Welcome to Paerata School

Paerata School caters for children from Year 1 to 8. The school is located within an attractive physical environment and places an emphasis on retaining rural traditions. Since the 2005 review the principal and staff have continued to maintain strong links with families and the community. The Māori student population and the school roll has significantly increased. The board has a positive ERO reporting history.


Teachers regularly collect and analyse student achievement information. This information contributes to an overall school-wide picture that promotes further discussion for staff and the board. Reading information shows that overall half of students in Years 3 to 8 achieve at or above national expectation.