Te Pahu School

Welcome to Te Pahu School

I am privileged to lead our enthusiastic and dedicated teaching team at Te Pahu School.  Our focus is on student achievement, to inspire every child to excel within our Te Pahu Curriculum.  We want to see children exceed their potential in literacy and numeracy as foundational to all other learning.  Situated at the base of the stunning Mt. Pirongia, we have a strong connection with our mountain.  Our vision is ‘Attitude determines Altitude’.  The mountain forms the basis of the Te Pahu Challenge, which provides a series of challenges for students throughout their school years.  School has a family feel with parents and community members regularly involved in the life of the school.  All Year 7/8 students are trained to take leadership responsibilities at school.  With approximately 120 students we are small enough to know every child personally.  Our team of experienced teachers design learning opportunities to meet the needs and interests of our students.  We are open for new enrolments and welcome anyone who would like to visit our school and meet the team. 

Andrew Chesswas (Principal)