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Kia Ora

Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora

Work well, Live well

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Term Dates 2023

Term One

Wednesday, February 1st - Thursday April 6th

Term Two

Wednesday, April 26th - Friday, June 30th

(Mon Teacher Only Day, Tues ANZAC day)


Term Three

Monday, July 17th - Friday September 22nd


Term Four

Monday, October 9th - Friday December 15th


If you want a genuine feel for how we do things at Poroutawhao School, head to our Facebook page. CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE LEFT

If you are interested in joining our special country school, just 10 minutes from Levin or Foxton, contact us to go into our ballot for available places.

If you live in our zone (Waiterere), get in touch! The principal, Nikki Harland, loves showing around new families.

We are very excited to see everyone again and make new friends! Enjoy this fabulous weather, ka kite ano.

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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? Want to meet lovely people and expand your friendship group? Join the Poroutawhao Support Group (PSG)!

We’re here to support Poroutawhao, 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!

We all bring something different to the mix and welcome anyone willing to give a little of their time and wanting to join our friendly group of parents.

Learn more here


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 and Levin.

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