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Pukehina School is a small rural school catering for children through Years 1-8.  Buses transport the school population from up to 15 kilometres away.  At present the roll number provides for a two teacher school (2.34 staffing). We have started the 2015 school year with 16 students.

The school was opened in 1914 on land originally belonging to the Whakahemo tribe to “whaia te matauranga”.  Te Rangituakoha Takuira Mita was the chief.  His descendants still attend the school and live in the community. A flagpole carved by Kaka Niao in 1946 was restored in 1996 and stands in the school grounds in memory of the local soldiers who died in World War 2.

Pukehina Flagpole

There are three classrooms, a library, modern administration block, journal room, (used as Omaio) swimming pool, netball/tennis court, cricket pitch, football field and 2 children’s playgrounds. The original school building is community owned and houses a pre-school, a storage shed and a shed on skids which is used as a playroom for EduCare.  Pukehina EduCare has 24 children aged 3- 5 enrolled.  Pukehina School is well resourced.  All students have a school supplied laptop for use. The school continues to be supported by the wider community and the local iwi. The fully developed attractive grounds are surrounded by mature trees and a small area of native bush. The school continues to have strong community affiliations with most student coming from Pukehina Parade. Programmes and support systems are in place to help new students and their families into the school.

Our policy at Pukehina School is we are here for our children and here for each other.

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Opinion: Paula Wine – Non-teachers: here's the 'why' | Education Central

Please take the time to read this article. It gives an insight into school life - hence the strike action.

Paula Wine wants non-teachers to have a better understanding of why primary teachers are planning to strike next week.

10 months ago

REMINDER: Principal/Teacher strike is on this Wednesday 15 August. School will be closed for the day.

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The sun is shining and the Tuis are singing and playing in their favourite tree.

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Mon 6 Aug - School photos
Tues 7 Aug - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wed 8 Aug - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wed 15 Aug - Principal/Teacher Strike
Wed 22 Aug - Yr8 interviews with ... See more

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1762 Old Coach Road
RD6, TE PUKE 3186

Phone: 07 533 3869

Fax: 07 533 3869