• Lower Moutere School - To be The Best That We Can Be

  • Lower Moutere School - Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for the Environment

  • At Lower Moutere School we have a wonderful learning environment providing a first class education for children from Years 1 - 8.

Nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to our Lower Moutere School website.

A very warm welcome to our present and prospective parents and caregivers. At Lower Moutere School we have a wonderful learning environment providing a first class education for children from Years 1 - 8. Lower Moutere School draws its student population from the closely populated rural Moutere Valley and Mariri coastal region, the Lower Moutere settlement as well as from some families in the Motueka Township.

We welcome your interest and participation in your child's education and provide a variety of opportunities for you to be involved in our school life.

Whats going on?


LMS Swim champs - Thursday 2 March - School pool - All students

LMS Try-athlon - Thursday 9 March - School grounds - All students

Parent interviews - Tuesday 7 & Thursday 9 March - School - All families

Mana Whaitake - Tuesday 7 March - Kaiteriteri - Senior students - Transport required

Year 7 / 8 immunisation - Friday 10 March - School - All Y7 / 8

Motueka Swim champs - Wednesday 15 March - Motueka High Swim finalists - Transport required


Last day term 1 Thursday 6 April

First day term 2 Wednesday 26 April

TEACHER ONLY DAY Monday 24 April All schools – Motueka district


2023 Term Dates

Term 1 Tuesday 31st January To Thursday 6th April
Term 2 Wednesday 26th April To Friday 30th June (All Motueka/Moutere Schools are closing Monday 24th April for a Teacher Only Day)

Term 3 Monday 17th July To Friday 22nd September

Term 4 Monday 9th October To Friday 15th December
Nelson Anniversary Day: Monday 30th January

Waitangi Day: Monday 6th February

Easter: Good Friday 7th April
Easter Monday 10th April included in holiday

Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day: Monday 24th April

ANZAC Day: Tuesday 25th April included in holiday

King’s Birthday: Monday 5th June

Matariki: Friday 14th July

Labour Day: Monday 23rd October

Our Values

The New Zealand Curriculum states that values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which people think and act and as such are an integral part of the Lower Moutere School Curriculum. Values are specifically modelled then explored as part of school life. It is who we are and who we aspire to be at Lower Moutere Primary School. This applies to everyone in our community – students, their families, staff and the wider surrounding community.

Our core value is one of RESPECT…

Respect for Self
Respect for Others
Respect for the Environment 

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Getting in touch

Absentee Messages: 027 339 8801



03 526 7775

School Road RD2,
Upper Moutere, Nelson, 7175