We are a contributing primary school catering for Years 1 - 6, situated 5km to the west of Pukekohe.
Our pupils generally hail from the Puni, Hill and Pukekohe township areas, creating a school community of rural and urban families.  Country Day and Cultural Festival feature as two of Puni School's annual highlights.

A bus service operates from Pukekohe bringing pupils to school for our 8.30am start before transporting Intermediate and High School children back to the township.  In the afternoon the buses return at 2.30pm to take pupils back home again.

Puni School has a stable roll of approximately 200 pupils and 10 teachers.  Our class sizes are kept small to maximize children's learning. 

We have a reputation of having well-mannered and behaved pupils taught within a harmonious and accepting school culture.
We have a zero tolerance policy towards bullying and unacceptable behaviour.

We pride ourselves on our wonderful mix of European, Maori, Indian, Chinese, Western Samoan and Tongan cultures to be found at Puni School.

Pupils are encouraged to develop leadership skills and take responsibility for their own learning whilst being monitored and supported by an able and talented staff.

We welcome your interest in our school and are happy to answer any queries about enrolling your child at Puni School.

Please take time to review our strategic plan and the vivid description the Puni School Board of Trustees has for our school.

We strive to make our school motto a part of our daily lives "Effort Brings Reward".

Puni School is a Health Promoting School - Kauri level.



Notice regarding Coronavirus

24 March 2020

Kia ora whanau

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time. 

We appreciate that you will be focusing on the health of yourself, your own children and whanau.

As you know school is now closed for the next 4 weeks and is only open today for students whose parents are both employed in an essential service role.

This email and information is to clarify as much as we can.

Students work

Each syndicate will be contacting you this afternoon for work for the rest of the week. This will also include some other ideas to support learning from home. More information will come out closer to the official start of term 2 which is Wednesday 15th April

School holidays brought forward

School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).

At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools.  

Please note the instruction to stay home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period (15 April)  but schools will be technically open for distance instruction. Teachers will be working offsite.

Online support

Thank you for responding to the text about whether you have access to the internet and a device. Unfortunately we can not send the SCHOOL chrome books or ipads home as outside of the school network, they are not as effective. We will work on this if there is an ongoing extension of the  4 weeks.

In the mean time for the few whanau that do not have any access to a device, please feel free to come to school between 8 and 10:30 tomorrow morning (Wednesday 25 March) to collect paper copies of the online tasks. This is only for the students who can not be supported via an online forum. To help with this please contact the school so we can print this off. Please do not ask for it if you have a device at home and access to the internet.

A reminder that it does not need to be a 1 to 1 device situation at your home.

 If you need some blank books to work in, we have a limited supply at school. These can also be handed out from 8:00 to 10:30am tomorrow.

These can be collected from the school office.

Students personal items

Students may want to collect their own personal items from the school. This will need to be done between 8:00 and 10:30 am Wednesday.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this time may create, but we also need to manage and record who is on site.

Teachers availability

 All syndicates will be in touch this afternoon.

Staff can be contactable via email, Seesaw etc during the normal school term time and between the hours of 8:30 to 2:30.

 Haydon Brill