Welcome to Hora Hora Primary School

Kia Ora. Welcome to the Hora Hora Primary School Community. We trust that your stay in our area and your association with our school will be a long and happy one.

Special Newsletter


The whanau of Hora Hora School has taken bit of a hit lately. Whaea Katarina lost her mum at the end of lockdown and sadly, on Friday unexpectedly Whaea Jan Moase lost her partner and best friend Alan Hopkins, with no warning.
Al's funeral is at 10.30am on this coming Friday 19th June. You will, I am sure understand, most of us would both like to, and need to attend. Not only for ourselves but so that we can support our friend and fellow colleague/teacher Whaea Jan during this time.
While school is not closed, you would really help us, if you could keep your child at home for Friday.
A skeleton crew of staff will remain back to supervise activities, for those tamariki that can't stay at home. Normal classrooms will not operate that day.

Thank you for your understanding.

Pat Newman
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If your child IS COMING TO SCHOOL FRIDAY, please email office@horahora.school.nz or txt 0272896700, or fill in the form that went home on Monday, to help us gauge numbers.

Level 1


Kia ora

I am sure you were as pleased as I was to hear the Prime Minister's announcement about moving to Alert Level 1. For us, there will be no major changes to what we are doing and our school continues to be safe to attend, including any staff and children who are considered more vulnerable to COVID. We have a good cleaning routine in place, people who are sick are staying at home and we continue to encourage good hygiene practices.

We are supporting contact tracing by having QR code posters at our entrance, so if you haven't already downloaded the NZ COVID Tracer app, the Ministry of Health's NZ-COVID Tracer app page has information to help you do that.

We therefore look forward to seeing you very soon.

Nga mihi
Pat Newman, Principal

Incredible Performance at Kapa Haka Nationals

Our tamariki performed brilliantly at the national Kapa Haka competitions: watch their performance here...
https://www.maoritelevision.com/haka/te-mana-kuratahi-2019/groups/nga-ma...

We will develop a healthy community,
where everyone is happy and confident enough
to ask questions, to think deeply and to make
informed choices.

We need to be able to dream,
to have self belief, to set goals, and to link ideas
in order to enhance our own lives, and to contribute
positively to our cultures.

The School Goals

  • To ensure children have an educational programme which develops their intellectual, social, emotional and creative areas so that they acquire basic skills in and understanding of: oracy, literacy, mathematics, the sciences, arts and Maori culture, and while doing so, cultivate a desire to continue learning.
  • To support the parents' role by helping children to develop respect for themselves and for others, and the skills needed to live and work harmoniously in a multicultural society.
  • Given the wide range of inherited abilities and environmental experiences, this school will endeavour to ensure equal opportunities, and provide a caring environment that will ready them for life experiences.
  • There are many broad aims of education and these cover many facets but basically we aim to help the children to become good citizens, able to lead happy and useful lives.
  • The children are encouraged to develop good habits as well as acquire knowledge and skills. We hope to provide the children with the opportunity to develop their individual abilities and become well adjusted socially.
2016 ERO Report click here