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Patumahoe Primary School
Contributing School Year 1-6 with the majority of pupils going to the Pukekohe Intermediate School for Year 7 & 8.
Patumahoe School is situated in the attractive rural village of Patumahoe, 10 kilometres northwest of Pukekohe in the Franklin District of Auckland city.
The village is a busy hub with a growing residential population and the immediate surrounding district is market gardening, small land blocks supporting horticultural activities and horse training blocks. Many of the residents commute into Auckland city for employment.
The school was established in 1866 with this strong history supporting the high quality education we have today. We have most attractive spacious grounds with large mature native trees, hard court areas, playing fields, covered heated swimming pool and two adventure playgrounds.
Our school has grown in recent years. We have increased the number of classrooms to 12, a new Administration/Staff room/library block in 2010, resource and staff release area, and a hall with support teacher spaces and is a real asset for our community.
The school has a Ministry enrolment policy in place to monitor and control roll growth.
We have an After School Care programme and have just started a before school care option. This is run as a private business called KAS (Kids After School).
“Paddock to Plate” is part of curriculum with children being involved in gardening, harvesting produce, preparing and cooking and enjoying eating the food grown. We now have a purpose built child friendly kitchen that we are very proud of.
The school is a Health Promoting School and has achieved Kauri Level and as an Enviro school being awarded the Green Gold level in 2014.
Travelwise is another focus bringing walking buses from 4 areas of the village with park and walk meeting areas giving our children safer options.
We are a very active, involved school that achieves to very high standards in academic, the arts and sporting activities. The parent/school partnership is very strong and we encourage all our families to participate with us and support our excellent extra-curricular programmes