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Interschool Athletics 11 April 2017-0013

Interschool Athletics 11 April 2017-0013

Term Dates 2021

Term One

Monday, February 1st - Friday, April 16th


Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday, February 8th

Teacher only day - Friday, March 12th

Good Friday - April 2nd

Easter Monday - April 5th

Easter Tuesday (school holiday) - April 6th

Term 1 Holidays – April 19th-30th


Term Two

Monday, May 3rd - Friday, July 9th


Queens Birthday – Monday, June 7th

Teacher only day - Friday, June 4th

Term 2 Holidays – July 12th-23rd


Term Three

Monday, July 26th - Friday, October 1st


Teacher only day - Monday, August 30th

Term 3 Holidays – October 4th-15th


Term Four

Monday, October 18th - Monday, December 13th


Labour Day - Monday, October 25th

Please see our Information & Housekeeping page for everything you need to know about how the school runs.

  • School office hours

  • Absences

  • Lost property

  • Lunch orders

  • School communication channels

Poroutawhao Support Group

Want to get involved with the school? Join the Poroutawhao Support Group (PSG)!

We’re here to support Poroutawhao, support our kid’s learning and experience, and bring together the broader community.  We organize social events, fundraise for our annual priorities, get together to help with the upkeep of the school and even offer to share our talents with others!

We all bring something different to the mix to make this happen.

Learn more here

Poroutawhao Strategic plan 2019-2021 - 2

Welcome to our school

Welcome to Poroutawhao School. We are a small country school (Years 1-8) with a lot of heart, strong community support, and a focus on modern learning.


When you arrive here at Poroutawhao, you will see a wide-open and green space for the children to play and learn set amongst the backdrop of the Tararua Mountains. We are committed to giving all students the best education possible. More about our approach to learning here.

Established in 1924, Poroutawhao school has been part of the community for nearly 100 years.  We have strong community links with the Waitārere Beach community, local iwi Ngāti Huia ki Poroutawhao and the surrounding farming district. 


We offer a safe, stress-free environment featuring effective school-wide pastoral care.​ Our range of outside the classroom activities includes day trips and school camps. Our school sports teams participate in local school sports competitions. We also provide safe and reliable school transport services from Waitārere, Moutua, Levin, and Foxton.

Kia Ora

Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora

Work well, Live well