Pongaroa is where we live and Pongaroa School is where we learn - a great community with a great school!
9 Makomako Street Pongaroa
Phillipa Ellis, Principal
06 376 2703
A very warm welcome to Pongaroa School where the best in rural based education is offered. The activities are both traditional and modern as the community has retained such experiences as pets day, school houses and an annual prize giving. Our student council gives all children an opportunity to voice their ideas.
The teachers are vibrant and enthusiastic and strive to offer the absolute best in terms of modern teaching and learning methods aimed at meeting every individual student's needs. The community is very supportive with an enthusiastic Home and School Association raising funds to benefit the children as well as a very well run Board Of Trustees who value quality education for their families.
Pongaroa School is particularly well resourced with lots of teaching materials available to staff members as well as computers in every classroom. ICT is integrated across the curriculum in all classrooms.
There is a strong belief at Pongaroa School that all students have the right to learn in a caring, happy and safe environment. Children are given every opportunity to meet their full individual potential.We teach the Values Education programme in every classroom and incorporate this into our reward system and our weekly assemblies.
There is a very strong focus on professional development at Pongaroa School to ensure quality teaching.