Karaka School is situated in a beautiful tree studded rural location on the Pukekohe Highway (State Highway 22).  The school is located 4km from the Southern Motorway's Drury off ramp and is 8km travelling from Pukekohe.

Karaka School endeavours to provide a supportive and caring educational environment where parental and community interest  and involvement is welcomed.

The staff and BOT of Karaka School encourage the highest standards in all that is undertaken, emphasising a traditional, yet well balanced curriculum and endeavouring to develop in the children the knowledge, attitude and skills that will enable them to reach their full potential.


Our aim is to establish policies and practices that will develop academic, social, emotional and physical skills to enhance the health, growth and total well being of all children. 

Currently the school has nine classrooms, with another junior class starting in Term 3, a school hall, a library, a resource room, a swimming pool, and a junior and senior adventure play area. There are two large grassed playing areas and a good number of trees throughout the ground. 

During 2016, the school strategic plan will continue the strong emphasis on the core curriculum areas and on an educational partnership which welcomes and encourages the involvement of parents in the learning process. 

In addition to academic areas we will be continuing our emphasis in the Arts, Sport and Outdoor Education. As a school we are very proud of our achievements in these areas in 2015 and will continue to encourage all students to develop all round skills and to be proud of being a student at Karaka School.

Parental interest in Karaka School is high with good attendance evident at such activities as parent interviews, our extensive outdoor education programme, sports and Agricultural Days.


Sarah Hynds,

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Term Dates 2016

Term 1 - 02 February to 15 April 
Term 2 - 02 May to 08 July 
Term 3 - 25 July to 23 September
Term 4 - 10 October to 15 December