About Our School
Ngakuru School is situated 27 km south west of Rotorua in a picturesque rural community.
It was established in 1933. The school holds a rich heritage of history from the pioneering days. Ngakuru is a progressive farming area, predominantly dairying with an increasing number of lifestyle block owners who commute to employment in Rotorua or Tokoroa.
We have a great community spirit which is reflected in our school – a keen governing Board of Trustees, a vibrant, hard-working P.T.A. and a supportive parent body (coaching sport, involvement in all events, encouraging all of our students.)
This is actioned in our school motto: "Together we Succeed."
Ngakuru School nurtures children from New Entrants to Year 8.
We provide a safe, caring, values-driven environment for our students and their education. Our school is led by a professional team of staff who put our students foremost in everything that is done.
Our main points of difference and special features are:
Participation in all Rotorua academic, cultural and sporting events
Sport Bay of Plenty support
A well resourced library
Pumpkin Rolling and Ag/Pet Day
Solar Heated Community Pool for swimming lessons and water confidence in Term 1 and 4
NZ AIMS games yearly participation for Year 7 and 8’s
BYOD Option from Year 4-8
Visible Learning School
Student Leadership Programme
Year 7 and 8 Technology Pathways (Tech classes)
Playcentre school readiness programme
Ongoing staff PD — Central Community of Learning School (CoL)
In-class Teacher Aide Support programme for priority learning needs and extension
Summer and Winter Sports Teams
Local tri-schools speech, cross country, winter sports and athletics events.
You are welcome to visit and meet the staff and students. We would love to show you around and have a welcome pack ready for you!
Contact us for an appointment today.
Community Consultation Survey Oct 2019