Te Kura Māori o Porirua

(04) 235 9617 n.andrews@kura-porirua.school.nz 392 Warspite Ave, Ascot Park, Porirua 5024

tō mātou kura OUR SCHOOL

Information for Parents

Our kura has an Open Door Policy, which means that parents are welcome to come into the kura and visit anytime.  Please feel free to visit your child's rōpū to observe or help your child or other children.  Also please feel free to come into the staff room at anytime for a cup of coffee or tea.
If you are interested in helping on a regular basis, please talk to your childs kaiako. There are lots of ways that parents can help and there are a few places in the kura that English can be spoken so kaua e whakamā, haere mai!

Contacting staff: Please note that all staff are able to be contacted vis the email, the addresses as the initial of the staff members first name followed by their surname and the kura address for example s.tukukino@kura-porirua.school.nz or e.wharehinga@kura-porirua.school.nz.  Kaimahi email addresses are on the kura app.


If your child is going to be absent from Kura through illness or some sort of emergency, there are two main ways of letting the kura know:

Use the kura app to either send an email or to call the office.

Ring the kura yourself - 042359617

Please ring the kura first thing in the morning and leave a message. This helps us to ensure the children are safe. If we do receive notification the kura will endeavour to contact Whānau to check the whereabouts of the children.


25 staff members presently hold valid First Aid Certificates, we therefore deal with minor accidents at school. If a serious accident occurs the parent or person listed for an emergency call is contacted. If contact cannot be made the Tumuaki will seek medical advice and take whatever action deemed necessary.

Lost Property

Lost Property is collected and stored in the kura staffroom. Please help us to keep this to a minimum by naming your childrens clothes.

Kura Uniform

The kura has a compulsory uniform. The summer uniform for Year 1-8 consists of a flash polo shirt embroidered with the kura logo, navy shorts, a burgundy kura sweatshirt and black or brown sandals. Optional items include navy track suit pants, black socks, maroon fleece jacket, maroon stadium jacket, kura embroidered jersey (Year 8 only) and culottes.

You will find a copy of the school uniform with prices and order form within your enrolment pack.

A separate notice regarding the Year 9-13 uniform is available on request.

Kura Bus

The kura has three buses that travel different routes to transport to and from Titahi bay, Elsdon and Porirua East to school. The cost for the bus is $15 per child/ $25 per family per term to the maximum of $100.00 per family annually. Students need to be registered with the school office to be able to travel on these buses. For more details and/or to register your child please contact the office. The school bus is not available to casual users.

Stationery List

Each pou has its own stationery list. The kura has packs that can be ordered and purchased or, the stationery list for each pou can be emailed to you.

Whānau Whānui Hui

Regular Whānau Whānui Hui are held on thursday nights. We usually plan one per term. Please contact the Kura to confirm the dates of these hui.  If you have any issues you would like to discuss further at these Hui please contact either Michelle or Sophie.

Official School Times

The kura is open at 8:30am daily.  While we would prefer children not to arrive before this time , if there is no other choice please discuss this with Sophie.  Kura will finish at 3:00pm.

Important Dates:

Term 1 Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April
Term 2 - Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Term 3 - Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September
Term 4 - Monday 16 October to TBC (based on kura start date)

Waitangi Day - February, Monday 6
Good Friday - April, Friday 14
Easter Monday - April, Monday 17
Easter Tuesday - April, Tuesday 18
Anzac Day - April, Tuesday 25
Queen's Birthday - June, Monday 5
Labour Day - October, Monday 23

Special Events 2017

Term 1 - Kai@Kura, Goal Setting Hui, Athletics, Manu Kōrero ā-Kura, National Secondary School Waka Ama Competition, Swimming Programme, Matatini (24/2) Kura closed
Term 2 - Goal Setting Hui, Manu Kōrero ā-Rohe, Rā Kaumātua, Pū Kōrero, 
Term 3 - Goal Setting Hui, School Photo's
Term 4 - Goal Setting Hui, Rā Kaukau, Year 8 Graduation, Year 13 Graduation, End of Year Prizegiving