Puketapu School - Respect Unity Responsibility Commitment Thinkers - Tahi Tamariki

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The teachers and staff of Puketapu School are a very skilled and dedicated team, who make a real difference to the learning of our students.  Our students experience success in so many areas, academically, culturally, and through sporting and individual growth, which all contribute to making their time at Puketapu School so valuable and special.  The input of the teachers and our community members helps create this rich learning environment.

We believe that children learn best when they are happy, fully engaged and involved in practical tasks as much as possible.

The physical environment of the school is a credit to those who have planned with care over the years, and the appearance of the school makes an immediate impact on visitors.   Over recent years we have continued to improve our facilitates to create a space that supports a good learning atmosphere for the students. We have a wonderful hall and ICT suite, which were completed in 2000. The library opened in March 2010 and is certainly a great space for learning and relaxing with a good book. The extension of our outside learning space for Rooms 2, 3 and 4 acts as an extension to the junior classrooms.  This extends the learning space for these rooms, provides a safe area for play and provides shelter for nearly the whole school at lunchtime. 

Puketapu School is highly regarded by our community and it has a reputation that we are all very proud of. 


Please keep checking our website site as we continue to update and inform you about achievements and success at our great school.

 Chris Fox