Welcome to Te Hihi SchoolCharacter • Kindness • Courtesy
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 mission is 'to provide a balanced education where we make positive differences to ourselves and others in our world'.
Te Hihi School started doing this when it opened on 9 March 1914 as a full primary school to serve the children of the families working on the Yates Farm in rural Karaka (south-west of Auckland). While Te Hihi School is located in a rural area, it draws its pupils from a blend of areas, from those who live locally on "lifestyle" or rural residential properties to those living in the rural village of Kingseat and the urban areas of Hingaia and Papakura.
The school's motto of Character ~ Kindness ~ Courtesy is built into our school culture and always at the forefront. We encourage the children to live the school motto "Character Kindness Courtesy" so that they develop a caring attitude to their fellow students and a strong sense of pride in representing Te Hihi School..
Te Hihi is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Enrolling Your Child
Should you wish to enrol your child please click here
Our out of zone enrolments open shortly.
Polices and Procedures
The schools policies and procedures can be found here. Use 'tehihi' as the username and 'karaka' as the password.
IB Primary Years Programme
For parent information about the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) click here or visit the IB website www.ibo.org
Calendar of Events
Click here to see the upcoming events and school dates.
What People Say
See what people are saying about Te Hihi School
My all time favourite memory at Te Hihi definitely has to be leadership camp; so many great things can happen in just under 48 hours.
I was asked by a neighbour recently what we liked best about Te Hihi. The easy answer was the learning, sporting & cultural opportunities but my main reason is the sense of community so evident across the school.
I believe that we all leave at the end of this year having been given the best possible education to begin our college years with and for that I am really grateful.
Hi to all at Te Hihi School ~ From one past student to all the present students at this terrific little school, all my best to you. I hope that whatever path ahead you take, it will be filled with excitement and worldly wonder.
As I look back, it is obvious that I have benefited greatly from the values that were instilled in me by Te Hihi and for that I will always be thankful. As I look forward to sending my own daughter off to school in the years ahead, I can only hope that we find her a place as wonderful and memorable as Te Hihi was for me.
We're proud of our teachers at Te Hihi School. Find out more about them below.
Delene JamiesonTeacher - Rutherford
Delene is the Deputy Principal and teaches in our Year 7/8 learning space.