Hokowhitu School is located in central Palmerston North, and we work hard to provide a supportive, caring, and positive environment for our children.
Our roll is currently around 380 students, and our children come from more than thirty different cultures. We are categorised as Decile 7 by the Ministry of Education.
We have an extensive playground and a swimming pool. We are also able to make use of the neighbouring Hokowhitu Park.
Hokowhitu School was opened in February 1924, and the Albert Street frontage—including our bell tower—is a Category II listed historic building.
Torongia ki te tihi o te maunga
Striving to get to the top of the mountain
Step up - Manawanui
Try new things - Kia Kaha
Respect - Ngākau Whakaute
Investigate - Whakataki
Value others - Atawhai
Enthusiasm for learning - Ngākau Whakapuke
Our latest ERO Report (2018) can be found here
Hokowhitu School is also profiled in an ERO exemplar report:
The exemplar report is based on ERO's reports on Hokowhitu School in their Teaching Strategies that Works series:
Our profile on the Education Counts website can be found here.
Phone: 06 357 9667
School office email:
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