Coastal Taranaki School is a unique, small rural community school, catering for years 1-13. We enjoy excellent facilities, including a number of new classrooms, an exceptional library and information centre, an upgraded technology suite, and contemporary network infrastructure. These complement our gymnasium, science labs, art room and whare wananga.
At Coastal Taranaki School, we recognise the different developmental needs of students as they progress through our junior school, middle school and senior school. Teachers generally specialise within these levels, but sharing of best-practice occurs throughout the school, and many teachers follow their passion right across the school.
We warmly invite you to visit Coastal Taranaki School. You will find a calm and purposeful learning environment where the young people of the Coastal Taranaki community, and a few invited guests from New Plymouth and overseas, accept the challenge to care, share and dare.
20 – Calf, Lamb, and Chicken Day
23 – Labour Day
24 – Year 8 Immunisations
1 – Kids for Kids Concert
14 – Swim Safe Y6
15 – Hangi
Ma te whanau te tamaiti e puawai
By the whole community, the child will blossom
Te Reo Māori
As part of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Coastal Taranaki School has immersed itself in Māori art, language and waiata. This year, a Māori language expert was appointed for Coastal Taranaki School, which has sparked interest in Te Reo throughout the school and has received amazing feedback from the community. Listen to Whaea Shirleen Ngawhare as she reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in Te Reo Māori.
Area Schools Leadership Camp
Four of our leaders attended the New Zealand Area Schools Leadership Camp in Akaroa during the first week of the April holidays. There were about 53 other students from all over New Zealand but Coastal was one of the four North Island schools to attend. This was the first time Coastal has had students at this camp.