Welcome to the Hauturu School Website


I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to visit Hauturu School. We are an inclusive school and welcome everyone from our diverse community. 

We are a learning-focused school, that ensures reading, writing and mathematics are a priority for teaching and learning. All learning is underpinned by the Key Competencies and deeper thinking tasks are integrated into all learning. We strive to deliver an education, for all our students, that is comparable with any in New Zealand.

The values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are consistently taught as we teach the whole child so they experience academic, social and personal success. Student and whaanau voice is encouraged in all areas of learning.

We use our local environment to support learning as well as travelling further afield to experience a wider range of activities. We believe that we are lucky because we get to experience a wider range of activities. We believe that we are lucky because we get to experience the best of both worlds.

I believe Hauturu School is an integral part of the community and we take an active role in community activities. I am privileged to be principal of a supportive school community.

I look forward to welcoming you to Hauturu School,

Nga mini nui

Andrea van Tol

​Hauturu School Principal




As you will be aware from media reports over the weekend, this is to CONFIRM that members of the NZEI (Union) will withdraw their labour on Thursday March 16th. This involves all teachers at Hauturu School. Therefore, we are unable to staff the school and request that alternative arrangements are made for students on that day. No additional resources will be added to google classrooms for this day. THERE WILL BE NO INSTRUCTION ON SITE.

We understand the inconvenience this may pose for whaanau and we also appreciate that many of our whaanau are teachers and Primary Principals. This is a collective stance to demand better conditions for both teachers and students - conditions (especially resourcing) that better reflect the complex changes in society and the complex needs of young people that emerge from this. It is very rare that teacher industrial action becomes strike action; your understanding and support is much appreciated by our teaching staff.

If you have any concerns, please contact me directly.