruction in Māori) and two classes are rumaki Level 1 (100% instruction in Māori), this is the second year we have been able to extend to two rumaki classes because of the increased interest. Te Pā Harakeke o Te Awahou is our Puna Kōhungahunga (Māori medium ECE) situated on site. It is the only Māori medium pre-school in Foxton, and our rumaki classes are the only one for primary aged tamariki in the Horowhenua region. The school is committed to providing bilingual educational opportunities to our tamariki as Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori are highly valued in our setting. Our kura provides a caring and welcoming environment for all our tamariki and their whānau. 

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Latest Notices

Behavior Management Plan
20 Mar 2024

Foxton Primary School is building a management plan that will change how students look at school
and their community. The plan is to adjust student behavior and some of the flow on effects COVID
has had on our school and the community. COVID is responsible for all sorts of issues in our
community. However, it is not responsible for low self-esteem, lowering of expectations, accepting
failure as a norm and poor core based values. Setting high expectations will support and grow
resilient, reliable and honest young men and woman. Our behavior plan is incentive based and will
require students and families to commit to the plan.
All students in all levels will have expectations that are achievable. Working towards goals and
aspirations. However, all year 8 students will adhere to
Attendance. 80% +
School leadership
Volunteer work in and out of school
Be part of the fundraising group
Roll modeling positive behavior
Being good people.
Displaying good habits and common sense.
These will be part of the transition plan into college/ high school.
Year 8 students will need to be enrolled at Foxton Primary School no later than term 1 of that year.
In week 5 of term 4. All year 8 students will have an international experience that will see them
travel overseas.
2023 year 8 students are traveling to the Gold Coast Australia. We have an itemized itinerary that
includes Cultural Experiences with other indigenous groups, theme parks and a lifelong experience.
We are looking for sponsorship, donations, fundraising ideas and support that will ensure our
students experience hard work pays off
Feel free to contact me at any time.

James Los’e
Foxton Primary school
Mobile 0225340289

Upcoming events
19 Mar 2024

Please see attached.


Upcoming events
7 Mar 2024

Hi all


I've attached information for upcoming events, with special mention of our Market Day happening on Saturday.


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