Principals Welcome

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa

Hello everybody here
Warm greetings to everyone

At Pillans Point School we believe that learning at school should be seen as an ‘Adventure’ that is ongoing and never ending. Our role as a school is to build on the learning from home to give your children the skills and competencies to go on a great adventure in life.

‘Adventurous Learning’ is a motto that guides our schools strategic direction as well as our school curriculum. We believe it is a motto that is aspirational, inspirational and achievable.

Through our ‘Adventurous Learning’ motto, the vision for our students and teachers is to ‘Seek new opportunities while challenging ourselves to grow as learners’. This is a model for teaching and learning, decision making and professional practice.

Seeking New Opportunities

Is about trying new things in our teaching and learning that engage and motivate us to want to learn. We consider research and development in educational fields as part of new opportunities.

Challenging Ourselves

Is about asking questions into what we are doing and why we are doing it. It is seeing teaching and learning as an inquiry process where we look to evaluate what we are doing and inquire into our next steps to improve outcomes for all learners in our school.


This is where we learn, refine and apply. We have developed skills and abilities and we begin to apply these as we work and learn.


This is our end goal, we are all learners. We want our school community all to be learners.
Seeking new opportunities while challenging ourselves to develop and grow as learners’ is an ongoing cyclic process of teaching and learning.

The ‘Pillans Point Learner Competencies’ have been designed and shaped to meet the needs of our school and the students from our community. They are the competencies that we want children to learn, know, develop and master as they move through our school from the age of five through to year six.
Research highlights a dual focus on academics and developing life skills is critical for children’s success. Mastery of such traits predicts children’s academic and future success throughout life as well, if not better, than academic success alone.

We believe that when learning and working through our five Pillans Point Competencies we will be applying the 5 Key Competencies outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum document in ‘meaningful contexts’ NZC p38. We see the Pillans Point School Learner Competencies as social competencies that will be learned alongside and through the traditional curriculum (Mathematics, Sciences, The Arts, Technology, Social Science, Health & Physical Education and English) both of which have equal importance within our classrooms.

We have a talented team of teaching and support staff who work together to create the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for your children. We have a strong school culture that is built around many of the exciting things that happen within our school.

Our school is made up of four teaching teams based around children’s ages, as well as a School House system that encourages children of all ages to mix with each other. (Don’t worry, all families are in the same house too, this stops the morning arguments on which house is the best on X Country day!)

As a school we welcome parents to take a full and active part in their child's learning. We encourage you to have open communication with your child's teacher and the school leadership team. Should at any stage you wish to discuss your child in relation to their schooling please do not hesitate to make contact with us.

Ngā manaakitanga

Matt Simeon
Pillans Point School


Matt Simeon - Principal



Check out this cool video of our school. It gives you a brief insight of our daily life, school activities and environment.

Term Dates 2019


Term 1  - 4 February - 12 April
Term 2  - 29 April - 5 July
Term 3  - 22 July - 27 September
Term 4  - 14 October - 19 December

Easter Break 19 April - 23 April

Teacher Only Days 

Monday March 4th 

Public Holidays 

New Year's Day — Tuesday 1 January
Waitangi Day — Wednesday 6 February
Good Friday — Friday 19 April
Easter Monday — Monday 22 April
ANZAC Day — Thursday 25 April
Queen's Birthday — Monday 3 June
Labour Day — Monday 28 October

Community Pool Use

Pillans Point School views the school pool as a resource for the community, outside of school hours.  Each summer (Approx. October - March) the school sells pool keys to member of our school community. 

In return, we ask that families using the pool respect it and use it as if it was their own pool in their backyard. 


Our school pool has 24/7 security camera coverage that we will use in the case of misuse of the pool area. 

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Pool Rules 

Pool Rules

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Pool Key Application


Parent Name *
Email *
Mobile Number *
Eldest Child's Name *
Child's Room Number *
Please provide us you bank account details so we are able to process your refund in bulk at the end of the season. Failure to do so may result in not getting your bond back. *



This form requires a payment of $100.00.
After submitting this form, you'll be redirected to our payment page to make the payment and complete the form submission.
Failure to complete the payment will mean the form ISN'T submitted to the School.




Pillans Point School  has teamed up with Kukri to supply our school uniform . Kukri have been our valued supplier for over 6 years.

Uniform can be tried on and purchased either at School or online. The school holds stock of most items onsite.

Click on the pdf button below to download an order form.

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Main Uniform Garments

Polo Shirt $35



Shorts $35



 Skort $35



Bucket Hat $15

Bucket Hat


Wide Brim Hat $25

Wide Brim

Fleece $50



Jacket $60



Track Pants $50

Track Pants


Please click on the PDF button to download a sizing chart.

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All the school's policies and procedures are now available on-line. Just click here to be taken directly to our policies and procedures.

The site requires a user name and password to gain access. The required user name is pillanspoint and the password is pillans

To Review a Policy:

  1. Follow the blue link to "Schooldocs" and log in using the user name is pillanspoint and the password is pillans.
  2. Look for the red print and click on 'currently under review' . This is situated in the middle of  the page.
  3. Select a policy and read and it. You only need to review the grey printing at the top of the page as the supporting documentation will be reviewed at a later date. (If you chose to you may read the supporting documentation by clicking on the red print).
  4. Click on the Review Policy button (top right of page, bold black print).
  5. Log in by choosing your category in the drop down menu; either Parent, Staff Member or  Board Member.
  6. Secondly write your name (optional).
  7. Complete the response form.

For families without Internet access a review form can be collected form the office.

Thank you for taking the time to respond, your participation is appreciated.

Copyright: Except where stated, the content on this site is the copyright of SchoolDocs Ltd. It may not be reproduced without written permission from SchoolDocs Ltd.

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HomeTime- Before and After School Care


HomeTime offers both School Holiday Programmes along with before and after school care programmes onsite at our school. HomeTime are a sepetate entitiy from Pillans Point School. Enrolments and enquiries should be made directly with HomeTime