Haere Mai - Welcome to Parklands School

Kia ora and welcome to the Parklands School website. We are a multi cultural, community based school in central Motueka.

'Kia kotahi tātou katoa'

‘In the heart of the community, with the community at heart‛

At Parklands School we celebrate the close links we have with our whanau and the community. Our aim at Parklands School is to prepare all our tamariki for their future by providing a balanced education that enables their development within a caring environment and in partnership with the community.

Andrea Smith

Parklands School Principal / Tumuaki


Prospective families are invited to call Sequoya in the school office on (03) 5288978 to arrange a visit to our kura, or alternatively email the Principal / Tumuaki Andrea Smith for enrolment information.

Parklands School / Te Kura o Pakarana provides:

  • Quality education for all students

  • A caring and supportive environment, with wellbeing being our number one priority!

  • Friendly and approachable staff

  • A choice of English or Māori medium classes

  • Free and healthy school lunches for all students

  • Duffy Books in Home (free choice of books to take home for our tamariki!)

  • Targeted student support programmes

  • A wide range of sporting opportunities (including Karate!)

  • Stunning swimming pool

  • Fully fenced, extensive school grounds with a wide variety of activities and play equipment, including a bike track and bikes (with helmets of course!)

  • Fruit in schools

  • Well established Kapa Haka and music groups

  • A beautiful onsite library

  • PMP - Perceptual Motor Programme for Juniors

  • Performing Arts opportunities (eg. School Productions)

  • Successful Transition to School Programme

  • SWiS (Family Whanau Worker)

  • MoTEC onsite (Motueka Technology Centre)

  • Dental Clinic onsite

  • Situated in the centre of town and in walking distance of many amenities including the new Motueka Public Library