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School Introduction

School History

Hunterville  School opened on 28th September 1887 with a roll of 40 pupils. A secondary department was established at the school in 1912 and this operated until 1929.

The word "Consolidated" in the school's name refers to the amalgamation of six smaller schools namely Silverhope (Paraekaretu) 1937; Rata 1937; Putorino 1939; Mangaonoho 1939; Poukiore 1941; and Rata-iti in 1952.

The school's roll peaked in December 1958 at 416 pupils and the school hall was opened in 1960.

The roll for the past several years has settled between 150 - 180 pupils, with approximately half of these pupils coming to school by bus. We start this year with a roll of 160 and expect to be around 175 by the end of the year.


What does Hunterville School stand for?

The Board of Trustees consults comprehensively with parents every four years to ensure the school delivers to its students the type of education parents’ desire. The last such consultation was in mid 2013.

Out of such consultations has emerged the following Guiding Principles, as well as the statements below them, which have been in place for several years now. They are very much living, meaningful statements which guide all our strategic thinking:

  1. QUALITY LEARNING: We will provide a quality, holistic education with a focus on developing high levels of competency in reading, writing and mathematics, and promoting sport as an integral part of that rounded education.

  2. QUALITY PARTNERSHIPS: We will actively encourage a strong sense of partnership between school, home, and the wider community. We will develop Maori culture within our school alongside other cultures in our society.

  3. QUALITY LEARNING CLIMATE and ENVIRONMENT: We will provide a positive, secure and supportive, dynamic environment where growth and learning can be achieved by all.

  4. QUALITY PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: We will create a physical environment that is safe, attractive and becoming more sustainable.

  5. QUALITY LIFE CAPABILITIES: We will endeavour to teach the capabilities that people have, and need to develop, to live and learn today and in the future.


Our School Motto:
“Hunterville Pride … Together we Strive”

Along with the above comes our ‘quality’ statement:
“Quality Learning, Quality Behaviour, Quality Environment”

And Our Golden Rule…
“Treat others the way you’d like to be treated”

Term Dates


TERM 1:  Thur 2 Feb to Thur 13 April
TERM 2:  Mon 1 May to Fri 7 July

TERM 3:  Mon 24 July to Fri 29 Sept

TERM 4:  Mon 16 Oct to Tue 19 Dec

(Above dates include provision for
one teacher only day during year)

Upcoming Events

Check Newsletters Below for Details   
     Some Dates Subject to Change

19: Yr 7/8 Quad sports, Marton
19: Rooms 1-3 Wanganui trip
19: Consult. mtg Tutaenui Hall 7.30pm
20: Sports Club photos 2.30-4pm
20: Sports Club prizegiving 4-5pm
21: Yr 5/6 Quad sports, Marton
21: St George interschool XC Yr 7/8
22: Electives Y5-8 day 4
26: Consult mtg Station Hotel 7.30pm
27: School band to TAS midday
29: Tough Kids, Ohingaiti
29: Final day term 3

  2: Teacher only day cluster schools
16: Day one of term 4
17: Yr 6-8 to Wanganui incl Waimarie trip
23: School closed - Labour Day
25: School speech finals Y1-4 1.30pm 
25: School speech finals Y5-8 7.00pm
27: School cross country 1pm
28: Hunterville SHEMOZZLE
29: Interschool Speech Finals 4pm

  3: Interschool cross country, Hvlle
  7: Lamb & Calf Day
  8: Yr 5 to Raukawa Falls Camp
10: Yr 5 return from Raukawa Falls Camp
13: Class photos
14: Yr 7/8 to Mangatepopo Camp
17: Yr 7/8 back from camp

  1: Yr 7/8 Softball tournament
  8: School MARAE TRIP
18: Prizegiving assembly 7pm
19: School finishes 12 midday



School Newsletters
Weekly Newsletter 17 October 2017
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Community Newsletter 25 August 2017
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