Welcome to Methven Primary School

Methven Primary School is a decile 9, state contributing co-educational primary school (years 1-6) located near Mt Hutt in Mid Canterbury, New Zealand. We are an exciting and vibrant place for children to do their learning.

Haere Mai

A warm welcome to our Methven Primary School Website.  We trust you find all the information you require here and enjoy your association with our school.

It is a pleasure to be Acting Principal at Methven Primary School this year. I have watched our school grow in a number of ways over the last decade. Firstly, we have grown in student numbers and this has enabled us to build two new classroom blocks. These flexible spaces allow us to provide teaching and learning programmes that we believe will prepare our students for their future through development of our learner qualities: Collaboration, Hauora, Innovation, Communication & Self-Regulation (CHICS). We have also grown in capacity to respond to the changing needs of our students.  Our teachers are committed to ensuring that they provide rich and stimulating learning environments. Often this takes us out of our classrooms and on adventures around our district or further afield. Our digital world has grown and we have increased our use of digital skills to collaborate, create and connect with others. Every student is encouraged to self-regulate and extend their understanding across the curriculum through developing strong core skills and knowledge in reading, writing and maths.

Our MPS STARs re at the centre of our Vision for MPS children. Sporting, Trustworthy, Accepting & Responsible are sets of behaviours we value and will ensure children learn, work cooperatively and play alongside each other successfully.  Student well-being (Hauora) is very important to us, and through the 5 ways to well-being, we support students in developing life-long skills to build resilience and be happy and healthy.

Sue Furndorfler
Acting Principal

Preparing for our future by Making Pathways to the Stars