Motueka High School

crestMotueka High School draws its student population from 14 contributing schools stretching from Marahau to Dovedale and Mapua. The schools cater for the student population of Motueka township and the densely populated rural surrounds.

Motueka township is situated 35Km from Richmond and 45Km from the city of Nelson. Motueka is in close proximity to three National Parks – Kahurangi, Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes – as well as being near the coastal resort of Kaiteriteri.

The Motueka Region has its economic base in horticulture, agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism which makes the town a regionally important servicing and shopping centre.The community is made up of diverse groups including cooperative communities, artists, retired people, religious groups, people with strong ethnic backgrounds, itinerant workers and strong established rural communities.

Motueka High School is a State co-educational Year 9 to Year 13 secondary school with approximately 750 pupils, 50% of whom travel by bus.

Our size is seen as a strength and we pride ourselves in the knowledge that we know all of the students in our school, care about them as individuals and work hard to help them to achieve their goals. The school culture is proud, positive, supportive, safe, caring, adaptable, resilient and open to scrutiny.

The focus of our school is on effective teaching and learning. School programmes are relevant, innovative and appropriate to student needs.

We have a range of international students from a number of different countries. We specialise in Outdoor Education and have world class teachers who are national assessors in their own right.

Motueka High School acknowledges special groups such as:

  • Community and Government support services such as, Group Special Education, Youth Aid, CAMHS, Tertiary Education Commission.
  • 19% Maori pupil population.
  • Strong religious groups.
  • Single parent families.
  • Families dependent on seasonal work or on benefits.
  • Our ‘sister’ town relationship with Kiyosato.

Some of the features of the school include:

  • A broad curriculum covering all of the essential learning areas is offered.
  • Programmes of work that meet the needs of students at both ends of the learning continuum.
  • A strong and reliable staff of competent and experienced teachers, most of whom are full time and live in the community.
  • A recognised strength in the performing arts.
  • Instrumental tuition is provided by itinerant teachers.
  • A ‘Whanau Class’ to provide a Maori perspective that addresses the needs of our students and the desires of our parents.
  • A strong network of library, office, support, caretaking and grounds staff gives full support to the school community.
  • The school is a significant local employer and consumer of local goods and services.
  • An International Student programme is currently attracting students from a variety of countries to study at the school.
  • A wide range of sporting, leisure and cultural activities is encouraged both within the school and through inter-school fixtures.
  • School activities provide a significant focus for student relationships and social interactions which is reflected in a strong sense of community extending outside the school.
  • The spacious, landscaped and well tended grounds including the playing fields, court areas, gymnasium and swimming pool are used by the community.
  • School buildings are well equipped and maintained and are made available for the community for such activities as educational programmes, large community meetings and entertainment groups.
  • Many students leave the district for further education and employment.
  • The provision of Alternative Education options for ‘alienated’ students.
  • A Student Exchange programme with Kiyosato Senior School.

Learning / Achievement Objectives for 11 Physical Education

  • Choose and maintain ongoing involvement in appropriate physical activities and examine factors influencing their participation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of responsible behaviours required to ensure that challenges and risks are managed safely in physical and social environments.
  • Acquire, apply, and refine specialised motor skills by using the principles of motor skill learning.
  • Demonstrate and examine responsible attitudes in challenging physical situations.
  • Demonstrate understanding and affirmation of people’s diverse social and cultural needs and practices when participating in physical activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how individuals and groups affect relationships by influencing people’s behaviour, beliefs, decisions, and sense of self-worth.
  • Plan strategies and demonstrate interpersonal skills to respond to challenging situations appropriately.
  • Analyse societal influences that shape community health goals and physical activity patterns.

Learning / Achievement Objectives for 12 Physical Education

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a physical activity programme and examine factors used to justify physical activity as a means of enhancing well-being.
  • Critically evaluate societal attitudes, values, and expectations that affect people’s awareness of their personal identity and sense of self-worth in a range of life situations.
  • Appraise specialised motor skills and adapt them to extend physical competence and recreational opportunities.
  • Apply relevant scientific, technological, and environmental knowledge and use appropriate resources to improve performance in a specialised physical activity.
  • Analyse the beliefs, attitudes, and practices that reinforce stereotypes and role expectations, identifying ways in which these shape people’s choices at individual, group, and societal levels.
  • Analyse ways in which events and social organisations promote healthy communities and evaluate the effects they have

Learning / Achievement Objectives for 13 Physical Education

  • Critically evaluate a range of qualitative and quantitative data to devise strategies to meet their current and future needs for well-being.
  • Devise, apply, and evaluate strategies to improve physical activity performance for themselves and others.
  • Devise, apply, and appraise strategies through which they and other people can participate responsibly in challenging physical situations.
  • Devise and apply strategies to ensure that social and cultural needs are met in personal and group physical activities.
  • Analyse and evaluate attitudes and interpersonal skills that enable people to participate fully and effectively as community members in various situations.
  • Demonstrate the use of health promotion strategies by implementing a plan of action to enhance the well-being of the school, community, or environment.

Learning / Achievement Objectives for 12/13 Team Sports Module

  • Demonstrate the physical skills associated with a chosen team sport
  • Examine and experience roles in a team sport
  • Demonstrate responsible practices in a competitive team sport situation
  • Review the personal participation experience in a competitive team sport situation
  • Investigate the participation opportunities that exist in the local community for a chosen team sport.
  • Appraise specialised motor skills and adapt them to extend physical competence and recreational opportunities

Tuition Fees

One Term $6200
Two Terms $9300
Three Terms $12400
Four Terms $15500

An enrolment fee of NZ $100 must be paid on application. This is non-refundable if you decide against coming but is deducted from your school fees if you accept a place here.
The full amount of fees must be received before a place is secured at the High School.

What do your tuition fees include?

  1. Full Tuition and subject fees.
  2. Text Books.
  3. Full study and guidance facilities including an Overseas Student Counsellor.
  4. Access to all school facilities.
  5. Additional tuition if required in English language.
  6. Uniform and a stationery package (should cover full year).
  7.  Being met at Nelson Airport or bus terminal if you advise us in advance of your arrival place and time.

What is not included in your tuition fees?

  1. Personal requirements
  2. Extra-curricular choices (e.g. Senior Ball, sports team involvement, etc)
  3. NZ travel costs
  4. Meals
  5. Accommodation

Please Note: These fees are subject to annual review and all amounts quoted are in New Zealand dollars.

Homestay accommodation includes board for 46 weeks at $200 per week including GST. If a student does not require boarding accommodation during the school holiday weeks, a partial refund will be made, with a $70 per week retainer being paid to the homestay family.
Insurance is a condition of enrolment. All students must take out insurance with Unicare. More information is in the international prospectus.

Living Costs

  • General Living Expenses $2,000
  • Spending Money @ $20 per week for 46 weeks $920
  • Travel / Airport Transport Fee $250

Total $25,300

Half year and single term enrolments may be accepted. The fees are as follows

  • Outdoor Education for Half Year $350
  • Outdoor Education for Full Year $500

These fees are subject to change at any time. Please contact the school for confirmation or more information. The Course Booklets available on our website have other subject fees.