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Tēnā koutou e te whānau o Coastal Taranaki,

It is a tremendous privilege to lead Coastal Taranaki School and have the honour of partnering in your tamaiti educational journey. We offer our tamariki of all ages the opportunity to belong to our extraordinarily vibrant relational school, which actively promotes their physical, emotional and intellectual development - their Te Whare Tapa Whā.

Situated in the historic Ōkato along the spectacular Taranaki Coast, we are a progressive community school wholeheartedly committed to serving our tamariki and rangatahi, their whānau and our community. We celebrate our rich history and traditions, and join our ākonga and their whānau, on a journey to grow their interests and unique talents.

At Coastal we believe that caring partnerships foster the greatest sense of achievement, that courageous learners progress the most and that personal happiness and emotional intelligence are as important as academic success. In partnership with our student's whānau, our dedicated team at Coastal Taranaki School aim to grow confidence, resilience, resourcefulness, a sense of community spirit, and the highest personal academic achievement and skill. Preparing our ākonga to take their place in our world.

Coastal Taranaki School is a place where everyone belongs. Where we treat people with kindness and respect. Where every tamaiti and rangatahi are valued and encouraged to explore and develop their talents to the fullest, in a community where every achievement is noticed and celebrated. At Coastal we are committed to ensuring that our rangatahi have transferable skills, ensuring that they are well prepared for life in an ever changing world.

Ngā mihi nui,

Stephanie Clifton


Away for the day

As you are aware the Government has introduced regulations that require all state schools to put in place school rules regarding the use of mobile phones. The regulations require that schools must ensure students do not use or access a mobile phone while they are attending school, including during lunch time and breaks. This includes students who are on a school course or visit outside the school grounds.

International research indicates that phones in schools are not conducive for learning and for student wellbeing. Therefore, these regulations have been put in place to ensure that the learning of all students is maximised, while minimising any potential for distraction and cyber-bullying.

The Board of Coastal Taranaki School has judged that no student is to bring a mobile phone to school. This policy is very clear and highlights only the exceptional circumstances where a Principal can give an exception to this rule for a specified period of time. 

If a parent or caregiver needs to contact their child urgently during the day, they should call the office or contact their child via their school email address.

In order for this to be effective and not to disrupt our learning programmes, we ask parents/caregivers to speak to their child about these rules, and reinforce the expectations of the school.

We appreciate your support.

Coastal Taranaki School

2024 Term dates 

TERM 1Wednesday 31 January to Friday 12 April 2024

Waitangi Tuesday 6 Feb 

Taranaki Anniversary 11 Mar

TOD 12 March 2023

Good Friday 29 Mar 

Easter Mon  1 Apr and Tuesday 2 Apr

TERM 2: Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July 2024

Monday 3 June Kings Birthday 

TOD 4 June 2024

Matariki Friday 28 June 2024 

TERM 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September 2024

TOD 19 August 2024

TERM 4: Monday 14 October to Friday 13 December 2024 

Monday 28 October Labour Day 2024 

Enrolments and Parent Information

2024 Pukeiti Team Stationery Lists - New Entrant - Year 6

New Entrant - Year 1.pdf
Year 1_2 Stationery list JMOO.pdf
year 2_3 stationery 2024.pdf

2024 Kaitake Team Years 4-6  & Pouakai Team Years 7-8 Stationery Lists

Stationery Years 4 - 6.pdf
Years 7-8 STATIONARY LIST 2024.pdf

2024 Taranaki Team Stationery Lists Years 9-13

Years 9 - 10 STATIONERY LIST .pdf
Years 11 - 13 Stationery List.pdf

2024 Calendar 


Click HERE for the latest 2023 newsletter 

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE: Kerryn - 027 582 2953


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