Motueka High School

Students of Motueka High school are looking forward to representing their school in both sporting and cultural competitions. NZCT recently granted $23,274 to Motueka High School to cover the cost of Kapa Haka uniforms, sporting team’s accommodation, training tops and adventure racing bikes.

Fund-raising Manager Julie Tideman says, “This generous grant from NZCT will make a huge difference by enabling all our students to actively participate in both cultural and sporting events. They will become more involved in sport, be creative, lead better lives and receive timely assistance when they need it.

“Our tamariki will now be able to attend sporting and cultural events in matching uniforms representing the school professionally. In turn, this will help them to become better learners, achieve their life goals, and create stronger families in our community.”
Fund-raising Manager Julie Tideman

Principal John Prestidge adds, “Established in 1955, Motueka High is a lively and vibrant coeducational secondary school that sits at the heart of the Motueka community. With a roll of over 700 students and growing, students enjoy diverse programmes full of opportunities both within and outside the classroom.”

“A distinctive feature of Motueka High School is the strong sense of belonging of students, whānau, and community. This is evident throughout the school in the way that students care for each other and take on roles which support fellow students.”

“Opportunities for leadership at Motueka High School are also plentiful, including the ‘Whānau Class’ which provides an effective, supportive environment for all students who choose this option.”

“This helps maintain an environment which is safe and secure for all students, further enhanced by active support from the wider community. We are especially proud of our outstanding and sustained student achievements in academic, cultural, sporting, outdoor education, and leadership areas.”

Photo credit - Marion Van Duk.