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! Nau Mai!

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

It is a pleasure to be leading teaching and learning at Te Kura ō Piwakawaka (Methven Primary School). Our goal is to provide an inclusive and friendly learning environment that focuses on student wellbeing and encourages all students to achieve personal growth and academic success.

We have a collaborative and innovative staff who are supported by a focused and progressive Board of Trustees, a team of dedicated ‘Friends of Methven Primary School’ and strong connections with whānau and community.

Methven Primary School’s recent growth has provided us the opportunity to build and refurbish our classroom blocks into vibrant open and collaborative learning spaces. These flexible spaces allow us to develop teaching and learning programmes that will prepare our students for their future. We integrate our Pathways to Learning: Collaboration, Hauora, Innovation, Communication & Self-Regulation (CHICS) across our programmes.

Our teachers and teacher aides are committed to responding to the changing needs of our students and ensuring that learning environments are stimulating and relevant. 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, to create and to connect with others. Every student is encouraged to manage their own learning journey, and extend their understanding across the curriculum through developing strong core skills and knowledge in reading, writing and maths.

Our MPS STARs are at the centre of our Vision for MPS children. Sporting, Trustworthy, Accepting & Responsible are sets of behaviours we value and will ensure that our students learn 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, to feel good and to function well.

We look forward to continuing to provide a successful learning environment for each of our tamariki.

Sue Furndorfler
Principal

Preparing for our future by Making Pathways to the Stars