Welcome to Masterton Primary School

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa, nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,

I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you as we embark on another exciting year of growth and learning at Masterton Primary School. My name is Mr. Gene Bartlett, and it is my honour and privilege to serve as the principal of this amazing school.

At Masterton Primary School, our mission is clear: to provide an environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Our commitment to inclusivity is at the very heart of who we are as a school. We celebrate the rich diversity of our students and their families, ensuring that every child, regardless of their background or abilities, feels valued, welcomed, and supported. Inclusivity is not just a word here; it’s a fundamental part of our identity.

We are a culturally responsive school, embracing the traditions, languages, and heritage of our diverse student body. We firmly believe that by acknowledging and respecting the cultural backgrounds of our students, we create an atmosphere where every child can truly flourish. Manaakitanga and Rangatiratanga are values we hold dear, and they guide us in our daily interactions, reminding us to nurture the well-being and potential of every individual.

Masterton Primary School proudly identifies as a Te Arawhakamana school, and we are incredibly proud of this kaupapa. Our commitment to the principles of Te Arawhakamana underscores our dedication to honouring Māori culture and heritage, ensuring it is an integral part of our curriculum and school life. We strive to instil a sense of pride and belonging in our Māori students, fostering an environment where they can excel academically and culturally.

In the spirit of Te Arawhakamana, we put the child at the heart of the matter. Every decision we make, every programme we implement, and every classroom we nurture is designed with the best interests of our students in mind. Their well-being, growth, and happiness are our top priorities, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, supportive, and stimulating educational journey.

As we embark on this new school year, let us continue to work together to create an environment where every child can reach their full potential. I look forward to collaborating with all of you, our dedicated teachers, and staff to ensure that Masterton Primary School remains a place where excellence and compassion thrive hand in hand.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and well-being of your children. Together, we will continue to make Masterton Primary School a place of learning, growth, and belonging for all.

With warm regards,



Mr. Gene Bartlett

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Zone for Masterton Primary School


School Hours

8:40 – 10:10 am in class

10:10 – 10:30 am Interval 

10:30 – 11:50 am in class

11:50 – 12:00 pm play break 

12:00 – 12:15 pm Lunch in class

12:20 – 1:05 pm in class

1:05   – 1:35 pm Sports break  

1:35 – 2:30 pm in class

Office Hours – 8.00am-3.30pm

Gene Bartlett - Tumuaki / Principal

Term Dates


2024 Term Dates 

Term 1

Number of weeks   11

Tuesday 30 January – Friday 12th April 2024

Easter holidays   Good Friday 29th March – Tuesday

26th March 2024

Waitangi day 6th February 

Good Friday 29 March 

Easter Monday 1st April

Easter Tuesday 2nd April

Term 2

Number of weeks   10

Start date:                Monday 29th April 2024

King’s Birthday:       Monday 3 June 2024

Matariki:                   Friday 28th June 2024

End of term:             Friday 5th July 2024

Term 3

Number of weeks   10

Start date                Monday 22nd July 2024

End of term:            Friday 27th September 2024

Term 4

Number of weeks   9

Start date                Monday 14 October 2024

Labour Day             Monday 28th October 2024

Teacher Only Day 8th November –                      (MPS hosting National Te Arawhakamana conference)

End of term:           Friday 13th December 2024

Please keep up to date with newsletters throughout the year for any Term/Date changes.