Pukekohe High School
He wahi whai-mana ki te rapu matauranga A positive place of learning
Queen's Birthday 6 June
Wellington Jazz Festival 8-10 June
Teacher Only Day 20 June
Franklin Schools' Careers Expo 23 June
-Pukekohe Town Hall 5:50-8:30pm
Term 2 Ends 8 July
Term Dates for 2016:
Term 1: Wednesday 3 February to Friday 15 April
Term 2: Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July
Term 3: Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September
Term 4: Monday 10 October to Thursday 15 December
In previous years Pukekohe High School has run successful careers evenings with a large number of tertiary providers and local businesses in attendance. This year due to a number of circumstances, it was decided to trial a combined schools event at a neutral venue and include and invite all local Franklin students from Year 7 to Year 13, caregivers, whanau and community to attend.
We again have had a positive response from the education providers and local businesses we have approached. This year we also have a line-up of excellent guest speakers. These include the international renowned author and speaker and NZ Herald careers columnist Tom O’Neil talking about "The 10 Ways to Ruin Your Career"!, a representative from Got A Trade, Got it Made to talk about apprenticeships and trades and an informative student panel made up of ex-students giving advice on studying, moving out of home, combining study with work and more.
We are looking forward to having another successful event for our school and community to source information about tertiary study, apprenticeships, and training and work opportunities.
We’d love to see you there… please put the date and time on your calendars now!
Thursday 23 June, Pukekohe Town Hall 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Keeping our young people safe online
PukekoheNET accounts have been created for all parents.
Notices, calendars, reports, timetables, assignments, attendance, assessment reporting, communication and discussion forums, are all available in one convenient location which parents can access anywhere, anytime from their personal dashboard.
Leavers may apply for a Testimonial. Students should log into their PukekoheNET account and visit the Testimonials2015 page, download and complete the document.
Instructions for its return are in the document.
Course Selection information is available online.
Traffic Safety and Auckland Council Proposal
Click here to read the AT Safety Notice
The school is very concerned about the level of road safety, particularly at the start of a school day when students are dropped off. Auckland Council has advised that parking enforcement officers will patrol at random days to enforce safe stopping. Fines are typically $60 for illegal parking, such as parking on bus stops or yellow lines or double parking. We are keen to ensure that our students are safe but do not wish to see parents being ticketed unnecessarily.
We ask that you help with the following:
• Drop students off well before 8:40 am and at least 100 m away from any school entrance.
• Arrange to collect your student from the same pick up point, well away from any bus stops.
• Please note that the school staff car parks are not a drop-off zone.
Kia Eke Panuku - Building on Success.
The Government's strategy for
secondary schools addressing the aspirations of Maori communities by supporting
Maori students to pursue their potential.
Click here to read the overview...
PukekoheNET Parent Portal.
All Parent accounts for students new to our school in 2015 have been created.
If you had completed the on-line form on the Parent Portal page an email has now been sent
with a link to access your account and set a new password.
Activate parent accounts here...
Microsoft Office 365 License:
have a subscription to MS Office 365 which will enable all of our students &
teachers to install Office 365 on their own devices.
will give access to Office applications on any device. Check details on the BYOD and Office 365 pages.
We are a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school.
We encourage students to bring and use their own device for educational purposes.
Recommendations for suitable devices are on the BYOD page.
We recommend a full function laptop
or netbook running a Windows operating system.
Entry level laptops are available at local stores for less than $400. Also check out Nextbook tablets running Windows 8. Senior students in specialist subjects would require laptops with higher specs. Check with your teacher.
We do not accommodate Chrome Books on our system.
| Senior & Junior Reports
are available online.
Parents are able to log
and view the latest reports, check attendance records
& view class pages.
Activate parent accounts here...
|Wellbeing for Success:
Evaluation Indicators for Student Wellbeing
Te Ara Poutama is a Year 10, year long authentic learning based
program. It seeks to create a learning journey where students are actively seeking and creating
knowledge through the process of participating in authentic learning
opportunities. There are four key components of the program and these
· Big Blue Day: A skill based
day with a focus on teamwork and building confidence.
· Camp Adair: A two day camp
which will be held Week 1 of Term
· Becoming an Entrepreneur:
This is incorporated into the Year 10 Social Studies Programme. Students will learn about vision, initiative,
optimism and resilience.
· Go 10 Challenge: A week long student lead challenge where students
are encouraged to push themselves, learn new skills and participate in an
Download the Pukekohe High School mobile app.
Use the Pukekohe High School app to:
* Receive special alerts and school updates
* View daily notices and articles
* Log into school user accounts
* View newsletters, photo gallery & sport updates
* View information for international students
* Directly call the Absence Line
Our mobile app is sponsored by
All parent accounts for PukekoheNET are now available.
Click here for Parent Portal login details
Our vision is to be a positive place of learning, where people are challenged and equipped to fulfil their potential and to achieve their aspirations.
Our goal is to be respected for the quality of our academic programmes; the opportunities we present to our students in the arts, culture, service and sports, and our pastoral care.
Our values are CLEAR and reflect our aspirations for all who are associated with the school.
Participation to promote the common good of our school and our community.
Learning through innovation, inquiry and curiosity as well as thinking critically, creatively and reflectively.
Aiming high and persevering both educationally and personally.
Involves being honest, responsible and accountable.
Respect for self, others and the world around us.