Educating our people to meet the demands of the modern workplace is a high priority and South Taranaki offers a wide range of education facilities. Secondary schools, full primary, primary, intermediate and a huge range of early childhood options ensure that families have access to quality education to suit their needs.
Pre-schoolers are well catered for with a choice of kindergartens, childcare centres, preschools, playcentres, kohanga reo, creches and play groups.
Primary schools are located across the region offering a range in classroom and school size and catering for children from age 5 to 13 (Years 1-8) or 5-11 (Years 1-6) or 9-11 (Years 5 and 6). All schools are State or State Integrated schools.
Boarding options are available as close as Stratford, and cities of New Plymouth and Wanganui. Both cities offer excellent tertiary programmes and qualifications too.
South Taranaki Schools Directory - an excellent school directory listing all South Taranaki schools for all primary and secondary year levels.
South Taranaki Early Childhood Directory - list of all South Taranaki early childhood centres.
Education Review Office – for reviews of schools and early childhood education services and national reports on current education practice.
For all Council enquiries, information, and customer service
Ph: (06) 278 0555
Toll free: 0800 111 323
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Fax: (06) 278 8757
Address: 105-111 Albion St, Hawera 4610
Post: Private Bag 902, Hawera 4640
Hawera High School
Opunake High School
Patea Area School
St Josephs Opunake
St Josephs Patea
St Pats Kaponga