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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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“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

Past Events

Latest Newsletter

Week 8 Term 4

Greetings everyone to our last newsletter for the year, and what a year it has been for everyone associated with school.

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