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 GO4it sports, fundamental movement and games skills programme
  • 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
  • Playcentre school readiness programme
  • Ongoing staff PD — Central Community of Learning School (CoL) Visible Learning Focus from 2018
  • 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, look around and meet the staff and students.

Contact us for an appointment today.


Community Consultation Survey Oct 2019