Office Opens 29 January. Whanaungatanga Day Monday 5 February. Formal Classes Start Wednesday 7 February

Term Dates 2024:                                                                                                   Teaching Staff 2024:

Monday 5 February 2024 -  "Whanaungatanga Day" 9:30am - 2pm                 Principal = Whaea Katie Talbot

Term 1 2024 Weds 7 February - Fri 12 April                                                        Deputy Principal, ORS and Specialist Programs = Miss Jaimee Perrett

Term 2 Mon 29 Apr - Wednesday 26 April - Fri 5 July                                        Assistant Principal, Nikau = Mrs Lianne Adams

Term 3 Mon 22 July - Fri 27 September                                                               Kauri = Mr Matthew Crockett  Kahikatea = Miss Kaylee Roberts

Term 4 Mon 14 October - Thurs 19 December                                                    Rimu = Whaea Tracey Houkamau

                                                                                                                                Kōwhai = Mrs Dayle Holdaway

                                                                                                                                CRT and Release Teachers = Mrs Janie Petherbridge, Mr Ed Roggeveen


Picton School is a co-educational primary school that caters for children from Years 1- 6. Our school, which was opened in 1861, occupies a sunny open site with spacious grounds for physical activity.​The school maintains a high profile in the community and a partnership exists between parents, caregivers, staff and the children. The parent and school community has high achievement expectations for their children.

Picton School is proud to be a Positive Behaviour 4 Learning School and an EnviroSchool. We are committed to individual achievement and the uniqueness of each student is highly valued. Classroom programmes are designed to be challenging, success-orientated and fulfilling. We value academic achievement, positive attitudes, pride in effort and the willingness to take part in the opportunities the school provides. 

Our School Values of Te Mohiotanga, Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Motuhake and Te Tautuhi underpin all we do.

​​​​​​​We look forward to you joining us soon!​​