Inspiring active learners and leaders who make a difference


Welcome to the Pinehill School.

We look forward to working with you in providing the best quality education for your child.  We strive to build the partnership between home and school and encourage close involvement from you in our activities.

We offer the opportunity for this in a variety of ways including classroom help, sporting and community events, Friends of Pinehill School (PTA) and the Board of Trustees.

One of the underpinning features of our school is the emphasis on school and community values.  We actively promote and teach social skills and expect the highest standard of personal behaviour from our children at all times.  This extends into our playground and onto our sports fields.  

One of the special features of Pinehill is the access to information and communication technologies available in all our classrooms.  We use technology to teach higher-level thinking skills, encourage collaboration and enhance motivation across all learning areas.  

I trust you will find the information in this prospectus helpful.  Should there be anything else you wish to know, please contact the office.  We are here to assist in any way.

Once again, welcome to our school – I look forward to working with you as your child moves through Pinehill School.

Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman, Principal

The Pinehill Way

Our Vision

Inspire active learners and leaders who make a difference.

Our Motto

‘Inspire, Learn, Lead’   

Our School Values

The Pinehill Way has been an important part of the culture of our school and community since the school began in 1997.  The Pinehill Way is fostered through everything we do including, class programmes, TV stations, assemblies and certificates.  You will hear your child talking about the Pinehill Way at home.  To support home school partnerships and ensure your child receives consistent messages about how we behave and interact with others we encourage you to use this language at home.  

Chinese and Korean translations are available on the school website.

Pinehill Learners

As a community, we have determined the traits/skills that we would like our children to leave Pinehill School at the end of Year 6.  Class programmes will focus on these learner traits and we will build on these from Year 1-6.