Motueka South School

He Kura Mā Tātou - A School For Everyone

Motueka South School (MSS) is a full primary school catering for Year 1 to 8 students. MSS is a respectful community, striving for and celebrating success.

He hāpori manaaki tātou, e ngana ana me te whakanui ki te angitu.

MSS has three values that we consider 'Keys to Success':

M - Manage self   ~  Tū-rite (make good, responsible choices)

S - Show respect   Manaakitanga (care and value myself, others, our environment and learning)

S - Strive to learn  Ākona (pursue learning, use a growth mindset)

Lauretta Haskell

Acting Principal / Tumuaki

Principal's Welcome

On behalf of the Motueka South Learning Community I am delighted to welcome you and your whānau to our school.

MSS has a proud tradition of providing quality, innovative education programmes for New Entrant to Year 8 students.  Our students are at the centre of all that we do and our students are challenged to achieve to their full potential in an atmosphere which promotes learning, success and achievement as well as fair and equal opportunities.   We offer a range of academic, cultural and sporting activities to ensure that children can participate in, and experience success in a range of areas.

Our high expectations for learning and behaviour, alongside our school values of Managing Self, Showing Respect and Striving to Learn support the positive, inclusive environment that we create.

The MSS Learning Community is built on a strong partnership between home and school.  When you enrol at our school you are agreeing to be a partner in your child’s learning.  This is really important to us as you are their first teachers and working together we will achieve so much more.

I am very privileged to be part of the MSS Learning Community.  I am proud of our school, our learning environment and the wonderful learning that is happening here.  I welcome the opportunity to showcase our school to prospective parents.

Lauretta Haskell

Acting Principal



+64 3 528 7533  Option 1   
or text  +64 27 758 0419


450 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand



Phone: +64 3 528 7533