About Our School

Kia ora!

We are a small friendly co-educational primary school in the seaside town of Hokitika, on the West Coast of the South Island.

We have around 160 students learning in 7 classrooms.

We teach students from Year 0 to 6 (from age 5 to age 11), in English and in Te Reo Māori.

Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all tamariki (children) and their whānau (families). HPS is a place where all our students are given the learning experiences they need to strengthen their sense of identity and belonging, and to become confident, life-long learners who participate fully in their communities.

Our students are empowered to become empathetic citizens, guided by ‘Play is the Way’ - our behaviour education programme. Our learning programmes are future-focused and evidence based.

Our staff are committed to ongoing professional development - most recently in Oracy, Mathematics, Reading and Digital Technology. We are a proud Enviroschool and this practice supports our learning and decision making across the school.

Uniform:

Uniform items with our HPS logo can be bought from The Warehouse in Greymouth. Please note it is not compulsory to have the items with the logo. Non-branded clothing is fine. We usually have some second-hand uniform items for sale at school.

  • Summer Terms (1 and 4): Navy blue wide-brimmed hat.
  • Red polo shirt - short-sleeved or long-sleeved (most students wear short) - with school logo or without.
  • Red fleece jersey - with school logo or without. Usually with a short zip. No hoodies please.
  • Navy blue shorts, skorts, culottes or track pants.
  • Shoes and socks - any colour. Ideally shoes that children can wear to run, climb trees and play.

What's special at our school?