Te Puke High School

Te Puke High School
Te Puke High School International

Te Puke High School is a co-educational high school for grades 9 to 13 in the Western Bay of Plenty, just 20 minutes from the coastal town of Tauranga and 15 minutes from beautiful white sand beaches.

Te Puke High School places great importance on academic achievement. International students can choose their course of study from a wide range of curriculum subjects. As an international student the school will do the utmost to provide you with an educational programme that best meets your learning needs, including English language support if required. In addition, international students are encouraged to get involved in the many sports and arts co-curricular activities on offer.

Te Puke High School is a truly multicultural community, comprising of students and staff from many different nationalities, including: American, Argentinian, Australian, Austrian, British, Channel Island, Chilean, Chinese, Dutch, Fijian, Filipino, French, German, Hong Kong Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Kiribati, Lebanese, Maori, Nepalese, New Zealander, Papua New Guinean, Samoan, Scottish, Slovak, Swedish, Swiss, Thai, Tongan, Tuvaluan and Vietnamese.

At Te Puke High School you can chose from a comprehensive range of subjects to meet the needs of all students. School staff gather information about new students from their previous schools, which helps them understand the needs of new students, including their need for extension and/or extra support.

Website:  www.tphs.school.nz
Address: Tui Street, Te Puke, Neuseeland


Te Puke is located in the Western Bay of Plenty region; 10 minutes drive from the coast, 30 kilometres southeast of Tauranga, 60 kilometres northeast from Rotorua and 75 kilometres northwest from Whakatane. In addition to the kiwifruit industry, Te Puke has many citrus orchards, and a thriving farming sector, based on dairying, cattle, deer and sheep. The Te Puke region is steeped in Māori and European history.

  • 20 minutes from the city of Tauranga (120,000 approx. Inhabitants), 40 minutes from Rotorua and the beautiful Mount Maunganui is only 15 minutes away.
  • Te Puke is a friendly semi-rural town of about 10,000 inhabitants
  • Moderate climate with lots of sunshine
  • Sunbathing, surfing and shopping in the immediate vicinity
  • Kiwifruit Capital of the World
  • Agricultural region
  • The area offers - beautiful scenery, bush walks, fishing, diving, surfing, horseback riding, beaches, skydiving, sunbathing, shopping and many other activities
  • 3 hours by car from Auckland
  • Te Puke is an ideal place for international students to experience a true Kiwi experience.


Academic Subjects

Priority Subjects: Dance, Music, Tourism, Fashion, Theater, Agriculture (School Garden), Design, Business Education, Economics, Technology, Hospitality, Outdoor education, Woodworking, Healthcare

Special Subjects: Business Administration, Tischlern, Design & Visual Communication, Media Studies, Drama, Healthcare, Informatics, Graphic Design & Promotion, Dancing, Outdoor Education

Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Maori


Extra Curricular Activities 

  • 48hr Film Festival
  • Chamber Music
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Debating
  • Junior Band
  • Kapa Haka
  • Lip Sync
  • Music Tutoring
  • Performing Arts committee
  • Rock Band
  • School Production
  • Silent Film Festival
  • Talent Quest
  • Theatre Sports
  • Visual Arts committee
  • Yearbook



  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoe Polo
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Bowls
  • Kayaking
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Motocross
  • Multisport
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo


School Fees

Please check our page "School Fees New Zealand".

Apply to study at Te Puke High School

Contact us at AA Education Network to learn more about a high school abroad at Te Puke High School. Our counsellors are ready to assist you in applying for study and visa and to plan and organise your golden opportunity to study in one of New Zealand’s top state schools and discover more about this beautiful country.