You should be with us.

Hikuai School is a beautiful rural school set below the majestic Pinnacles and next to the meandering Tairua River. We serve the educational needs of students in both Pauanui and Tairua with each location being only a short distance away. We are also proudly the only school that offers a free bus service for students to and from these communities.


Hikuai students are immersed in a stunning environment which when combined with the benefits of small class sizes, innovative teachers and future-focused learning makes our little school with the big heart the pinnacle of primary school education.  We hope to see you soon, come and join our family. 

Vision Statement

"Striving towards my pinnacle"


School Whakatauki

"Tu Ake Tu Kaha - Stand Tall Stand Strong"

Mission Statement

"Together we will create a stimulating environment that will support each learner to reach their pinnacle, encouraging them to take responsibility for their own attitude toward learning and to make a difference."

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