Who we are

Hikuai School is a beautiful rural school set beneath the majestic Pinnacles Mountain, next to the meandering Tairua River. We serve the educational needs of tamariki from Hikuai, Pauanui and Tairua, with each location being only a short distance away. We offer a bus service for students to and from both of 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 a big heart the pinnacle of primary school education.  We hope to see you soon, come and join our family. 

Vision Statement

"Striving towards our 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."