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Our Admissions

We welcome children from outside our zone.


MISSION STATEMENT - “To provide opportunities for all students to develop attitudes, skills, and knowledge to be lifelong learners


Poroutawhao School is a full primary state school. The roll fluctuates between 110 and 120 students. We operate four multi-level classes from Year 0 to Year 8. There are five permanent teaching positions, including a Deputy Principal. The staff also includes a permanent part-time Office Manager, a Caretaker, and a Cleaner and two teacher aides.


Poroutawhao School has almost three times the area of other schools per student so there is no shortage of space  for students to learn and play.

The school's catchment area includes the surrounding district from Moutua-Foxton to the north, State Highway 1/Kawiu Road to the south, including the settlement of Poroutawhao, and west to Waitārere Beach.

We welcome students from outside this area. This is in accordance with the Ministry of Education's enrolment scheme guidelines. There is a bus that picks up and drops off children from Levin and Waitarere.


If you are not sure if you are in zone or would like a pre-enrolment form, please contact the office. We would be very happy to help you. Our Principal LOVES showing new friends around the school, just ring the office on 06 368 6015 or email

Alternatively, you can fill out this Online Pre Enrolment Form and we will be in touch to invite you for classroom visits a few weeks before your child is due to start. We also like to visit your child at their early childhood centre so they feel comfortable with us before they start.


Phone: (06) 368 6015 or email:

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