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Opening Minds to Tomorrow's World


Te Paina School is a kind and friendly rural school with big ideas about where it is heading in the future. The team is passionate and determined about bringing these ideas to reality. Above all is their concern and care for the children of whanau in their community.

Welcome to Te Paina School

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei and warm greetings to you all.


My name is Adam Tamariki and I am very proud to be serving as the Principal of Te Paina School. We are an amazing Year 1-8 rural school situated in the heart of the Mercer community. We have a fantastic team who are passionate about our tamariki and making learning fun and engaging. Our akonga are actively engaged in their learning journey. We encourage our students to explore, discover and lead their learning through hands on experiences and a range of learning opportunities. Please come and visit us at Te Paina. We would very much love to have you be a part of our learning community here at Te Paina School. 

Adam Tamariki 

Principal |  Tumuaki 

2024 Term Dates

Term 1

January 31st - April 12th

Term 2

April 29th - July 5th 

Term 3

July 22nd - September 27th

Term 4

October 14th - December 13th

Anchor 1


09 232 6817



15 Glass Road

RD2 Mercer

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