Puketapu School


​​​​​​​Vision: We aim for  Puketapu Students to be;

Caring, Connected, Creative, Active Life- Long Learners

Explanation - We believe that it is important that our students develop skills of being life-long learners, so that they can learn, unlearn and relearn as they go through life. 

Our students:

  • Have skills for lifelong learning

  • Know how to look after their wellbeing

  • Know themselves and others

  • Care for and protect our land

  • Will be confident, participate and make a contribution to their community and beyond

Our Values

  • Manaakitanga - We care, show kindness and respect

  • Whanaungatanga - We learn together to ensure we can bring out the best in each and all of us

  • Auahatanga – Creative, questioning participants

  • Rangatiratanga - We are self-directed and confident learners.

Explanation - These values underpin how we act and what we believe is important. As teachers, we have responsibility to encourage, model and explore these values with our students.


Our students have skills for lifelong learning. 


  • Can read, write, speak and share their ideas and views creatively and effectively

  • Have mathematical problem solving skills 

  • Can think critically, ask good questions and follow a line of inquiry

  • Know how they best learn

Our students know how to look after their wellbeing. 


  • Understand the importance of being active, eating well and having sufficient rest

  • Are developing their resilience and risk taking

  • Are developing passions and interests

  • Can form positive relationships

  • Can make sensible choices 

  • Can look after themselves and their possessions

  • Can stay digitally safe

Our students know themselves and others. 


  • Have a strong sense of who they are and where they belong

  • Are culturally aware and value diversity

  • Can set goals and have aspirations

  • Understand and can manage their own emotions

  • Know how to collaborate with others  

  • Can work on tasks independently

Our students care for and protect our land. 


  • Understand environmental impact and sustainability

  • Know about New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna

  • Know the history and importance of our local environment

Our students will be confident and make an impact. 

They will:

  • Explore the many roles and opportunities of leadership across the school 

  • Develop a sense of community and citizenship

  • Be problem solvers and take action to make a difference

  • Learn to speak up and share their point of view

  • Participate in activities and try their best