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Pukehou School Vision
"Confident learners who accept social responsibility and live sustainably."

AJ Eaglestone

Recent announcements

  • Young Leader Award Congratulations to Hannah Rawnsley who has been awarded the Sir Peter Blake Young Leaders Award for 2013. She is the only recipient in Central Hawke's Bay and one of ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2013, 19:11 by Jenny Prebble
  • Congratulations Well done to Imke , one of our wonderful Year 8 girls, who has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship for Havelock North High School for 2014.  Yet another successful Pukehou student
    Posted 8 Jun 2013, 23:20 by Jenny Prebble
  • More Year 8 leavers news Added to James's success, Sydnee Porter and Rebecca Dawson at Hastings Girls High School have been offered positions in the accelerate Year 9 class. Fantastic news!
    Posted 19 May 2013, 21:08 by Jenny Prebble
  • Our Year 8 leavers from 2012 are excelling! Wow!!! Congratulations to James Mikkelson who has been awarded one of three boarding scholarships from Napier Boys High School. Well done James. 
    Posted 19 May 2013, 21:06 by Jenny Prebble
  • Congratulations Congratulations to  Samuel who swam at the New Zealand Junior Swimming  Nationals and is now 17th in NZ for 200m backstroke for ten year olds and achieved 5 personal bests ...
    Posted 24 Feb 2013, 19:39 by Jenny Prebble
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Pukehou School is a small rural school with approximately 98 pupils ranging in age from 5 through to 13 years.
The children are very polite, reliable, confident and hard working. Everyone who visits our school or meets our students out in the wider community always comment on how wonderful they are!

We are proud of all our achievements, particularly in Education for Sustainability (Environmental Education). In 2003, through student leadership, Pukehou School won the Hawke's Bay Environment Award. We have gone from strength to strength ever since.

Pukehou School is a Green/Gold Enviroschool, one of only five schools in New Zealand to achieve this honour. This status was reaffirmed in November 2009.

We also have a strong focus on the Arts and Sport and we do a whole school production every year. We also take every sporting opportunity that comes our way.

Our students enjoy a wide range of academic, cultural, social and sporting opportunities and successes. Everyone is encouraged to have a go.

Our intermediate age children are given many opportunities to experience leadership roles and responsibilities that help prepare them for the future as socially responsible contributors to the world that they live in.

Pukehou School has a strong curriculum supported by Habits of Mind, thinking tools and inquiry learning. Through these supporting skills we aim to instil a love of learning in all our children that will set them on a path to become lifelong learners and successful in whatever path they choose. Our learning programmes promote high student engagement and involvement. We have a dedicated, highly qualified and enthusiastic team of teachers and support persons who genuinely care for the children and work very hard to  maximise the opportunities available to ensure our children succeed in their learning.

Pukehou School has an exciting learning environment with up to date resources and technologies set in spacious, well maintained grounds.

Pukehou School is proud of its zero tolerance of bullying. Children are encouraged to find their own solutions to problems and to respect and look out for their peers.At Pukehou School the children themselves do not tolerate bullying and any rogue elements are quickly taught the culture of the school before adult intervention is needed.

The strong family feeling is maintained by the excellent support that the school has from the community. Fund raising events, supporting school camps, being involved in the school productions or supporting sports teams and events, our parents are always there and help support this family atmosphere and help foster the security that goes with this.

Because of the school's popularity we have been zoned. Please see this site for the Home Zone or call/email the office for an out of zone enrolment form. It is always worth inquiring.

Pukehou School is situated on State Highway 2, south of Hastings. And about 6km from Waipawa and 1km from Te Aute College.

Feel free to call in and see us in action. You'll be amazed!

Out of Zone Applications

In accordance with Section 11 of the Education Act 1989, Pukehou School Board of Trustees has an enrolment scheme in order to avoid overcrowding.

The Board has determined that approximately 5 places are likely to be available to out of zone students for immediate enrolment and into 2014.

Please contact the School office on 06 856 8169 between 8am – 4pm to arrange an interview with the Principal.