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Our Mission

Pukehou School aims to provide an environment that inspires curiosity, creativity, and wonder in our lifelong learners.  

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 our environment.

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 90 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’s Bay.

Pukehou School is proud to be an Enviroschool.

The school is headed up by School Principal Rob Pratt with Deputy Principal Rachael Strong, accompanied by three other full time teachers, one full time office administrator along with one almost full time teacher aide.


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Pukehou School

Updated Monday, 20 May at 8:45pm

🟠⚠️🌧Orange Heavy Rain Warning - Hawke's Bay 🌧⚠️🟠

MetService has issued an Orange Heavy Rain Warning for Hawke's Bay for 36 hours, from 6am Tuesday, 21st May - 6pm Wednesday, 22nd.

150mm - 200mm of rain is expected to accumulate with peak rates of 25 to 30mm/h. The biggest accumulation likely will be south of SH5. Peak rates expected Tuesday morning and afternoon. Note, further rain is expected through Thursday and Friday, and this warning may be extended.

➡Heavy rain can cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly, surface flooding and slips are possible.

➡If you are concerned about any surface ponding in your area, please contact your local council.

🚗Please drive to the conditions.

➡Keep up to date with the forecast and conditions at: www.metservice.com/national

➡You can check out tips to prepare for severe weather at: getready.govt.nz/en/emergency/storms/

🚘If you have to travel, check road conditions first with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency - Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne at: www.nzta.govt.nz/

🏥If you feel you, your family and/or your property are at risk, immediately contact emergency services on 111.

👀The latest updates on local road closures and impacts to local services will be available on your local Council websites. We are keeping a close watch on the situation and will update you as necessary.
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