Mt Cook School is a community where belonging, curiosity & creativity matter.
Kia Ora and welcome to Mt Cook School, a diverse, vibrant community nestled on the edge of the central city.
We are an enthusiastic, busy and fun place to be. At Mt Cook School we know the importance of understanding the whole child and we value what each tamariki and their whanau brings to our school. We are a curious group of learners and teachers and we are always looking for opportunities to inspire and share the world with our tamariki. We believe learning should be a playful experience that meets tamariki where they are and brings out the best in them.
Adrianne McAllister, Principal
Coming up at Mt Cook School
The latest from our tamariki
Harakeke class | July 24, 2019
Science | July 14, 2019
What our Tamariki say about Mt Cook School
Do you have tamariki turning five soon or are you moving into the area with a primary school age child? We’d love to meet your whānau and talk you through the enrolment process.
2023 Term dates
Term 1 2023 (10 weeks)
Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 6th April
Waitangi Day – Monday 6 February
Term 2 2023 (10 weeks)
Wednesday 26 April – Friday 30 June
Teacher Only Day – Monday 24 April
ANZAC Day – Tuesday 25 April
King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June
Term 3 2023 (10 weeks)
Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4 2023 (10 weeks)
Monday 9 October – Tuesday 19 December
Teacher Only Day – Friday 20 October
Labour Day – Monday 23 October
2024 Term dates
Term 1 2024 (11 weeks)
Thursday 1 February – Thursday 11th April
Waitangi Day – Monday 6 February
Good Friday, Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday – 29 March to the 2nd April
Teacher Only Day – Friday 12th April
Term 2 2024 (10 weeks)
Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July
Teacher Only Day – Friday 31 May
King’s Birthday – Monday 3 June
Matariki – Friday 28 June
Term 3 2024 (10 weeks)
Monday 22 July – Thursday 26 September
Teacher Only Day – Friday 27 September
Term 4 2024 (10 weeks)
Monday 14 October – Thursday 19 December
Teacher Only Day – Friday 25 October
Labour Day – Monday 28 October
Pekapeka and Kererū stationery will be provided by school
and an account sent home.
Drop offs and pick ups need to be on Tory St or on the Martin Square slip road but cars can not be left and please no parking anywhere on Sages Lane. The council is ticketing cars that are parked in the wrong place or without pay and display. Te Papa over the road has asked that we don’t park in their area as it blocks access and is not safe. The car park behind the bible society and in front of skills active are also not for school parking. You can park in The Warehouse carpark and walk down as the first 90 minutes are free. Thanks for your support with this.
Whānau are welcome to come in and meet our librarian, Lucy. She can show you around and suggest something great to read to your tamariki. Watch out for Book Week in the events section it is a lot of fun.
School Policies and Procedures
Our school policies are held on School Docs which is an online portal. You can access these policies and procedures in the following way:
1. Go to www.schooldocs.co.nz
2. Click Search for your school.
3. Start typing the school’s name and then select it from the dropdown list.
4. Enter the community username and password.
User name: mtcook Password: 160school