Welcome to Kumeroa-Hopelands School!


We are a rural primary school situated 10 minutes from Woodville and approximately 30 minutes from Palmerston North. At Kumeroa-Hopelands School, students GROW!



We ensure that all students achieve to their maximum potential, celebrating their culture, identity and interests. Students are guided and supported by quality teaching, informed parents and whānau in a safe learning environment.


We are really proud of our AGRI Curriculum! Students learn in a variety of ways. At Kumeroa-Hopelands School we believe that learning should be authentic, relevant and hands on. Students identify, research, plan and learn through various projects which have close ties to agriculture and horticulture. Students tend to the school veggie garden, collect worm wees from our worm farm and eggs from our school chickens (the coop and run were designed and built by the students). Recently we have just completed building a greenhouse out of recycled 2.25 litre soft drink bottles. Students turn the produce they grow into a variety of products and sell them, along with eggs and worm wees, at school and at local market days. All the money then gets spent on future AGRI projects.


Students absolutely love learning at Kumeroa-Hopelands School, book a visit today to find out more about why students love GROWing with us.

Book your Parent/Teacher/Student conferences now!

Term 1 conferences are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday the 5th and 6th of March.

We strongly encourage all parents to take part in this opportunity to discuss their child’s learning with both their child and teacher.

Conference times are available from 3:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday the 5th (staff will also have a dinner break during this time) and from 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Wednesday the 6th.

Conference times will be for a duration of 15 minutes maximum. If further discussion is required a separate meeting time can be made with the classroom teacher.

The preferred and best way for you to book a time is to complete an online form which can be found here: http://goo.gl/2b98B

Every effort will be made to accommodate your requested time. We will confirm your time/s once all requests have been processed and timetabled.

Kumeroa Kid Values – Proud and Relating to Others

The Fantails have been discussing what our new values look like. We have brainstormed the words and then we have had a class discussion to clarify their meanings. Afterwards the students break into groups and they work together to come up with role plays to show you an example of what they think the value looks like.

Relating to Others means to:
  • Think about how someone else might be feeling.
  • Treat others as we want to be treated
  • Be empathic and responsive to the emotional needs of others.
Proud is a feeling that you get in your chest, you get it when you know that you have tried your best at something. You can be proud of lots of things:
  • Your learning, when you have worked extra hard to reach a goal.
  • Your achievements, like trying really hard at a race, or a great picture you have drawn.
  • You can be proud of your environment:
  • Our classroom is really cool and we will work to keep it that way,
  • We are proud of our school, and don’t like it when people leave their rubbish about,
  • We are proud of our beautiful country.

Check out our video (turn the volume up a bit as the sound is a bit quiet).



State Kiwi Swim Safe

This week the teachers have completed a professional learning workshop focused on the State Kiwi Swim Safe programme. The school has adopted the programme which provides a consistent and sequential safety and skill programme for our students to work through. The programme is designed:

  • To ensure every primary school student has access to quality swim and survive education at school.
  • To develop students’ swimming, water safety, survival and beach safety skills.
  • To foster safer participation in a range of aquatic environments.
  • To give school teachers the tools, knowledge and confidence to teach swim and survive skills to students.

The support and resources provided make this a great programme for KHS!

If you would like any more information regrading the programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the teaching staff.