Principals Welcome

Tēnā koutou katoa, nau mai haere mai ki te kura o Pillans Point! Welcome to Pillans Point School. As the Principal, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all students and whānau.

Our school is a vibrant and nurturing learning community where every learner is encouraged to grow and develop to their full potential. We believe that every child has unique strengths and abilities, and our dedicated team of educators are committed to providing a learning environment that fosters these strengths and supports each student's individual needs.

At Pillans Point School, we believe that education is about much more than just academic achievement. We aim to provide a holistic education that includes opportunities for creativity, physical activity, and personal growth. Our school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities that help learners develop their passions and interests and embraces the developmental stages of each child.

At our kura, we encourage students to take risks and explore new challenges, both inside and outside of the classroom. We believe that by fostering a sense of adventure in our students, we are helping them to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life.

We also believe in the importance of building strong relationships within our school community. Our staff work closely with parents and caregivers to create a supportive network that helps students succeed. We value open communication and encourage parents to be involved in their child's education.

I am honoured to lead such a wonderful school community, and I look forward to working with you to support the growth and development of your child. Thank you for choosing Pillans Point School as your partner in education.


Ngā mihi nui,

Jacq Price


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Jacq Price - Principal



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

2024 - 2026 Strategic Plan

Please click on the image below to download a copy of our 2024-2026 Strategic Plan.

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2024 Annual Plan

Please click on the image below to download a copy of our 2024 Annual Plan.

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Term Dates



Term 1

Wednesday 7th February  - Friday 12th April

Good Friday - 29th March

Easter Monday - 1st April

Easter Tuesday - 2nd April 


Term 2 

Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July

King's Birthday - Monday 3rd June

Matariki - Friday 28th June


Term 3

Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September


Term 4

Monday 14th October - Friday 20th December

Labour Day - Monday 28th October



2025 - Provisional


Term 1

Friday 31st January - Ko wai au? (Meet the teacher)

Monday 3rd February - Friday 11th April


Term 2

Monday 28th April - Friday 27th June

King's Birthday - Monday 2nd June

Matariki - Friday 20th June


Term 3

Monday 14th July - Friday 19th September


Term 4

Monday 6th October - no later than Friday 18th December

Labour Day - Monday 27th October


Community Pool Use



Pillans Point School views the school pool as a resource for the community, outside of school hours.  Each summer, the school sells pool access to members of our school community via the PalGate app.

When people share a communal space like a pool, it's important for everyone to be considerate and follow the rules and etiquette to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for all.  

Please note: Dogs are not allowed inside the pool gates or in the pool itself.  



End of Season - Friday 5th April 2024

Pool Hours:  

8am - 8pm on Weekends and Holidays

4:30pm to 8pm on School days (allows uninterrupted time for sport teams)

*please note these are strict times and your app will be set for the above. You will not have access to the pool outside of these hours.


For Health and Safety reasons, there will be a maximum of 75 Pool accesses sold to the community.


Start of Season - Saturday 11th November 2023

End of Season - Friday 5th April 2024

All dates are subject to change without notice.


Cost - $100  $60  - from 18 January, for the balance of the season.




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

Pool access will be through the use of the PalGate App. Once you have registered and paid for pool access by completing the form below; you will be emailed instructions on how to download & use the PalGate app.  * The app is locked to your phone number, so please choose the most commonly used device at signup.  Two devices per pool payment (both users must be within the family group). 

Once you have downloaded and set the app up; you will have access to the pool.

The app will only work if you are 1m or less away from the pool gate.

Due to the elimination of physical keys; we no longer need to charge a bond and the cost for pool access is now $100 for the season. 


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Please ensure if you are the last person in the pool that you put the cover back on. This can be done by one strong person but works best/smoother with two people (one to lift from the roll and one to pull).  This helps us keep costs down, keeping in the warmth and reducing the need for excess chemicals.



Pool Access Registration Form 


We are currently not taking any more applications for the 23/24 season.


Please note - you have to complete payment at the end of this registration form. If you don't make payment when prompted after completing the form; your registration will not be sent to us to process.



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 at School 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 $25


Blast Fleece $75














Jacket $55


Track Pants $50 (optional)

Track Pants


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

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All of the School's policies and procedures are now available online. 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 (pillanspoint) and the password (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 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 choose 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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sKids- Before and After School Care

At sKids Pillans Point your kids will find fun, friends and new challenges.

Before School we provide a tasty breakfast, giving each child the right start for a great day of learning. We’ll play a group game or activity and then make time to do homework if it’s needed.

After School we serve a nutritious afternoon tea, run an activity, and deal to any homework so you don’t have to! Whether you need care for full weeks or a few days a term, your child will be safe, secure, and having a great time.

School Holidays are filled with fun and adventure. Our Holiday Programmes take your kids on a journey of discovery and creativity with crafts, science experiments, sports and games, teamwork challenges and lots more. We even go out on and explore our community for trip days!


View the handbook




Feet First

Will you partner with us to reduce after school traffic? The Tauranga City Council are fielding complaints about our school traffic! Alongside this, as a school we want to keep kids safe. Pillans Point School is growing. Our after school traffic problem, will only get better, if we are all committed to making some changes. 

Pillans Point School are working with the Tauranga City Council and NZ Police to develop healthy habits, that will also reduce our traffic problems. All children have attended either Reuben the Road Safety Bear, or Dan the Puppet Man regarding road safety. The Year 1 to Year 4 children have also had practical road crossing lessons from the NZ Police. 

This is an incentives based programme to get kids walking, scootering, biking, or park 'n' striding to school. Park 'n' stride is to reduce the traffic at the turn around by parking at least 500m away from the school e.g. Countdown, Rutherford Park, or along Pillans Road. Children will walk to your agreed location after school. 

For your children to get involved in this programme they need to ask their teacher for a Feet First card. Then everytime they walk, scooter, bike or park 'n' stride they tell their teacher and get their card stamped.  After receiving a certain number of stamps they will be rewarded with bag tags.


2019-2022 Re-developments

In the May 2017 Budget the National Government approved $5M to Pillans Point School to support the redevelopment of the school due to its significant roll growth. 

To ensure that our school site was protected for the future growth and development, a site Master Plan was created that updated all services and then proposed the best plan for redeveloping our site. 

As at May 2019, the master plan is completed and Stage One & Two of the project are in conceptual design phase. 

The image below shows the main stages of the project, what is happening and where. 


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