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Te Puke High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Te Puke is located in the beautiful Tauranga area famous for its beaches, leisure activities and shopping. Te Puke High School is a friendly future-focused school with around 1000 students and 30 international students. The school has a supportive, modern and technologically advanced learning environments, with excellent NCEA results. We provide a great level of student support with a dedicated international department team. We have a wide range of academic and practical subjects to choose from as well as many co-curricular activities including sports, music and performing arts. Friendly, active and caring homestays are selected. International students will have a real kiwi experience at Te Puke High School.

Contact Te Puke High School
Physical address

Tui Street
3153 Te Puke
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Phone numbers

+64 7 5739769 ext 350

  • Number of students: 900-1000
  • Number of international students: 25-30
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Te Puke High School has new, modern learning environments including the school’s Student Learning Centre which is a purpose-built facility and contains break out study rooms, student net-books, non-fiction and fiction areas. Multimedia teaching facilities are available in every classroom. There are specialist ICT pods in Art and Technology and every learning area has access to approximately 600 computers. The School has a wide range of sporting facilities, including a gymnasium, rugby and soccer fields, Olympic sized swimming pool, nine tennis and netball courts.

The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and picturesque views.

When James Cook arrived in 1769, he anchored off a great bay ‘full of plantations and villages’ that was, he noted ‘a bay of plenty’. The Bay of Plenty, today, is no less a place of plenty. Around Tauranga are hectares of orchards and gardens producing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados. Add to this bounty the local wines and the plentiful fresh seafood and you just know that this is a place where you will dine well.

Mount Maunganui, a short distance from Tauranga, has spectacular beaches which are a magnet for surfers all year round. For the adventurous, there’s skydiving and for those more keen on terra firma, blokarting (small land yachts) will blow the cobwebs away.

Visit White Island – a quick helicopter ride from Whakatane – and you can walk, yes, on an active volcano as it hisses, belches and rumbles. It’s that same geothermal activity that provides the hot pools and spas that you will find in many places where you can relax and let the world slide by. There is plentiful accommodation in the area; everything from bed and breakfasts through to hotels and boutique lodges.
Main centres: 

Tauranga, Whakatane


Katikati, Kawerau, Mount Maunganui, Opotiki, Te Puke, White Island (Whakaari)

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Education Tauranga is the local student body
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