About TPHS

Welcome to Te Puke High School, the Bay's Friendly, Future Focused School

Guiding Principles/Nga Mātāpono

Vision/Anga Whakamua

Inspiring our students and staff to be future-focused, lifelong learners who have a strong sense of identity and realise their potential.
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Mission/Te Manawanui

To provide a stimulating environment that engages and challenges each and every learner to fulfil the Core Values.
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Core Values/Nga Uaratanga

5Rs

Respect

  • Value Learning
  • Value People
  • Value Property
  • Value Passion

Responsibility

  • Ready to Learn
  • Willing to Learn
  • Helping Others to Learn
  • Be Accountable

Relationships

  • Positive Interactions
  • Unconditional Inclusion
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Mutual Trust

Resilience

  • Be positive
  • Self Motivated
  • Respond constructively
  • Support Others

Realising Potential

  • Be Challenged
  • Be Involved
  • Be Proactive
  • Celebrate Success

Leadership

Tena Koutou Katoa, welcome.
I am proud to introduce our wonderful school to you. Te Puke High School is a friendly, future focussed school, which aims to provide quality learning experiences for each and every student. Our students are placed at the heart of our school. Our highly professional dedicated staff strive to form strong positive learning partnerships with each and every student.
Education is an important asset for each student’s future in an ever-changing world. At Te Puke High School we take learning seriously. Within a supportive environment, our students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and aim for excellence in everything they do.
When our students leave Te Puke High School, I want them to be technologically literate, able to gain new knowledge and skills with relative ease and have the competitive advantage for success in local, national and global communities.
Te Puke High School is small enough to care and large enough to compete.
Alan Liddle, Principal

Governance

The Board of Trustees strives to deliver a high-performing school by setting high expectations that are driven through the strategic plan.
We aim to provide the students of our local community with a wide range of educational options that allow each student to reach their potential and to achieve their aspirations and career choices. Te Puke High School gives students the opportunity to excel academically, in sport, and in the arts.
Last year we welcomed the successful introduction of the new Junior Curriculum, which further cemented Te Puke High School’s position as an innovative and future-focused education provider. Initial planning and consultation by the Senior Leadership Team is underway on a new Senior Curriculum.
Members of the Board of Trustees are involved in the early stages of a feasibility study, which is considering the development of a new Action Centre for Te Puke High School and the community. We look forward to bringing this exciting project to all members of the community in the near future as we progress initial discussions.

Chairperson
Stephen Butler

Deputy Chairperson
Sherralee Barton

Trustees
Sherralee Barton
Mark Boyle
Boyd Harris
Sophie Thompson
Andy Wichers

Principal
Alan Liddle

Staff Trustee
Rebecca Wichmann

Student Trustee
Stephen Bell

Board Secretary:
Linda Horscroft
Phone:  573 9769 Ext: 250
Email:  linda.horscroft@tepuke.school.nz
Address:  PO Box 344, Te Puke 3153

“The Board of Trustees is passionate about ensuring that the community and its children are well served by Te Puke High School. The Board recognises the diversity of our community and is committed to working with Alan Liddle and his team to ensure Te Puke High School is a leading education provider.”
Stephen Butler, Chairperson

Te Puke

Te Puke is located in the Western Bay of Plenty region; 10 minutes drive from the coast, 30 kilometres southeast of Tauranga, 60 kilometres northeast from Rotorua and 75 kilometres northwest from Whakatane.  In addition to the kiwifruit industry, Te Puke has many citrus orchards, and a thriving farming sector, based on dairying, cattle, deer and sheep.  The Te Puke region is steeped in Māori and European history.

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Te Puke High School

Te Puke High School is a semi-rural, state, co-educational secondary school located in the township of Te Puke, which has a population of approximately 7000.  The school serves the area from Otamarakau in the East to Papamoa in the West with approximately half of the students travelling to and from school by bus.  The majority of students who attend Te Puke High School come from Te Puke Intermediate, with the balance from contributing full primary schools in the rural areas: which include: Pongakawa Primary, Rangiuru Primary, Pukehina Primary, Te Ranga Primary, Otamarakau Primary and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Matai.

Te Puke High School has a multicultural population of approximately 900 students including: 49% New Zealand European, 37%, Māori, 10% Asian (including 6% Indian), 4% Other European, 4% Pasifika. Staff consist of approximately 60 Teaching Staff and 30 Support Staff.

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