• 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?

Monday 22nd July - First Day Term 3

Tuesday 30th July & Thursday 1st August - Parent Conferences

Wednesday 21st August to Friday 23rd August - School Camp Years 5/6 Teapot Valley

Thursday 22nd August - Board Meeting

Friday 30th August - Cancer Society Daffodil Day

Wednesday 4th September - School Photos

Thursday 12th September - Dental Bus Arrives

Thursday 19th September - Board Meeting

Friday 27th September - Last day term 3

Thursday 3rd October - Dental Bus Leaves

Monday 14th October - First day term 4

Tuesday 15th October to Friday 18th October - School Camp Years 7/8 Totaranui

Monday 28th October - Labour Day - School Closed

Thursday 7th November - Board Meeting

Monday 11th November - TEACHER ONLY DAY

Thursday 28th November - Board Meeting

Wednesday 11th December - End of year celebration

Friday 13th December - Last day term 4 – Finish 12pm

2024 Term Dates

Term 3: Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September

Term 4: Monday 14th October - Friday 13th December
(Labour Day Monday 28th 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

8 School Road RD2,
Upper Moutere, Nelson, 7175