About Us

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Pukehou School is a tranquil rural school

We are situated on State Highway 2, fifteen minutes south of Hastings and fifteen minutes north of Waipukurau. With approximately 108 pupils ranging in age from 5 to 13 years and with such good accessible routes, it makes Pukehou School one of the most preferred schools in Hawke’s Bay.

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. The school is headed up by School Principal AJ Eaglestone with Deputy Principal Rachel Strong, accompanied by four other full time teachers, two teacher relief personnel and one full time office administrator.

Our students enjoy a wide range of academic, cultural, social and sporting opportunities and successes. There are five classrooms, spacious grounds, grand hall, library, office block and swimming pool with ample parking. Ministry of Education bus routes are plentiful.

Our learning programmes promote high student engagement and involvement. We have a dedicated, highly qualified and enthusiastic team of teachers and support people who genuinely care for the children and work very hard to maximise the opportunities available to ensure our children succeed in their learning.

The strong family feeling is maintained by the excellent support that the school has from the community through the Pukehou Whanau & Friends group (PWF) and the School Board of Trustees.

Because of the school’s popularity it has been zoned. Please call/email the office for an out of zone enrolment form. It is always worth inquiring.

Pukehou School is situated on State Highway 2, beside Te Aute Boys College and across the road from the popluar Paper Mulberry Café.

Confident learners who accept social responsibility and live sustainably