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schools around Motueka

If you are moving to the Tasman region with children, schooling will be one of your main concerns.  Fortunately there are a plethora of schools to choose from.

Early Learning Centers:

There are a wide selection of Early Learning Centers in Motueka, so if you have little ones there are options galore.   Not to mention, baby gym, music groups, play groups and dance.  Click on the school to go straight to the website.


Nature Kids

Motu Weka Neighborhood Centre    

Oasis Family Preschool   

Greenwood Kindergarten

Laura Ingram Kindergarten

Motueka Rudolf Steiner School

Montessori Horizon Preschool

Harakeke Childcare

Motueka Early Learning Centre

Primary Schools

Rural or in town there are great schools in this region to suit everyone.  Some are zoned so check out their websites to see what zone you might be in.  


Parklands School

Motueka Rudolf Steiner School

Motueka South School

Brooklyn School

St Peter Chanel School

Lower Moutere School

Riwaka School

Ngatimoti School

Tasman School

Tasman Bay Christian School

High Schools +

The main high-school in the area is Motueka High School.  But if you are after more choice Richmond and Nelson do have “outside of zone” enrollment options.  Each school is different so please check their websites for detailed information about applying to these schools.

Along with offering education to High School students, the Motueka High school also offer night classes during term time for adult learning.

The Nelson Polytechnic is also an option if you are looking at other study options for school leavers or up-skilling .  Approximately a 50 minute drive from Motueka (traffic dependent) they have a large range of courses to choose from.

High School:

Motueka High School


Nelson Polytechnic 


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