Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Children and Visitors, welcome to Puketaha School’s website.

Our rural context allows us to provide rich, rigorous and real personalised learning experiences where our children are central to all we do.

Building student’s learning capacity through developing and nurturing their unique gifts and talents is the core element to our school vision. This vision drives us all in the responsibility we collectively share as educators, parents, extended family and wider community with preparing our children for their future.

At Puketaha we aim to motivate and activate the minds of our students through making a clear connection between having fun and learning. This, together with our vision is achieved through our absolute commitment in developing the Puketaha Learner which is defined by our 6 C’s.


  • Confident Communicator
  • Courageous
  • Creative, Critical, Caring Thinkers
  • Contributors
  • Curious
  • Collaborative

Here at Puketaha we are fortunate to be very well resourced. I am proud to say that our best resource is our staff. All of our staff are caring, committed professionals who frequently go beyond the expectation to ensure our children are successfully developing their potential through the 6C’s.

Being approachable is something we pride ourselves on and our parents and extended family are always welcome to come and share in the learning of the children. The learning partnerships between home and school are paramount to the children’s success.

Puketaha School is governed by an exceptional Board of Trustees who are both committed and future focused. Together we continuously strive for the best and ensure we lead Puketaha School from strength to strength.

Visitors are always welcome at Puketaha School. I encourage you to contact me if you have any queries. Alternatively feel free to call in and I would be delighted to show you around and showcase what makes Puketaha such a fun, happy place; full of learning.

Warm Regards

Nyree Olliver