Mā māia, ko mātau. Mā mātau, ko momoho. Mā momoho, ka puta ki te whai ao, ki te Ao Mārama e - From hard work, comes confidence and expertise. From confidence and expertise comes success. With success we can go forth into the world with PRIDE!


Porritt School is situated in the heart of Tamatea, in Ahuriri, Napier. This year the roll begins around 315 students and ends the year with approximately 360 students. There is a basic staff entitlement of 19 teachers. For our tamariki, this means classes size averaging 23 students. We also believe in high quality support around tamariki, so have a number of skilled and experienced Learning Support staff. 

We are lucky to have numerous classrooms, together with an assembly hall, a covered turf, a Discovery Space, various resource rooms, along with the administration area, three adventure playgrounds, and a 25m school pool.

This year we are excited to see a number of projects get underway. A major classroom space for our Year 6 learners is being redeveloped and enhanced,  Our school frontage is undergoing some landscaping with the long term goal being the addition of whakairo - carvings to the steel waharoa entranceway. Lot's of exciting things happening inside and outside our learning spaces - watch this space!