Pakiri School – a unique blend of Tikanga Māori & Montessori

Nau mai, Haere mai (welcome)

What Makes us Different?

We are developing a unique educational approach, which weaves together the principles of Tikanga Māori and Montessori. 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, Modern Learning and Montessori, under the school’s whakatuakī, Kotahi te Hikoi Whakamua, Forward Together. Both pathways offer highly individualised learning programmes in mixed-age classes and run from year one to eight. 

Latest News & Events



We will be holding a by-election on the 11th of March to fill the parent elected seat vacated by Howard Cooper.


December Newsletter

Read about our exciting end of year trip to the Adventure Forest in Whangarei and our annual end of year celebration.


November Newsletter

Jo reports on our recent cross country where we hosted 300 ākonga from Tapora, Tauhoa, Tomarata, Kura, and Horizon schools, and more...