A unique blend of Modern Learning, Montessori & Te Reo Māori me ​ōna​ tikanga.

Nau mai, Haere mai (welcome)

What Makes us Different?

We are developing a unique educational approach, which weaves together the principles of Modern Learning, Montessori and Te Reo Māori me ​ōna​ tikanga (the language and the way of Māori). This comes to life through the evolution of our local curriculum, which  connects to the natural resources on our doorstep, our history and the local community.

Our Learning Pathways

We have two mixed-age learning pathways, Pakiri and Montessori, under the school’s whakatuakī, Kotahi te Hikoi Whakamua (Forward Together). Both pathways offer small class sizes with excellent student to teacher ratios and highly individualised learning programmes. Our school runs from year one to eight. 

Latest News & Events


Movie Fundraiser

Help celebrate 30 years of this classic family movie and raise money for Pakiri School. Sunday, December 6th , 4pm at Matakana Cinemas.

Buy tickets through Matakana Cinemas. Adult $25 (includes a drink) Children $20 (includes an ice cream).


Kowhai Classroom Extension

We are immensely grateful to the volunteers who helped build the Kowhai classroom extension over the school holidays. We have had really encouraging feedback on the positive impact on learning from the staff and students in Kowhai class. We want to share with you the lovely card that was presented by Kowhai class to the board at our last meeting. 


September Newsletter

As Term 3 draws to a close we'd like to share some of the amazing things the ākonga have done since coming out of the second Lockdown.  It's been a busy four weeks and we've celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) and Bee Awareness Month, as well as achieved another tree planting day and a 'mini' Pet Day.