Established 1891

VISION :  Nurturing confident, future focused learners

Haere Mai, Welcome to Koputaroa School

Koputaroa School (est. 1891) is a beautiful rural school located approximately 7 km north of Levin (New Zealand) between SH 1 and SH 57. We are a full primary, decile 6 school with a roll that fluctuates between 185 – 200.

Koputaroa (Koputoroa) is the name of the local settlement and in Māori it means Breast of the Albatross (Toroa). This name refers to the heavy fog that fills the valley, and from the hill near the Marae, looks like the breast of an albatross. Koputaroa School was originally called Kereru and the school’s emblem is a Kereru.

Enrolments for 2023

The Koputaroa School Board invites applications for enrolment for the 2023 school year.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or school website.

Applications are to be made in writing to the Principal by requesting an application for enrolment form (office@koputaroa.school.nz)

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.  If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on the dates below.  Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Details relating to the third enrolment period are as follows.

Length of enrolment period:  from Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September (Term 3, 2023). Deadline for receipt of applications: 19 May 2023

Date of ballot: 2 June 2023 - THERE WILL BE NO BALLOT FOR THIS PERIOD 

Details relating to the fourth enrolment period are as follows.

Length of enrolment period:  from Monday 9 October to Monday 18 December (Term 4, 2023). Deadline for receipt of applications: 11 August 2023

Date of ballot: 25 August 2023 - 

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To develop a community of innovative learners within a supportive environment

Nā te manaaki, nā te tiaki ka ora ngā mōemōea o te reanga whakatipu

For a rural school we have a large dedicated and committed staff: We have a non-teaching Principal, 8 classroom teachers, a full time Office Manager, four Teacher Aides,  a support teacher, part-time caretaker and cleaner.

At our school we place a huge emphasis on quality learning and teaching and firmly believe in the principles of formative practice – children being actively involved in the learning and teaching process. Our dedicated staff are very committed to providing our children with the best possible learning experiences and children enjoy a collaborative, supportive, engaging and motivational learning environment