Welcome to Tahakopa School

We are a small full primary school in the heart of the beautiful Catlins. 

Our small numbers allow us to have individual programmes based on students needs and it is our goal to grow healthy, active learners in our school. 

Our school vision “From small seeds grow forest giants” reflects our belief that even though we may be a small school, our expectation is that our students will embrace challenges and become leaders in whatever they choose to do in the future. 

We value:

Respect    – for ourselves

                  – for others and their property

                  – for our environment 

To us this embodies what we value: honesty, truthfulness, a good effort, responsible risk taking, empathy for others, and awareness that what we do affects everyone and everything around us.