Kia ora and welcome to the website of the Mahurangi Montessori Primary Trust. 

We are a dedicated group of parents supporting an independent Montessori unit based at Matakana Primary School, north of Auckland.

The unit is fully integrated into the mainstream primary school. This ensures our children not only receive quality Montessori education, but also have access to wider cultural, sporting and social opportunities.


The unit opened in February 2009. Jane Watson was our founding teacher and she stayed with us until 2016. The unit has grown and we currently have a junior classroom and a senior classroom.


Our teachers are Kelly Norton and Shannon Sweetman.


Please look around our site to find out more about Montessori education, the background to our Trust and our children's learning journey.