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