in the northern part of the Wainuiomata valley Pukeatua
School was formed in 2002 through a merger of Glendale
and Pencarrow Schools.
full primary school catering for 5 to 13 year olds (year
1 to year 8 students) Pukeatua offers both general classroom
programmes and a total immersion Maori learning option.
School delivers the New Zealand national curriculum
in a child centred, up to date way and works with families
and the wider community to provide children with the
learning skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for
matou tenei ko te kura o Pukeatua.
Ko matou nga rangatahi e.
Ka tu te wanawana.
Hei orangatanga mo te ao.
of Pukeatua School
Are the young generation.
We stand eager with anticipation
That we will come through with success.”
Significant enhancement of facilities
have taken place as a result of the creation of our
new school. These include: -
- Spacious grounds and play areas
- Adventure playgrounds
- Well-appointed classrooms
- Covered, heated swimming pool
- Well-utilised school hall
- Full computer network throughout the school
- A wonderful library/information centre
Programmes and Resources
School is committed to providing children with a broad
range of learning opportunities. We strive to provide
a safe, caring learning environment, which enables children
and programmes include: -
A committed and hard working board of trustees
A well-qualified, talented and enthusiastic staff
Classroom programmes which focus on individual needs
Regular monitoring and assessment of learners’
Remedial and enrichment programmes to help meet special
needs and abilities
Support staff /kaiarahi i te reo assistance within classroom
Small group tuition for children who need it
The use of outside agency support as required
Specialist technology programme for intermediate students
Liaison with early childhood centres to promote for
successful transition / induction of 5 year olds into
A range of sporting, cultural and Arts activities
A school wide approach to behaviour management with
expectations that are understood by students, staff
Education outside the classroom with camps, visits/trips
away from school and visiting experts at school
Student leadership and responsibility programme through
Encouraging parental involvement through ongoing liaison
Regular review and development of school programmes,
policies and procedures