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Kia Ora and welcome to the Takapau School Website

Takapau School is situated in Central Hawkes Bay, approximately 20km south of Waipukurau. We are a full primary school catering for children Year 1-8 with a roll of approximately 135.

Our school has six classrooms, four that have been recently renovated into 21st Century Learning environments. We have a large New Entrant/Year 1 classroom, which is very well equipped for this age group. We also have a school hall, library and computer suite. Our outdoor facilities include a fully utilised swimming pool, netball courts, junior and senior adventure playgrounds, an enclosed sandpit and a 350m limestone bike track around the perimeter of the school field.  We own 50 bikes, which enables everyone to benefit from the cycle track.

Our vision is to have: A Community of Confident Connected Active Learners.

Our core values are: Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, and Relationships.

Our Charter which outlines our strategic goals and annual plan can be found on this website.

We have also included our latest handbook, which has all the information you need!

Our staff:

Principal – Biddy Tully
Room 1 Year 7 and 8 – Penny Waldin and Jan McLennan
Room 2 Year 5 and 6 – Siu Swinburne
Room 3 Year 4  – Bronwyn Ellmers
Room 4 Year 2 and 3 and Deputy Principal – Dawn Meredith
Room 4A Year 2 – Keri Lourie and Fi Tyler
Room 5 NE/Year 1 – Liz Ormsby
Office Administrator – Amanda Lloyd
Teacher Aides – Robyn McCormick, Judith Lyons, Dorice Greene
Caretaker – Wendy Jacobs
Cleaner – Morana Winiana

Deputy Principal Position coming available –  Full time, Permanent 1PMU, 1FTU.  The position commences Term 1, 2019.  Applications close December 5th at 3pm.  To apply send your CV and the forms below to
Deputy Principal Personal Information       Employment Agreement 2019     Example of Evidence – Takapau School     Job-Desc Scale A


As you can see from our gallery our children are involved and experience many learning opportunities.
We are very proud of our children and  environment and welcome any visitors to our school.
Ngā mihi
Biddy Tully


Terms Dates for 2018 – Term One 29th January – 13th April.  Term Two 30th April – 6th July
Term Three 23rd July – 28th September. Term Four 15th October – 14th December.

Click on the Link below to view our school Charter.

Charter 2018

Click on the Link below to view the lastest ERO Report for Takapau School

ERO Report for Takapau School 2017

Click on the Link below for 2017’s Annual Report

2017 audited accounts

Click on the Link below for our Parent Handbook

Takapau School Parent Handbook