Putaruru Primary was established in 2004 with the merger of 3 town and 1
We are located in the small rural town of Putaruru in the South Waikato
District. We have a good relationship with our community and are well supported by local businesses.
We are a state contributing school catering for students in Y0 – Y6. Our roll numbers range between 170 and 210. Most of our Year 6 students leave to attend
We provide a weekly transition to school programme called Jump Start and
a partnership programme in the first 3 years called Mutukaroa.
The Putaruru Primary School population is made up of 61% Maori, 35%
European, 2% Pacific Islander and 2% other.
Putaruru Primary School has 10 permanent classrooms, a hall, library,
computer suite and a kitchen. The school
is set in large park like grounds. There
are three adventure playgrounds, a 25 m swimming pool, a permanent Ki-o-Rahi
field and a 1 kilometre bike track. We
have recently planted a native bush area and an orchard. The community is encouraged to use the
grounds outside school hours