Pekerau Primary School - 742 Te Rahu Rd, Te Awamutu 3800 | Phone: 07-871 6025

Pekerau Primary School 

We are nestled on the outskirts of Te Awamutu township, we are a BIG little school.  That is, we are big on Aroha (love) while at just over 300 children we are still small enough so that everyone knows and takes care of each other.    We pride ourselves on being a whanau orientated school, many of our teachers and staff have children that attend Pekerau and we love opportunities for our whole school to come together such as whole school assemblies, whole school singing and sporting events.   

We value open and honest communication with our whanau, families and community.  In addition to our website, you can learn more about us by following our Facebook page, downloading our school app from the android or apple store and by requesting to be added to your child's class seesaw app.

If you would like to visit our school please contact the school office or our Principal who will be happy to show you around. 

Our History

Pekerau School was officially opened on the 3rd February 1958 with a roll of 263 pupils. Primer one to Standard 4. At that stage, it had no official name and was known as 'Te Awamutu No. 2 school'. 
Mr Cyril Meads was the first headmaster. The school log recorded 6 teachers, 1 clerk and 1 PA.
The caretaker was Mr Lethbridge.

"Pekerau” the official name given to this school on 17-04-58, was supposed to be an abbreviation of Pekepekarau, the early Maori name for the area. The spelling should have been "Pekarau” but was mistakenly written as Pekerau. *Pekapekarau means "a multitude of bats”

Te Awamutu is 30 km south of Hamilton and approximately 15 km east of Mt. Pirongia.
We attract families from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. The community is supportive and we have a dedicated Board of Trustees (B.O.T) and active Friends of the School. Regular meetings are held for both and parents/caregivers are welcome to attend.

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