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Principal's Welcome

Kia ora koutou

A very warm welcome to Pukekohe High School.

Our school serves the community of Pukekohe on the southern edges of Auckland.

We are at an exciting stage in our one-hundred-year history, with an expanding student roll and improved facilities and opportunities for our students. We aim to provide a holistic education for our learners with a strong emphasis on academic qualifications, co-curricular experiences, student leadership and pastoral care. We have high expectations for our young people in terms of their effort, behaviour and attendance.

Providing learning experiences that will enable all our students to develop the skills, attributes and qualifications that they will need in life beyond school, is at the heart of our work. We place an emphasis on choice throughout our curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body.

Our Pukekohe High School Values of Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga, Puumautanga and Aarahitanga are critical in preparing our students for life in 21st century New Zealand and the wider world. Our five Houses and horizontal form structure (Whaanau Roopuu) mean that our learners are known and cared for as individuals. The school’s team of Deans, Counsellors, Nurses and Careers staff work closely together to support all our young people.

Encouraging resilience and wellbeing are vital. Involvement in sport, from Athletics to Waka Ama, is a strength of our school and is key to developing a sense of enjoyment as well as physical and mental wellbeing. A large number of our students successfully participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award. Music has long been a notable feature of our school and opportunities in Drama and in Dance are increasing.

This is a taste of the many opportunities that our learners enjoy. We invite you to explore our website and official social media pages to learn more about our school. We are proud of what our school has to offer and look forward to welcoming you to Pukekohe High School.

James Thomas

He wahi whai-mana ki to rapu matauranga or a positive place of learning.

At Pukekohe High School our vision is to be a positive place of learning where our students are challenged, become equipped to fulfill their potential and achieve their aspirations.

Our Living Values


Manaakitanga is about valuing respect, responsibility and kindness.


Puumautanga is about valuing commitment, perseverance and resilience.


Aarahitanga is about valuing pride, honour and leadership.


Ako is about valuing learning in everything we do.


Kotahitanga is about valuing community, whanaungatanga, relationships and working together.

What's On @ Pukekohe High School


Daily Notices

  • Massey University Scholarship Presentation
    Career Centre, Thursday 20th June, 11:30am
  • Career Chat
    For any senior students who require a Career conversation about their future plans, entry into the workforce, trades, including assistance with university applications & scholarships please visit the careers centre to make an appointment or message Mrs Jolly on Teams.
  • Rural Healthcare Promotion Visit
    Rural Healthcare will be visiting to promote a range of careers in healthcare, nursing, physiotherapy, dental etc. There will be an interactive practical workshop with current health students. Spaces are open to seniors interested in health as a pathway, please come and sign up in the Careers Centre with Mrs Jolly.
  • Otago University Information Evening
    Otago University, Auckland Information Evening is being held on Tuesday 18 June, at 6.30 pm at Ellerslie Event Centre. This is a great opportunity for them to hear all about Otago, including accommodation, scholarships and study options. Tuesday 18 June | 6.30 pm–8.00pm Newmarket Room, Ground Floor, Ellerslie Event Centre | 100 Ascot Ave, Ellerslie Entrance through Gate 3, via Ascot Ave (off Green Lane East) Auckland  |   Free on-site parking
  • Pride week bake sale
    Bake sale outside library Wednesday B2. All proceeds go to InsideOut charity.
  • Chalk art – Pride week
    Chalk out for Pride Week with Ms Jennings - Outside Library break 1 Thursday.
  • Pride Week 'photo booth'
    Roaming photo book for Pride week at all breaks
  • News & Events

    Year 13 Business Studies at YES
    On Thursday 23rd May our Year 13 Business Studies students took the stage to present their innovative business pitches to an esteemed panel of judges…
    Auckland War Memorial Visit
    Recently our Level One History students visited the Auckland War Memorial Museum to learn about New Zealand’s involvement in World War Two. A great time…
    Best Animation Nomination
    Year 13 student Bryn Gidden’s brick film “A Christmas in Custody” made in December 2023 has been nominated for the Best Animation on the Bricks…
    Homestays Needed for 2024
    If you’re interested in hosting international students attending our school during July and August, please contact Lydia Firmin-Cavanagh. Email for more information.

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    Important Dates

    • Thursday 20 June – Year 11 Commerce Market: FrostFusion Fiesta 3.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Friday 5th July – End of Term 2
    • Tuesday 9th July – Senior School Ball

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