Riverhills School

Our vision: enthusiastic, successful learners who interact with confidence and respect.

Welcome to Riverhills School. We are a small, vibrant primary school in Pakuranga, Auckland, catering for students in Years 1 to 6. Please use the enrolment page on this website to request an appointment or an enrolment pack. We look forward to meeting you.

Latest News...

Whole School Picnic Day

When: Friday 13 December

Where: Te Pene Beach (near Maraetai)

Buses will leave school at 9.30am and return by 2.30pm.

All children need to return their permission slip and $5 (covers bus cost). A copy is available on the Newsletters page of this website if your child has not given you one.

All families and whanau are welcome. If travelling on the bus please pay $5 per person.

Splash Day

Our students are working hard to earn 50 000 Respect LOOP points by the end of Monday so that we can have a Splash Day on Tuesday 10 December.

Your child will need togs (or a change of clothes to get wet in) and a towel.

Named water guns are welcome. These need to be handed in to the teacher before school for safe keeping.


The raffle was drawn on Friday 6th of December. Congratulations to our raffle winners:

1st: Moetu Ria (ticket 535)

2nd: Ebz David (ticket 203)

3rd: Rieko Stephens (ticket 1245)

Thank you to everyone who sold tickets for this fundraiser. Our top three ticket selling families were:

1st: Narice's family

2nd: Ezekiel & Malachi's family

3rd: Lenyx's family

We have a 'thank you' gift for each of these three families - please call into the office to collect.


This week we're thinking about being kind as a way of showing 'Respect for Others' as part of our Respect LOOP.

Our classes are watching this video by 'Kid President' and coming up with some other things we should say more often.

Kapa Haka

Tino pai Riverhills kapa haka rōpū! Thank you to all whānau who supported Saturday's performance at Te Kōtuku Festival.

We are very proud of our tamariki, and hope that they are proud of themselves too.

Thanks to Whaea Sheryn and Matua Hemi for their amazing mahi with our school kapa haka. Tau ke!

Athletics Day

What a great day of running, jumping and throwing we had on our Athletics 'have a go' Day.

Thank you to all of the whānau who came along to show support - we really appreciated you being there.

Check out this video of highlights from the day in less than two minutes!

Duffy Theatre

Wow! What a great performance from the Duffy Theatre team. The show 'Duffy Gets Stuck in the Game' was a huge hit for the whole school. We all loved the story, the characters, the actors and the audience participation.

Thank you Duffy Books in Homes for providing this awesome experience for our learners.


What a fabulous night.

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the show.

Please have a look at the photos we have put in our Photo Gallery.

Start of Term 4

Term Four starts at 9am on Monday 14th of October. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school.

A reminder that a school sunhat is part or the compulsory school uniform in Term 4.

We will allow a two week grace period for families to provide a named hat before enforcing 'no hat no play'.

Koanga Festival

Congratulations to our junior and senior kapa haka groups who performed at the Koanga Festival on Friday the 30th of August. We are so very proud of you all. Ka mau te wehi! (Videos below)

Koanga Junior 2019.mp4
Koanga Festival Senior Group 2019.mp4
Koanga Festival Haka 2019.mp4
Crazy Hair Day Aug 19.mp4

Crazy Hair Day

We had great fun going crazy with colourful and creative hair, hats and wigs for our Crazy Hair Day. Thank you to everyone who helped with a donation for KidsCan. We raised $110 - a great effort from our little school.

Dance Festival

Congratulations to our dance group on their two awesome performances at the Howick & Pakuranga Schools Dance Festival. You were amazing!

Thank you to Mrs Lowans and Mrs Girven for providing this opportunity for our learners.

Pyjama Party Day

We had a great day celebrating 45 000 Respect LOOP points at the end of Term 2.

Thank you to everyone who wore pyjamas to school and had a great time playing traditional party games.

Matariki Kakariki Day

What a fantastic day we all had celebrating Matariki by working together on a range of environmental activities around the school.

Our students helped out with harvesting veggies, planing seedlings, weeding the garden, moving mulch, painting, making recycled paper, cooking soup and fried bread, and making bird feeders.

Samoa Language Week

We celebrated Samoa Language Week with mea'ai (food), musika (music) and siva (dance) on Friday. It was lovely to see so many staff and students dressed in cultural attire.

Fa'afetai lava to the Nonu 'āiga for sharing your culture with us all. 💛🌺

Pink Shirt Day

Riverhills School turned pink today as we spoke up and stood together to show that our school is a place that values diversity and chooses kindness.

Thank you to everyone who brought along a $1 for the Mental Health Foundation, we have donated $100 to support their work. Way to go Riverhills!

Chess Tournament

Congratulations to Miss Raorane and our three top chess players who represented Riverhills School at the East Auckland Chess tournament. This was the first time that Riverhills has played in the tournament! Well done to our students, who showed great determination, problem solving and creative thinking.

Soccer Success

Congratulations to our soccer team who won two of their games at the HPPA soccer field day.

We were impressed with their skills, team work and sportsmanship.

Thank you to Mr Scott for your work coaching the team.

Wheels Day

What wonderful skills, perseverance, resilience, kindness and sharing we saw from our students today as they enjoyed their wheels in the sunshine.

There are lots of photos from Wheels Day in the Photo Gallery album on this website.

Gumboot Up NZ @ Riverhills

It was great to see lots of gumboots and other non-uniform shoes at school on Friday 5th of April.

Thank you to everyone who helped us to raise funds for I AM HOPE NZ. We donated $100 to help provide free counselling to any kid in need. Way to go Riverhills.

Hangi Night

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fantastic community event. We loved seeing so many families at school, enjoying a lovely evening together.

Thank you to Mrs Thomas - our amazing hangi coordinator, to Mr Scott and Mr Williams for their hard work at the hangi pit, and to all of the parents and staff who helped out.

An album of photos is now available via our Photo Gallery.

Summer Uniform

Riverhills School is a Sun Smart approved school. Our compulsory uniform includes a school hat, which must be worn during all outdoor activities during Terms 1 and 4. Please ensure that your child has a clearly named school hat at school every day this term. Hats are available from NZ Uniforms, both in store and online. See the uniform page of this website for more information.


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