Jenni Adam joined Pukeatua School as Principal from the beginning of Term 2, 2010.

A warm welcome is extended to you. Thanks you for taking the time to look at our website.


At Pukeatua School we believe in valuing self and valuing each other which leads to mutual respect. Our school's teaching and learning environment is based on this value of whakaute - respect. Our students show this through valuing good manners, good behaviour and doing our very best with our learning. 

The school is organised into three areas: Junior School, Senior School, and Te Whanau - our Māori Immersion classes. Each team is managed by a team leader. We are the only school in the Wainuiomata Valley to offer Immersion Learning and we are also a full primary school which means our learning goes from Year 0 to Year 8. Our Year 8 students leave us and go directly to secondary schooling. We are a decile 2 school with a current roll of approximately 190 students.

Pukeatua School has developed a positive tradition in education, cultural, and whanau and community engagement within the wider Wainuiomata community. The school success can be attributed to the wonderful ongoing enthusiasm and engagement of our current and past parents and whanau, as well as the supportive community. My staff compliment this energy and commitment through their dedication talent as a professional teaching staff. Our teaching aims to provide integrated 'hands on' units of work that our students can connect and relate to.

We have a very supportive Board of Trustees. These parents work hard in the interests of all students at Pukeatua School. The board and staff are committed in continuing to build Pukeatua's vision of providing a school that nurtures the growth and love of learning and become successful learners in all aspects of their lives.

We invite you to make contact with us or visit the school to discuss your children's education. We are proud of Pukeatua School's achievements.

Please  contact me if you have any questions or you wish to know more on any matter.

Jenni Adam