THROUGH OUR SCHOOL WE ARE ONE
Mā te kura O Pātoka, ka kotahi rā
WELCOME TO PĀTOKA SCHOOLTenā koutou nga whanau me nga tamariki,
Pātoka School is located at the foothills of the Kaweka Ranges, nestled among Sheep & Beef and Dairy farming country. We are approximately 35 minutes from Napier City through stunning scenery. Our amazing students are supported by a dedicated Team of Teachers and Support Staff, with a future focused Board of Trustees and an supportive rural community.
Pātoka School has three modern classrooms: Mrs Field teaches our Year 0-2 as well as being our Principal, Mr Tolley teaches the Year 3-5’s, and Miss Cooper the Year 6-8’s. At Pātoka School our students are Honest, Confident and Respectful learners. We teach through an integrated curriculum, seeking student voice on what and how they like to learn. We offer students a range of opportunities to shine in different areas including academic, sporting, EOTC and leadership. Our picturesque school grounds provide ample room for adventurous children to explore and take risks.
Our doors are always open so please, feel free to come in and discuss your child’s learning, or call in to learn more about Pātoka. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
Home of the Confident, Honest & Respectful learner.
OUR SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
We are an Enviroschool and have a range of school wide and small group projects underway. Our projects include Litter Free lunchboxes, School Vegetable gardens, Worm farming, and a Native bush area.
Our school provides iPads for small groups or individuals to use. Our Junior Room (Years 1-2) only use the school iPads. The students in Years 3-8 are expected to bring their own device to use at school.
We value education outside the classroom (EOTC) which supports curriculum programmes. Each Year, the Senior Room will take part in a Camp with a specific focus. There will also be a whole school overnight camp most years.
We offer a fantastic alternative to large intermediates. Small class sizes and a dedication to two more years of learning set our students up for a seamless and well prepared transition to High School. Our students have the opportunity to learn specific skills such as; hard materials, cooking, art, sewing and electronics when they attend Tamatea Intermediate on a Monday. Alongside this, we offer similar opportunities to the younger students so they can get a taste of what is to come when they are older.
(06) 839 8821
Patoka SchoolHendley RoadRD6