Haere Mai / Welcome

Tonu to tatou pai / Always our Best

Kia ora, Bula, Namaskaram, Aynubowan, Habari

Welcome to Hauroko Valley Primary School. 

I am incredibly privileged to be the Principal of this stunning school. We are a U2 Full Primary catering for students in Years 1-8. 


Hauroko Valley Primary School is located 10 minutes North of Tuatapere on the Southern Scenic Route on Highway 99.

Hauroko Valley is a community-focused school with strong links with our school families and the wider community.  Most of our students come from farming families within the Clifden, Orawia, Lilburn, Eastern Bush, and Blackmount districts within Western Southland. 

Our school community is incredibly active and committed to providing our students with learning provocations throughout our school curriculum.  Our strong working partnership between home and school supports us in ensuring our children are motivated learners striving for excellence as our motto - "tonu to tatou pai / always our best". 

We have an amazing group of kaiako who are dedicated to providing authentic and engaging learning environments and opportunities for all children to achieve. 


Our team of teachers is supported by skilled support staff who work alongside our children to guide personalized learning journeys.

As a school, we are proud of our location and history and utilise our rural setting;   including Lake Hauroko and the Clifden Historical Suspension Bridge

as symbols for our learning and ways of thinking. 


Hauroko Valley Primary School is a special place. 

Come and join us in working together as we learn for life.

Nga mihi nui, 

Julia Waikato