One of the goals of our school is to ensure that our children have every opportunity they would get at a town school but also much more!


Our school is well equipped for sporting activities. We have:

  • a fully fenced court with 2 tennis courts, basketball and netball hoops.

  • a great swimming pool, used daily during summer

  • a great field with rugby posts

  • a brand-new playground

  • tons of great, high-quality sports equipment.

We regularly have access to top-quality coaching. This term that has included Cricket Manawatu and Central Football coming in to coach our kids.

Many of our children play sport for the successful Te Kawau club based in Rongotea.

We also have school teams that take place in the Te Kawau Cluster inter-school sports competitions.


Our school board are committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi. Children learn aspects of both Te Reo Maori and Tikanga Maori throughout their years here. Waiata and karakia are woven into our programmes. We are hoping to have a marae stay as part of our 2023 programme. A goal for the next couple of years is to have a kapa haka group at Kopane School.