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Pukekohe High School




Kia ora!  Welcome to Pukekohe High School, a co-ed state secondary school for students in Year 9 through to Year 13.   We are located in Auckland and 30 mins by car from Auckland International Airport.  You can study at Pukekohe High School for a minimum of 3 weeks through to 5 years!

At Pukekohe High School, we welcome students from all over the world and currently have students from 4 different continents!  We offer all students, a positive place of learning with academic and social support so that you can get the most of your education experience as well as your personal growth.  We provide a range of learning experiences and help you create pathways that will lead to success at school and in your future. In addition to our academic programme, we offer opportunities to develop their interests through an extensive range of arts, music, drama, outdoor pursuits, sports and cultural groups.  Its a great way to learn new things as well as share your own culture and experience.

Pukekohe High School offers you:

  • A one-stop International Office which operates all year
  • Options for short-term and long-term study
  • The New Zealand school curriculum, NCEA
  • Art suites with facilities for painting, printmaking, design and photography
  • Drama, dance and music suites and gyms
  • Modern classrooms and science laboratories, art and food technology workshops
  • Spacious grounds surrounded by trees and sports fields
  • Accommodation: at Pukekohe High School, you can stay with an amazing homestay family.  The International Office will organise this for you and make sure that you are collected from the airport when you arrive and live with a family that has the same interests as you
  • English as a Second Language support: tutors and teachers are available for support if you need it.  Further academic support is always available as well.

 International Orientation

As a new international student to Pukekohe High School, we want to welcome you to school as well as to NZ so we start with a Poowhiri as a formal welcome.  This is followed by a morning tea, meeting other students, a tour of the School and an introduction from the International Office team.  At this time, we also make sure that we have your student visa and insurance documentation copied and filed for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pukekohe High School soon!

Ngaa mihi!

More about Pukekohe High School

International Student Testimonials:

"I am Tina from Hong Kong. It is my 3rd time to stay in Pukekohe High School. For the first and second times I came here for 4-5 weeks as a summer course during my summer holiday 2 years in a row. I stayed with 2 different host families during the course. Although, they had different lifestyles, I got used to it within a short time and they were nice to me!

It is a good and positive environment for us to learn as the school provides us more freedom and less pressure compare to the schools in HK.   The teachers are patient to answer my questions about schoolwork and I have many opportunities to explore around New Zealand . Therefore, I came back and study in Pukekohe High. I hope I will enjoy the remaining high school life in the school!”


“Hi my name is Naho and I am from Japan. I really enjoy being in New Zealand and have experienced so many things that I could only do here. I have made lots of friends here and have lots of memories.

The school is so kind, even though my English wasn't so good when I first arrived everyone at the school was so kind and helpful.

The whole Pukekohe Community is really sweet, I have loved my time here, I am really lucky as I've never been homesick because it’s so much fun here!”


“Hi I am Jasper and I'm from Germany. I have really enjoyed Pukekohe High School this term. The big open spaces are so good at the school has which is unlike back home where it is just one building. I have enjoyed my studies and found most of the subjects quite easy. I especially enjoyed my food technology class. The Homestay family have been really nice and kind and I have been able to visit many places around Auckland with them whilst here like the Sky Tower, the beaches and the Mt Eden volcanic crater.

I look forward to coming back one day and bringing my brother and family with me.”


Contact details


Pukekohe High School
14 Harris Street
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Phone number

+64 09 237 0117
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