Education in Paerata Rise

BestStart Paerata Rise is a brand new early learning centre, at Paerata Rise. The centre provides quality education and care for children aged between 3 months to 5 years old. 

Our indoor environments are built purposely to support the learning and development of different age groups – Infants, Toddlers and Preschool. Each room will be equipped with high quality, focused resources designed to spark curious minds. 

Our internal environment is connected to a challenging outdoor area, to encourage physical outdoor learning for your child. Children can challenge themselves on the playground equipment while building their independence and self-confidence. 

Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks are provided throughout the day. 

We offer BestStart’s Be School Ready initiative for our preschool children, which will be incorporated into everyday practice, assisting with the next step in their learning journey. The initiative encourages children to use their developing self-help skills and provides a range of opportunities to extend their independence. 

Your child’s learning journey and milestones will be captured and shared through one-on-one communication and our online learning portfolios on Storypark. This is a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. 

We are a small, semi-rural full primary school just out of Pukekohe. We provide a platform for quality education, which creates pathways to success for our students with active whanau and community support. 

Our vision is to actively prepare each child to be confident, lifelong learners achieving their full potential. 

At Paerata School we participate in a range of learning programes. We are a Health Promoting School and a Travelwise School. We are able to offer the Reading Recovery program and we have a Mathematics Support Teacher. 

Karaka School caters for children from Years 1 to 8 and has a proud history of over 100 years in the community. Rural learning opportunities and intergenerational family associations are features of the school. Since ERO’s 2016 review, the number of students who identify as Māori or Pacific has increased. 

The vision and valued outcomes are foundations for successful learning. The school’s whakatauki, “Ka whangaia ka tupu, ka puawai” (that which is nurtured, blossoms and grows), promotes a focus on excellence and equity. The LEARN school values are learning (akoranga), excellence (hiranga), adaptability (urutau), respect (whakaute) and nurture (poipoi). The school’s strategic goals focus on engagement and achievement, community hauora, and teaching and learning in innovative learning environments. 

Karaka School has a history of positive ERO evaluations. The 2016 ERO report highlighted strengths in leadership, professional learning community and internal evaluation. These strengths have been sustained and the identified areas for development have been addressed. 

Karaka School is a member of the Rosehill Community of Learning|Kāhui Ako. 

Pukekohe High serves the community of Pukekohe on the southern edges of Auckland. We are at an exciting stage in our one-hundred-year history, with an expanding student roll and improved facilities and opportunities for our students. 

We aim to provide a holistic education for our learners with a strong emphasis on academic qualifications, co-curricular experiences, student leadership and pastoral care. We have high expectations for our young people in terms of their effort, behaviour and attendance. Providing learning experiences that will enable all our students to develop the skills, attributes and qualifications that they will need in life beyond school, is at the heart of our work. We place an emphasis on choice throughout our curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body. 

Our Pukekohe High School Values of Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga, Puumautanga and Araahitanga are critical in preparing our students for life in 21st century New Zealand and the wider world. Our five Houses and horizontal form structure (Whaanau Roopuu) mean that our learners are known and cared for as individuals. The school’s team of Deans, Counsellors, Nurses and Careers staff work closely together to support all our young people. Encouraging resilience and wellbeing are vital. 

Involvement in sport, from Athletics to Waka Ama, is a strength of our school and is key to developing a sense of enjoyment as well as physical and mental wellbeing. A large number of our students successfully participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award. Music has long been a notable feature of our school and opportunities in Drama and in Dance are increasing. This is a taste of the many opportunities that our learners enjoy. 

We invite you to explore our website and official social media pages to learn more about our school. We are proud of what our school has to offer and look forward to welcoming you to Pukekohe High School. 

Wesley College is a Methodist College established in 1844. It is New Zealand’s oldest registered school. Wesley College was the first Private School to integrate in the State Education system under the terms of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975. The Integration Agreement was signed in 1976.Under the terms of the Agreement. 

Attendance at Chapel services and Religious Education [Life and Faith] classes are a condition of enrolment at the School and residence in the Hostel. 

The College provides education to male and female students from Year 9 to Year 13 [Form 3 to Form 7]. 

Enrolments are taken for both boarding and day students. 

St Ignatius of Lolola Catholic College is a Catholic education in the Ignatian tradition situated in Drury. 

The College will offer a broad curriculum and a comprehensive co-curricular programme that is built around the gifts, talents and passions of the student body. Our school motto is ‘Finding God in all things’. Through the pursuit of personal excellence, students will be enabled to explore their own talents and how they can be put to use in the world around them; finding God in themselves, in others and in our common home. 

ACG Strathallan provides a holistic education from Preschool to Year 13 that supports students to strive towards personal and academic success, in a nurturing and respectful environment.  ACG Strathallan is proud to recently be ranked South Auckland’s top academic school and have all of our students achieve 100% A Level pass rates in the recent Cambridge exams. But there is much more to us than just academics!