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Welcome to Hokowhitu School

Our vibrant school is situated in the heart of Palmerston North.  The historic main school building and large nikau palm trees are both prominent features on Albert Street.  Our school roll of over 300, New Entrant to Year 6 students, is diverse. We love the multicultural atmosphere at Hokowhitu School and celebrating the cultures of our students is something we are passionate about.

Wonderful Learning Experiences:

Learning at Hokowhitu School is strongly centred around the New Zealand Curriculum with the vision of creating life long learners.  We have developed the ‘Wonder Way of Learning’ to develop ‘inquiry learning’ skills at Hokowhitu School.  This involves students very own ‘I wonder’ questions being at the heart of learning, discovering, investigating and creating.  Our school programmes in Literacy and Numeracy are aligned with the National Standards and support learners at all levels and stages of development.


Wonderful Facilities:

Our classrooms are modern learning spaces creatively displaying high quality student learning and artwork.   Each classroom has a selection of technology to support teaching and learning.  Data projectors, lcd screens, ipads, laptops and ipods are a key part of classroom learning experiences.   Our school is nearly completely fitted out with ergonomic furniture specifically designed for children and each classroom has its own heat pump. 

Hokowhitu School has extensive grounds with our playing fields also bordering onto Hokowhitu Park.  Our playgrounds include dedicated senior and junior areas, a huge slide, pirate ship, two large sandpits and basketball/netball courts.  The student council are currently planning to build a tree house to further enhance our environment for children.    


Hokowhitu School truly is a ‘Wonderful Place for Kids’.