Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu

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Te Kura o Te Koutu
41-45 Russell Road, Koutu. Rotorua, New Zealand
TypeTotal Māori Immersion School (Kura Kaupapa)
Motto'Mahia e tōna ringa, tino kai tino mākona'
Ministry of Education Institution no.1153
PrincipalKoa Angus Douglas[1]
School roll252[2] (March 2021)
Socio-economic decile3I[3]

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu is a co-educational Māori immersion school in Rotorua, New Zealand offering education within a unique Maori environment for Māori students from Year 1 to Year 13. Te Koutu students from year 1 - 13 learn Spanish as well as Māori and English.


Founded in 1993 the Kura's purpose was to serve the education of Te Arawa Māori students. The school first started as a limited school with two teachers and a roll of 20-30 students. The school was first situated at Tumahourangi Marae on the shores of Lake Rotorua. When the school was moved to new facilities on Russell Rd, it gave Te Koutu an opportunity to expand and to increase the student roll. During these times a newly faced principal by the name of Uenuku Fairhall was going to grow the school from the new grounds up.[4]


Te Kura o Te Koutu has a relatively small number of students ranging from 200–230. The school excels in sport, cultural activities and Spanish.

Te Koutu houses (Rahinga)[edit]

  • "Pareterā"
  • "Kārenga"
  • "Te Ririu"
  • "Waoku"
  • "Hinekura"

The houses are named after the five Kuia (elderly woman) of the rohe.


  1. ^ "Kura principal". Rotorua Daily Post. 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503434&objectid=11034221

Coordinates: 38°07′15″S 176°14′06″E / 38.1207°S 176.2349°E / -38.1207; 176.2349