Principal's welcome

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kura Tuatahi ō Hokitika - Welcome to Hokitika Primary School.

Hokitika Primary is 'A Cool Little School in a Cool Little Town’. You'll find us nestled amongst the flora and fauna of the West Coast rainforest with panoramic views of the Southern Alps.

We are a small contributing school with a big heart. We cater to children in Years 0 - 6 (ages 5 to 11) in English medium and in Māori medium.

Our vision is to nurture independent, empathetic, capable, life-long learners. Our school motto, ‘Whaia te iti kahurangi - Seek the finest treasure’, underpins this vision.

The Staff, Board of Trustees and I are proud to have created a fun, caring school that works with whānau (family, extended family, and caregivers) to provide the best for our children.

Nāku noa, nā

Shane Baillie

Principal