ma te tikanga ka tangata
manners maketh man

Takapau School is a family-orientated school, situated in Central Hawke’s Bay, approximately 20km south of Waipukurau. We are a full primary catering for children from Year 1-8.

Our school has four standard classrooms and a very large, well equipped open plan teaching space currently used for the New Entrant/Year 1 class. We have a modern computer suite and library and an excellent school hall. Our outdoor facilities include a fully utilised swimming pool, netball courts, contemporary junior and senior adventure play areas, an enclosed sandpit and large grass areas.

Special projects

In May 2015 Takapau School became the first school in Central Hawke’s Bay to implement the Bikes in Schools initiative that includes a 350m limestone cycle track around the perimeter of the school field, a skills track and a 40m pump track. We are proud to own 50 bikes which enables everyone to benefit from cycling.


Our pupils

Our pupil population is approximately 48% Maori, 50% Caucasian and 2% Filipino. Approximately 40% of our pupils travel by bus.
The pupils are enthusiastic in their involvement in school, displaying positive manners and attitudes as a result of successful school-wide programmes on Social Skill Development, Virtues Programme and Habits of Mind.

Our staff

Biddy Tully – Principal
Penny Waldin and Jan McLennan – Room 1
Siu Swinburne – Room 2
Bronwyn Ellmers – Room 3
Dawn Meredith – Room 4 (Deputy Principal)
Liz Ormsby – Room 5
Robyn McCormick, Judith Lyons and Dorice Greene Teacher Aides
Amanda Lloyd – Office Administration

Terms Dates for 2017 – Term 2, 1 May to 7 July.  Term 3, 24 July to 29 September.
Term 4, 16th October to 14 December.

Click on the Link below to view our school Charter.

Takapau School Charter

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 2016’s Annual Report

Auditors Report 2016

Click on the Link below for our Parent Handbook

Takapau School Parent Handbook