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Putāruru Primary School

A Journey of Learning

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We provide a positive environment where each child is empowered to learn


The following Ngā Uara (values) will be promoted and modelled at Putāruru Primary School.

Like the analogy used by Moana Jackson - Just as visitors are expected to observe the kawa (protocol) or rules of a marae when they arrive as manuhiri (guests), individuals stepping through the gates of Putāruru Primary School are entering our marae (school) and are likewise expected to adhere to our Ngā Uara (values).

These values serve as the cornerstone of the atmosphere and interactions within our school. They encompass kindness, honesty, respect, and resilience in all aspects of our endeavours, whether it be in our interactions with others, our approach to learning, or our response to challenges.

These values not only define who we are as individuals but also collectively as a school community, guiding us in our daily actions 

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Principal's Welcome

Ngā mihi mahana ki a tātou katoa

Ko Mataatua me Tainui ngā waka

Ko Mauao me Pirongia ngā maunga

Ko Tauranga te moana

Ko Mangatea te awa

Ko Ngai-te-rangi , Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Hamoa ngā iwi

Ko Ngāti Tapu, Ngati Kinohaku, Ngati Savaii ngā hapu

Ko Waikari me Motiti ngā marae

Ko Raleigh Morrison tōku tane 

Ko Te Arawa tōna iwi

Ko Manaia toku tamāhine

Ko Tania Morrison tōku ingoa

Kia ora and welcome to Putåruru Primary School!

Why Putaruru Primary School?

Embark on an educational adventure like no other at Putāruru Primary School! Under the watchful guidance of the esteemed Raukawa iwi, our school is more than just a place of learning—it's a cultural hub where traditions come alive and history intertwines with every lesson.

At Putāruru Primary, we're not just educators; we embrace and eagerly learn about the unique cultural identities of all individuals who walk through our school gates. Whether your child comes from near or far, they'll find a warm welcome and a supportive environment that encourages them to share their heritage and learn from others.

While we celebrate cultural diversity, we also recognise the importance of foundational skills in literacy and mathematics. Ensuring a robust curriculum in these areas is paramount to your child's educational journey. Our dedicated teachers provide personalised support to ensure smooth transitions through the year levels and onto the local college and beyond.

Imagine your child exploring the lush surroundings of Putāruru, delving into the rich stories and traditions of the Raukawa people, and forging deep connections to the land they call home. Our commitment to honouring Raukawa wisdom infuses every aspect of our curriculum, ensuring that cultural diversity is not just embraced but celebrated.

Ngā mihi

Tania Morrison


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Latest Notices

Vision and Hearing Checks
22 Jul 2024

Vision and hearing check will be here at Putaruru Primary 

Date: Monday 5th August

Time: 10:00am Approx 

Vision Hearing Technicians from Community and Southern Rural Health will be
visiting our school. The objective of the test is to identify previously undetected
vision and hearing problems.
Which children are routinely checked?
- Children who have not completed vision and hearing checks as part of their B4
School Check
- Children absent from previous visit, require rescreens or follow up
- New Immigrants
- Year 7 student’s vision only
If there is a genuine hearing concern, parents/caregivers or teachers may
request a hearing check - NB parents must consent to this. The Vision
Hearing Technician will only be able to undertake a maximum of 5 screens on
any visit. If there is a concern regarding vision, parents/caregivers are
encouraged to seek advice from an optometrist. A subsidy is available for
families/whanau that have a Community Services card or High Use Health
What tests are carried out?
- Audiometry (hearing test)
- Tympanometry – middle ear function test (only carried out when hearing test is not
within a normal range)
Long distance vision tests – not a complete visual examination, but a simple
screening test
NB All of these checks are non-invasive, safe and should cause no discomfort.
The Vision Hearing Technician will:
- Notify parents/caregivers of all test results
- Enter results on Ministry of Education database (Enrol)
The Vision Hearing Technician will obtain personal details from the school ie; names,
date of birth.
If the technician needs to contact parents/caregivers following the visit, addresses
and phone numbers will also be required.
Our Service may share this information with other health professionals involved in
the children’s care.
If any parents/caregivers do not want their child to be checked, or their child is
currently under specialist care for their vision or hearing, they should let the school

21 Jul 2024

19 Jul 2024

Friday 19 July, 2024

Kia ora Parents/Whānau!  

We hope you all had an amazing break and are just as excited as we are to welcome our tamariki back to school on Monday, 22 July!   We can't wait to hear all about their adventures and fun times over the holidays.

Only 3 more sleeps to go until school is open and ready to start! 

Attached is our Pānui Kura, giving you an overview of the exciting term ahead. This will be sent out every three weeks to keep you in the loop.

Stay connected with us through multiple channels:
- Community Calendar  
- SkoolLoop App  
- Hero App  
- Facebook  
- School Website  

Of course, you can always give us a call if you need anything.  
Let's make this term an amazing one by working together for the success and happiness of our tamariki.  

Remember, we may not always get everything right, but we're committed to partnering with you to make our kura a fantastic place for everyone.
Looking forward to a fantastic term ahead!  

Ngā mihi nui,
Putaruru Primary School Kaiako

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