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Pukehou School 2020-03-26T03:19:01+00:00

Our Mission

Pukehou School believes learning should be fun and interactive. Pukehou students are encouraged to be curious, imaginative and creative. 

To help students reach their full potential, Pukehou School will:

  • Provide an excellent education in a happy and stimulating learning environment.
  • Encourage kindness, integrity and respect of individual and community values.
  • Develop active, healthy children and give them freedom to explore.
  • Care for the environment in all we do.

Who We Are

Pukehou School is a tranquil rural school situated on State Highway 2, fifteen minutes south of Hastings and fifteen minutes north of Waipukurau. With approximately 95 pupils ranging in age from 5 to 13 years and with such good accessible routes, it makes Pukehou an attractive place for your child’s education in Central Hawke’ Bay.

Pukehou School is proud to be an Enviroschool.

The school is headed up by School Principal Chris Birch with Deputy Principal Rachael Strong, accompanied by three other full time teachers, a Reading Recovery Teacher and one full time office administrator along with two teacher aides.

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7 hours ago

Pukehou School

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Loving Literacy at Pukehou

Our staff were busy planning a literacy evening here at school before lockdown, however, we learnt a lot during this time and thought it may be easier on you, our community if you can easily access all the information you need from home.

Hence, we introduce to you our Loving Literacy at Pukehou slideshow that can be found on our Curriculum page on the school website:

www.pukehou.school.nz

Here you will find lots of useful links to assist you with teaching and learning alongside your child/ren at home. These pages are designed to assist you with lots of interactive links that will take you to useful sites, activities that you can do with your child.

So, grab a coffee, sit back and explore in the comfort of your home.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact any of our team!

Nga mihi

The Pukehou teaching team
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Loving Literacy at Pukehou

Our staff were busy planning a literacy evening here at school before lockdown, however, we learnt a lot during this time and thought it may be easier on you, our community if you can easily access all the information you need from home. 

Hence, we introduce to you our Loving Literacy at Pukehou slideshow that can be found on our Curriculum page on the school website:

                           www.pukehou.school.nz 

Here you will find lots of useful links to assist you with teaching and learning alongside your child/ren at home. These pages are designed to assist you with lots of interactive links that will take you to useful sites, activities that you can do with your child. 

So, grab a coffee, sit back and explore in the comfort of your home. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact any of our team! 

Nga mihi 

The Pukehou teaching team

“Nau mai Haere Mai, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.

Pukehou School is a wonderful rural school with beautiful grounds, happy children and dedicated, hardworking, caring teachers and staff. Our vision is to produce confident, inquisitive children who demonstrate the development of a range of Habits of the Mind which will enable them to be resourceful, socially responsible citizens.

Please come and visit us at Pukehou School anytime, all are welcome.”

Principal: Chris Birch

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Week 3 Term 3

Spring daffodils, blossoms and lambs have begun gracing our landscape and it is wonderful to feel the temperature slowly warming.

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