Parent Information


Parents are reminded that under the Education and Training Act 2020, any child enrolled in school must attend school whenever the school is open for instruction. Parents are obliged under the Act to inform the school whenever their child is away. Only absences due to illness, medical or dental appointments and funeral|tangi of a close family member are regarded as justifiable absences.

To notify the school of a short-term illness, please email the school office or use the absence button on the Hero app.

To request leave from the principal for holidays during term time, please email the principal using this form.


This page outlines the procedures which we have in place at school to assist in ensuring the safety of all children who travel on the bus to and from school. Please discuss these points with your child as we need to ensure that at all times the safety of the children is paramount. Your help is appreciated.


Te Hihi School, along with Drury School, Karaka School, Opaheke School, Waiau Pa School and Rosehill College is a member school of the Rosehill Transport Network and self-manage our school bus services. 


Please note, due to traffic and other factors all times are approximations only.


Kingseat Morning Bus 1

7:50     Depart Buchanan Rd

Via McRobbie Rd., Kingseat Rd., Irwin Rd., Batty Rd

8:00     Arrive Te Hihi School


Kingseat Morning Bus 2

8:20     Depart Te Hihi School

Via Linwood Rd

8.25     Depart Kingseat Hospital Complex

Via Kingseat Rd., McRobbie Rd., Buchanan Rd

8:30     Depart Buchanan Rd

Via McRobbie Rd., Linwood Rd

8:35     Arrive Te Hihi School


Kingseat Afternoon Bus

2:40  Students assemble in bus area

2:45  Bus departs Te Hihi School

              Via Linwood Rd., McRobbie Rd

Marae Morning Bus

7:55  Depart Terminus at intersection of Ellett & Whatapaka Roads

Via Ellett Rd., Kidd Road

8:00  Arrive Te Hihi School


Marae Afternoon Bus

2:35  Children assemble in bus area

2:40  Bus departs Te Hihi School

Via Kidd Rd., Ellett Rd., 

Arrive Kidd Rd

Via Ellett Rd

2:50  Arrive Te Hihi School


Papakura Morning Bus

8:00  Depart Rosehill College

8:05  Depart Bridgeview Rd

Via Hingaia Rd., Linwood Rd

8:15  Depart Karaka Hall

Via Linwood Rd

8:20  Arrive Te Hihi School


Papakura Afternoon Bus

2:50  Depart Te Hihi                                 

Via Linwood Rd., Laing Rd., Urquhart Rd

Depart Urquhart Rd Terminus

Via Urquhart Rd., Linwood Rd., Hingaia Rd., Bridgeview Rd

15:15 Depart Bridgeview Rd

Via Beach Rd., Chichester Rd., Jupiter St

15:25 Arrive Rosehill College



School lunches are provided by Te Hihi Autocourt every Friday. Please place the correct money and an order form with your child's name, learning space name and items clearly highlighted or written into an envelope. Once your child arrives at school they can place the envelope in the lunch letterbox outside the kitchen window.

Covid-19 Latest Update

The last masking mandate and isolation requirements were lifted at midnight on 14th August 2023. While not mandated, the Ministry of Health guidance is to stay at home for five days if you’re unwell or have tested positive to Covid.


The school uses SchoolDocs for our policies.  The username is tehihi and the password is karaka

Private Music Lessons

Through the New Zealand Modern School of Music, we are please to be able to provide parents the opportunity to enrol their child for private piano and guitar lessons.  As they are private lessons, parents have to pay for them and payment is arranged with the tutor directly.  

Ukelele, Vocals and Music Theory Lessons

Sue Coulston, a NZMSM Tutor offers Guitar, ukelele, vocals and music theory lessons

Click here to view Sue's profile and contact information


Piano and Keyboard Lessons

Inoshi Manatunga, Piano/Keyboard Teacher from NZMSM Counties-Coromandel

Click here to view Inoshi's profile and contact information


OfficeMax makes returning back to school easy with MySchool.  It’s so simple in fact; you can get everything you need without leaving the house! 

Simply click on this link  to take you to the OfficeMax website.

Select your child's class and it will provide you with a full list of your child's class requirements for the school year.    

From here, you can buy all the products you need online, in-store or over the phone

Term Dates

Term 1

Tuesday 31st January – Thursday 12th April 


Waitangi Day - Tuesday 6th February

Good Friday 29th March 

Easter Monday 1st April

Easter Tuesday - 2nd April

Holidays observed during term break

ANZAC Day – Thursday 25th April 


Term 2

Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July

King’s Birthday – Monday 3rd June

Matariki Holiday - Friday 28th June

Term 3

Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September


Ag Day - Saturday 28th September TBC



Term 4

Monday 14th October – Friday 13th December

Labour Day – Monday 23rd October


Thanks to the wonderful support of parents, the school uniform is only sold through our own uniform shop in the foyer of the school office every Friday from 8:30 to 8:45am.

This enables us to keep costs down for parents.

Uniform orders can be emailed to: before 3.00pm each Thursday for collection the next day. Money to be deposited into the school bank account before uniform is provided. (Ref: Surname & ‘Uniform) Bank acc # 12 3031 0670895 00

Please click the button below for a digital copy of the uniform order forms. Order forms are also available from the school office.