• Mātāwai

    Te Paparahi
  • Mātāwai

  • Enrol your child in Mātāwai

  • Class Educators

  • Tena Koe,

    My name is Donna Plumridge.
    Born in Raetihi and grew up in Whanganui. A mum to two children; my son Kori and daughter Toia. I am a Grandmother to twin boys and 5 Whangi Mokopuna.

    I have a Bachelor of Education in Teaching from Massey University, T.E.F.F.L. Advanced Certificate. I have had the opportunity to Teach English in China, Saudi Arabia and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tupoho. I have also been a teacher for the Central Regional Health School working along side vulnerable youth at Te Aurere a Te Tonga Palmerston North, 

    I enjoy sports. I have coached Netball and TeeBall and umpired and played netball. 

    I’m Passionate about supporting our tamariki to be the best they can be and being positive life long learners. I am the team leader for Te Kākano (Junior) syndicate.

    — Donna Plumridge Nicola Edwards
  • Kia ora. My name is Daphne Stedman. I live on a lifestyle block in Maxwell with my husband, two cats, chickens, sheep and a few cattle. I have three beautiful daughters and three granddaughters who I love to visit in Raumati. For recreation I walk, swim, sing and play the piano and in summer I occasionally kayak. I love worshipping God at Westmere presbyterian church and am kept busy with many activities there. I really enjoy seeing children develop in these early years, and it is a privilege to be teaching and learning alongside them.

    — Daphne Stedman
    • Foundational Movement Skills

      Learning both big and small movement Skills

    • Socialisation

      Learning to manage our bodies, feelings and minds.

    • Alphabet Knowledge

      Learning letter names and sounds.

    • Language building

      Building our Language by doing things and talking to each other.

    • Writing and Reading

      Writing our names, letters and numbers. Learning the beginning words for reading.

    • Mathematics

      Recognising numbers, patterns and shapes. Counting and understanding quantity.