About Us

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Porirua School is a Co-Ed, Year 1 - 6 primary school where students' needs are the first consideration in decision making.

Our mission statement,

"Porirua School aims to have happy, healthy children who enjoy learning with the help and support of the many cultures reflected in our community,"

The many cultures that are a part of our school give the school a rich diversity, where students grow up appreciating other cultures and their beliefs. Porirua School enjoys the support of the community. It has an open door policy and values input from the community. The school is a safe, secure and positive environment for students, staff parent and caregivers. Students feel valued and supported and learn to make choices and to take responsibility for their decisions. 

Students, staff and the community have high e
xpectations of the students' achievement in developing their talents to their full potential, intellectually, personally and socially. The school provides a rich variety of life and learning experiences for the students inside and outside the classroom. We aim to open their eyes to the world and the opportunities it provides. A major focus for students is the development of self-esteem and enhancing their talents and skills in the belief that they will achieve their goals.

Porirua School is the oldest school in the Porirua Basin. In 1863, public money was advanced to Porirua School, which was originally sited by the Barracks in Paremata. Before moving to its present site in Elsdon in 1958, it was located where the Porirua Town Centre currently stands. Many successful local identities had their early schooling at Porirua School.