Welcome to
James Cook School

Building an interdependent community of engaged learners who go forth to influence the world around them.


Torona kei waho, tītaha, tītaha 
Uia mai koia whakahuatia ake ko wai te Kura nei e?
Ko Rangitīkei, ko Rangitīkei
Ko wai te tangata kei runga?
Ko Apahapai, ko Apahapai
Whakakau Rangitīkei, whakakau Rangitīkei

Whakakau he taniwha Tutaeporoporo no Rangitīkei.  Hi!

Ask and you will be told!  Who is the school?
It is Rangitīkei.  It is Rangitīkei.
Who is the ancestor?  It is Apahapai, it is Apahapai.
Rangitīkei emerges!  Rangitikei emerges.
A deep water serpent is wading ashore.  Hey!  Tutaeporoporo lands at Rangitīkei. Hey!

Nau mai haere mai! Welcome to James Cook School, proudly situated in the Rangitīkei, ko Ngāti Apa te iwi.

Building an interdependent community of engaged learners who go
forth to influence the world around them

Achieving excellence through aroha, endeavour and resolution.

Respect – Inclusion – Cooperation – Honesty – Endeavour – Resolution


Marton Swim Centre Notice

Wed Apr 10 03:23pm

Hi everyone,
 We have a FREE Flippaball session on Thursday 11th April from 4pm to 6pm. Flippaball is a fun game where kids score goals while moving in the water.

We are thinking of having a Flippaball competition for school age kids in Term 4 so just gauging interest.

We are also having a End of Season Pool Party on Saturday 13th April, Free entry, from 1pm to 3pm.

Kind regards
Marton Swim Centre

Reminder – School performance day at the Lutheran Church – 94 Pukepapa Rd (end of Mill Street) – starting at 11am

Wed Apr 10 10:48am

All students in the JCS Kwik Sticks 1 and 2 teams (yr 6-8) meeting in the school hall this Wednesday 10th April at 3pm.

Tue Apr 09 09:47am

Sorry – hockey registration letter attached.

Mon Apr 08 03:43pm


Hockey Registrations


Mon Apr 08 03:22pm

All Hockey players, coaches and managers for the 2024 season must be registered by this Friday. The letter attached gives you step by step instructions on how to register as it has changed.

The below list has the teams, coaches and managers.

Thanks everyone.

Coaches for JCS Fun Sticks  (Yrs 1 / 2) – Nicole and Nova
Coaches for JCS Mini Sticks (Yrs 3 / 4) – Stephanie and Jacob
Coaches for JCS Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5 / 6 ) – Emily and Brian Baille 
Coaches for JCS Kwik Sticks 1 and 2 (Yrs 6 / 7 and 8) – Jen Sommerville, Tracy Z and Sue Caltaux


Hockey Information

Mon Apr 08 02:50pm

Rangitikei hockey association is hosting a meeting for all coaches and managers of teams playing in the Rangitikei hockey season for 2024. This is for new coaches, old coaches, those who have been there done that, and those who hockey is brand new for you.  There are some new things to share regarding hockey this year, and it will be a chance to give out all the info at once to ensure everyone is on the same page. 
We will look forward to seeing you there. Tuesday 9th April 630-730pm Marton school staffroom.


Wed Mar 27 10:03am

James Cook School Wood Raffle – Please have all raffle books – sold or unsold with the money to the office by the end of Monday 25th March

Mon Mar 25 10:26am

Hunterville Interschool Athletics – Thursday 28th March

Mon Mar 25 09:50am

Hunterville Interschool Athletics – Thursday 28th March
The event is being held at Hunterville Domain Paraekaretu Street

We will leave school at 9am and aim to be back at school by 4pm.
Children will need to bring:
Drink bottle
Lunch & Snacks
Warm clothing – Jacket

Any medication held at school will be taken and administered by Mrs Thornbury.
Your child will be provided with a school sports uniform on the day.
Could they please come to school in school uniform and they will change at school.
We will be travelling in the school van and cars with the help of Nick Fellingham and Annie McDowell.
Any questions regarding the day, please contact myself or the school office.
Ngā mihi,
Ros Thornbury

Firewood Raffle Reminder

Fri Mar 22 09:46am

We have 4 unsold books at the office for anyone who would like  to sell these.
Books and money must be in on Monday 25th March. The raffle will be drawn on Thursday 28th March

Thank you to everyone who has brought in their raffle books and money. 

James Cook School Hockey Notice

Thu Mar 21 01:12pm

Attention Parents
We are desperately looking for hockey coaches for the upcoming school hockey season.
The season starts about the second week of Term 2 and finishes later in Term 3.
A coach will need the time to have a team practice and game once a week. Depending on the grade depends on the day that you play.
Seniors usually play on a Friday night in Feilding. Years 5 and 6 play on either a Thursday or Friday night and the Juniors play locally on a Saturday morning.
Please contact either Sue or Tracy, via the school office if you can help us.
Many thanks

Crocs found in the school hall

Fri Mar 15 02:29pm

If these belong to your child, please come collect them from the office


Netball Training Notice

Wed Mar 13 01:16pm

There will be Netball training starting next week on our front court, with  Whaea Delanie. The training is offered to any students that are interested in playing for a school team.

Year 3 and 4 students – Tuesday 19th March between 3-3:45 pm.
Years 5 – 8 students – Thursday 21st March between 3 – 4:15 pm
Parents if you are interested in supporting the Year 1-2 netball team, please contact Sue Caltaux scaltaux@jamescook.school.nz

Our Hockey session is also coming up quickly and I am keen for parents to contact me if you are interested in coaching or managing a school hockey team.
I look forward to hearing from you. 

Ngā mihi

Sue Caltaux

Open Day – 22nd March – Nga Tawa & Feilding High School

Mon Mar 11 11:57am


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Notice From Board Of Trustees

Fri Mar 08 12:45pm


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Year 6 – 8 Students

Thu Feb 29 06:31pm

Tomorrow is the 2nd session of Oranga Tonutanga Akoranga Kori | Physical Activities.  

See you at 8am in your PE gear for some touch rugby skills and drills with Whaea Justine and Whaea Jo.

Multisports Rangitikei Notice

Tue Feb 27 01:23pm


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Year 6-8 Oranga Tonutanga 2024

Mon Feb 26 02:58pm

Kia ora Whānau, 

The Akoranga Kori | Physical Activity part of our Oranga Tonutanga | Lifelong Wellness programme for years 6-8 is beginning on Wednesday 28th February.  

All year 6-8 students from Rooms 1, 2 and 9 are invited to participate.  

Students will need to be in P.E gear.  We will start promptly at 8am.

James Cook School – Board of Trustees Notice

Wed Feb 21 10:21am

Due to a casual vacancy for a parent representative having occurred after the Board meeting on 20.2.24, the Board of Trustees has decided to fill this vacancy by selection

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Celebrate Children’s Day – Sunday 3rd March 2024

Mon Feb 19 02:32pm


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Stationery Reminder

Thu Feb 15 01:48pm

Good Afternoon parents, caregivers, whanau

Just a reminder regarding stationery cost of $10 per child.  This is payable at the office or pay into our account – details below:

James Cook School 03-0683-0116503-000

Reference with STATIONERY and your child’s first initial and surname.

Huakina Mai

Fri Feb 09 02:37pm

Kia ora whānau, 

We are currently experiencing difficulties with the booking system for Huakina Mai.  We are endeavouring to resolve this as soon possible and send a new booking link out.  Please note the times available will remain from 3-4pm, 4-5pm and 5-6pm.  

Sincere apologies for any confusion caused.

Huakina Mai

Fri Feb 09 01:47pm

Wednesday 21 February.

Welcome to the new school year!  Please come along on Wednesday 21st February to connect with your child/children’s 2024 teacher.  Times available are 3-4pm, 4-5pm and 5-6pm.

Bookings can be made online or through the school office.


Have a chat, have a sausage and have a swim!  See you there!

Stationery 2024

Wed Feb 07 10:13am

Good morning parents, caregivers, whanau

Stationery will be in classrooms ready for all students on day 1 (7th February 2024).

The cost to you is $10 per child.  This is payable at the office when school starts or pay into our account – details below:

James Cook School 03-0683-0116503-000

Reference with STATIONERY and your child’s first initial and surname.


April 2024

Wednesday April 24

All Day
Enrolment period for 'Out of Zone' closes

Monday April 29

All Day
Term 2 Begins

June 2024

Friday June 7

All Day
Inter-School Cross Country

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Thursday June 27

All Day
Kapa Haka/Cultural Festival - Bulls

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