Whether you are visiting our site to find out more about Te Hihi School, or a parent wanting to access information; welcome, nau mai, haere mai.

The school's motto of Character ~ Kindness ~ Courtesy is built into our school culture and always at the forefront.  Along with our motto, our vision statement is "Creating the grounding for future growth".  Our vision has four strands to it; preparing our students to be global citizens, connecting with real life learning through a balanced curriculum, acknowledging stewardship of the land (kaitiaki), and valuing positive relationships. The full vision statement is available from the school office.

Te Hihi School started life on 9 March 1914 and on the weekend of 7-9 March 2014 the school celebrated its centennial.  Many thanks to all who helped make the weekend a success. We hope that all our ex-students and staff who attended enjoyed the weekend as much as the rest of us.

If you are after information that is not available on this website, please don't hesitate to contact the school.

Kevin Bush

News & Events

Homestay Families Wanted 

As Asia is already an important market for New Zealand and one that is only going to grow, the school is making connections with Asia so that we can build an awareness of Asian cultures in our students. Next term we have a number of students visiting our school from Taiwan and Ningbo, China who we need to place with home stay families. The students visit at the start of our Term 3 as it coincides with their summer holidays.

The children from Ningbo are from Ningbo Jiangbei Experimental School who we are about to sign a sister-school agreement with. These eleven children will need a family to host them for 10 days from7 August to 16 August. With the exception of one child, all the rest need to be hosted in pairs. Ideally, we are looking for families with Year 6-7 students to host these children as we are looking at doing a return visit in July 2015. These students will be in school from 11-15 August. The rest of the time the Sister-School Agency will be doing activities with them.

The children from Taiwan will require families to host them fromSunday 20 July for five weeks until Saturday 23 August. Here again, with the exception of one child, the children will need to be hosted in pairs.

The school will also be hosting a visit from two American Field Scholar (AFS) Educators. The two educators, who have a fairly good command of English and are in their late 20's/early 30's, require home-stay families to host them from Saturday 26 July to Saturday 24 August.

For all home stays, there is a hosting fee of $225 per child per week payable to the host family and $75 per educator per week payable to the host family. The AFS educators are less as this is a voluntary scheme.

If you would like to host any of our visitors and give your family a cultural experience without leaving home, please contact Wendy Carpenter for more information.

1990 Time Capsule 

On the weekend of the centennial, those who attended that buried the time capsule way back in 1990 lifted it up again.  After some humour and concern over where it was actually buried, it was finally discovered and lifted only to find that the contents were stuck together with moisture.

The school has been in touch with a paper conservator at the Auckland Art Gallery and we hope we will be able to unravel the pages of work so that they can be read.

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