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Mission Statement

“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

Meet & Greet Wednesday 21 Feb
20 Feb 2024

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Meet and Greet the Teachers will be held tomorrow, 1.30 – 4pm.  Come along and meet your child/ren’s teacher, enjoy a sausage, and hear what exciting things will be happening moving forward for 2024.


Casual vacancy - Board of Trustees

A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board of Trustees for an elected parent representative.

We request that parents consider becoming a member of the Board, for the duration of the remaining term (2025) and put their name forward. and complete the eligibility declaration form available from the office.

Meet and Greet Postponed
14 Feb 2024

Hi Parents/caregivers,

Due to a bereavement in Whaea Nina's whanau, we will be postponing the teacher 'Meet and Greet' today.

This will now be held on Wednesday 21 February, commencing at 1.30pm - 4.00pm


Erin Rauhihi

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25 Oct 2023

If you don't have access to Internet in your home for your child/children this offer is for you



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