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Executive Principal's Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome!​

Welcome to Pinehurst School, a community that lives and breathes its values in pursuit of excellence. With a beautiful campus surrounded by nature, there is a deep connection to the land and the people. We are a school that is built on the strength of relationships between students, staff, and parents and we thrive because we all believe in the same thing; the young people who come here need to be equipped for the demands of a rapidly changing world.

Pinehurst is well known for its academic achievements, with our students attaining exceptional performances while following the Cambridge Assessment International Education programme. Cambridge provides a rigorous pathway, where learners develop a range of skills beyond the required knowledge and while it has a British basis, we contextualize our courses to reflect the heritage of New Zealand and the intercultural makeup of our community.

Academic success is just part of the story at Pinehurst, outside of the classroom our students are involved in a wide range of activities from the sports field to the stage, there is something for everyone. Students are deeply committed to the service of others beginning with peer support between Year 2 and new entrants through to senior students leading a variety of projects that positively impact the wider community.

Our community’s true nature is shown through the holistic care that is provided to every member of the school, students are known and cared for as individuals as they progress on their journey through Pinehurst.  Our staff always go the extra mile to make sure that the children are safe and secure as they explore their sense of self, their boundaries, and their passion.

The exceptional staff at Pinehurst are dedicated to providing a nurturing, yet challenging environment, where students are encouraged to push their limits in order to unlock their potential. Staff are active well beyond the classroom and the relationships formed through a range of activities contribute positively to our school culture. The professional development offered ensures that we remain on the leading edge of teaching, and we are committed to being role models of lifelong learning.

Pinehurst students are true global citizens, they understand their place in the world and the impact they can have on the people around them. While some of our alumni go on to study at the most prestigious universities in the world, we will never lose sight of the individual pathways that are made available to every child. We encourage students to find and pursue their passion both in New Zealand and abroad, knowing they are ready for the challenges beyond school.

Our values: respect for self, respect for others, and excellence are at the core of who we at Pinehurst and we are dedicated in our pursuit of them. From humble beginnings as a small school on what was then the edge of Auckland in 1991, to a leading provider of education in New Zealand, Pinehurst School continues its journey of offering an outstanding, holistic education.

Please visit us, one foot on the campus and you’ll understand what makes our school so special.


Mike Waller 

Executive Principal