Who We Are

Pukekawa School has seven teaching staff in a school of approximately 117 pupils. We are located on Highway 22 in Pukekawa. 

We are well-resourced, with five classrooms, two of those are a MLE (Modern Learning Environment), a library, an administration building, two resource rooms, a swimming pool, a hall, a large playground and a large field with extensive garden areas for children to play in. In addition, an ‘After School Care’ service is run in a spare classroom. 

The majority of our children live within the greater Pukekawa area, with a few children coming from nearby Tuakau, Onewhero and Glen Murray. The Pukekawa school roll has remained steady over the past four years and has the potential for further growth through the southward growth of Auckland and our increasingly positive reputation within the area. 

Pukekawa School has an enthusiastic and supportive Board of Trustees, a hardworking PTA and Calf Club Committee. The high-quality staff are committed to ensuring that the needs of the children are paramount in everything we do. The community is extremely supportive and fully involved in the schools’ activities.  

The children of Pukekawa School take part in a wide range of annual events. The senior children compete in a number of events through the River Group Schools sports group. This includes swimming, athletics, cross country. The annual Calf Day is held in Term 4 every year and is the major fundraiser for the year and is a great community event. 

About Us

The majority of our children live within the greater Pukekawa area, with a few children coming from nearby Tuakau, Onewhero and Glen Murray. The Pukekawa school roll has remained steady over the past four years.

Team

PUKEKAWA SCHOOL Staff

Our classes

We currently have five classes at Pukekawa School, three single cell classes in the Junior School and a modern learning environment in the Senior School which are all named after New Zealand native birds.

KIWI

Mrs. Virginia Craig. 

(New Entrants)

(Year 1)

Pukeko

Ms. Karen Tait. 

(Year 2-3)

TUI

Mrs. Lisa Swift. 

(Year 2 and 3)

PIWAKAWAKA

Mrs. Jess Lorimer 

(Years 4-6)

KERERU

Mrs. Ashley Pillow.

(Years 4-6)

Board of trustees

Our Board of Trustees are proud to work in the best interests of all the children at our school. Elections are held every three years, with the next in 2025. If you are interested in joining the Board please talk to one the Board members or the Principal, Josie Redmond. If you wish to contact the board please do so via the office email, office@pukekawa.school.nz, subject ATTN: BOT, or via letter delivered to the school. 

Presiding Member:

Cojana Spear

SECRETARY :

Brittney Ross

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE :

Virginia Craig

PRINCIPAL :

Josie Redmond

Presiding Member:

COJANA SPEAR

SECRETARY :

BRITTNEY ROSS

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE :

VIRGINIA CRAIG

PRINCIPAL :

JOSIE REDMOND

Board Members :

Gunnar Bromm

Melissa Marriner

Kate Verrall

Board meetings are open the public. Check the calendar to see when the next Board meeting is scheduled.

2022 Student Leaders:

Kastanja Komiti

Aiyana Dean

Support Staff:

SENIOR SCHOOL TEACHER AIDE:

JUNIOR SCHOOL TEACHER AIDE:

TEACHER AIDE:

Office Administrator:

CARETAKER:

Cleaner:

BRONWYN ROGERS-THORNE

PATRICIA LEGG

VICKI KEMP

VIVIEN ANDERSON

RAYMIN TURNER

ALLICE QU

SENIOR SCHOOL TEACHER AIDE:

BRONWYN ROGERS-THORNE

JUNIOR SCHOOL TEACHER AIDE:

PATRICIA LEGG

TEACHER AIDE:

VICKI KEMP

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR:

VIVIEN ANDERSON

CARETAKER:

RAYMIN TURNER

CLEANER:

ALLICE QU

PTA (Parent Teachers Association)

The Pukekawa Parent Teacher Association runs fundraising throughout the year, to support our children to have experiences that they may not otherwise, or would cost families directly. The PTA also help out at school events throughout the year.

The PTA aims to be a social hub for the school community where new families can get to know other parents and caregivers.

Any parent, teacher, caregiver or whanau member can come along to a PTA meeting, and attending a meeting does not mean you have to join the PTA. We encourage anyone who is interested to attend our meetings, without obligation.

PTA :

CHAIRPERSON:

ELYSE PRICE

SECRETARY :

BRITTNEY ROSS

TREASURER :

KATIE DRIVER

PTA :

chairperson:

Secretary :

TreasureR :

Elyse Price

Brittney Ross

Katie Driver

Calf Club Committee :

PRESIDENT :

MELANIE DUDDING

SECRETARY :

MIRANDA KINGHORN

TREASURER :

RAYMIN TURNER

Calf Club Committee :

President :

Secretary :

TreasureR :

Melanie Dudding

Miranda Kinghorn

Raymin Turner

Friends of the PTA -

We realise that many parents are time-poor and can only help on an ad-hoc basis. We welcome any offers of assistance and invite you to become a Friend of the PTA. We will keep you up-to-date with Pukekawa School fundraising activities via email, no strings attached. Just send us your details using the form below (privacy assured) and we’ll be in touch soon.

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