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.
Lliam Carran, Principal
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 whanau and talk you through the enrolment process.
2020 Term dates
Term 1 2020 (10 weeks)
Tuesday 4 February – Wednesday 8 April
Waitangi Day – 6 February
Teacher Only Day – Thursday 9 April
Term 2 2020 (10 weeks)
Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July
Queen’s Birthday – Monday 1 June
Term 3 2020 (10 weeks)
Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September
Term 4 2020 (10 weeks)
Monday 12 October – Thursday 15 December
Teacher Only Day – Friday 23 October
Labour Day – Monday 26 October
2021 Term dates
Term 1 2021 (11 weeks)
Thursday 4 February – Friday 16th April
Waitangi Day – 8 February
Teacher Only Day – Thursday 1 April
Easter Holidays 2 April – 6 April
Term 2 2021 (10 weeks)
Monday 3 May – Friday 9 July
Teacher Only Day – Friday 4 June
Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7 June
Term 3 2021 (10 weeks)
Monday 26 July – Friday 1 October
Term 4 2021 (9 weeks)
Monday 18 October – Wednesday 15 December
Teacher Only Day – Friday 22 October
Labour Day – Monday 25 October
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.
Whanau are welcome to come in and meet our librarian, Vickie. 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.