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. We offer highly individualised learning programmes in mixed-age classes and run from year one to eight. 

Latest News & Events


End of Year Celebration 

We look forward to seeing you at to our end of year celebration on Tuesday 17 December, 6 p.m. at Pakiri Hall. There will be singing, prize-giving and a show. Please bring a plate of food to share for supper.


December Newsletter

The count down to our end of year production is on!  Drama workshops have been underway and the ākonga (students) report on what else they have been up to so far this month.


November Newsletter

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