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Our Vision


Nga Whenu Kaha O Te Akonga

The Strong Threads of the Learner.


The threads make up Te Taura Whiri- Whanaungatanga, Ako, Kaitiakitanga and Manaakitanga.
When these threads are strong our learners will succeed.


Principal’s Message

Tena koutou katoa

Welcome to West End Te Kura Ō Mōrere.

My name is Hamish Hislop and I am proud to be the principal of our wonderful kura.

Our school is nestled in the western edge of New Plymouth's CBD, a city know for its natural beauty, cultural richness and vibrant community spirit.  This unique setting allows our students to draw inspiration from the surrounding environment, fostering a deep appreciation for the world around them.

We believe that a localised approach to education lays the foundation for well-rounded individuals who are prepared to navigate an ever-changing global landscape.  Our school curriculum is based on a sound foundation of literacy and numeracy woven through a focus on developing nga whenu kaha (Strong threads) of Kaitiakitanga, Ako, Whanaungatanga and Manākitanga.

We are committed to providing an educational environment that not only fosters academic achievement but also cultivates character, resilience, and a love for lifelong learning.

Our dedicated staff, supported by engaged parents and guardians, work collaboratively to create a vibrant, inclusive space where every student feels valued and inspired to reach their highest potential.

As you explore our website, I invite you to discover the myriad of opportunities and resources available to our students.  Whether you are a prospective student, a proud parent, or a curious visitor, we hope this virtual space gives you a glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of life at West End Te Kura Ō Mōrere.

Thank you for considering us as a partner in your child's educational journey.  We look forward to welcoming you into our community and to the exciting adventures that await.

Warm regards

Hamish Hislop - Principal West End Te Kura Ō Mōrere.

Principal's Welcome

What's happening at West End Te Kura Ō Mōrere?

Latest Notices

19 Sep 2023

KNITTING CLUB  - due to huge sales this morning we will NOT be holding our stall this afternoon at 3.00pm.  A massive thanks to those who have supported the knitting club this morning. As mentioned, ALL proceeds going toward the West End students' gardening club.

PRODUCTION TICKETS - Please be reminded that production ticket/s need to be obtained from the school office.  NO ticket/s - NO admission to the NPGHS hall on Thursday 21st September as no admission ticket/s will be available at the door.   $5 koha would be appreciated. Reminder the children to arrive 6.30 - production starts at 7.00pm

LIBRARY BOOKS - If you have got a school library book still at home, we would appreciate it being returned to the office/library by Friday. 

Ngā mihi

18 Sep 2023

Our Knitting Club, students and friends of our kura, are holding a stall TOMORROW - TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER in the front of Room 3.

8.15am - 8.45am & 3.00pm - 3.15pm.  The club has been very busy knitting little toy teddy bears $5, beanies $10, gloves $10 and dish cloths $5. 

It would be wonderful it you could stop by and view/purchase some the student's efforts.  ALL proceeds to go towards our students' Gardening Club.

Thanks for your continued support.

13 Sep 2023

WETKOM Production Night - Thursday 21st September - NEW PLYMOUTH GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL HALL.

Students to arrive 6.30pm  -  PRODUCTION COMMENCES 7PM.

TICKETS for the production are FREE although a KOHA of $5 per whanau would be appreciated.


Please ensure you have your return slip with ticket request/s to the office NO LATER than Monday 18th September.  At this stage, we are only offering 3 tickets per whanau due to seating capacity. We will do our best to accommodate you with extra tickets if you require them.  Please state these extra tickets on your return slip.

Tickets will come home to you via your child's school bag on Wednesday 20th September.

Thanks for your support.

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