Our School

  • Edmund Hillary is a full primary school for Year 1 to 8 students in Papakura, South Auckland. Mainly Pasifika 46% and Maori 39% students attend the school.

  • There are comparative numbers for the Cook Islands 7.4% , Indian 4% and Pakeha 2.9%. The majority of families reside in the local community of Papakura East in rental accommodation. Over the last few years the roll has been through a period of fluctuation with families coming and going from the local area.

  • Student Roll; For 2021 there are currently 218 enrolled students.

  • The school has had a chequered past but is finally at a stage where quality student learning is the major focus and achievement levels are very good.

  • The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a range of additional learning programmes to support student learning.

  • Many community minded people come through the gates wishing to make a contribution to the education of Edmund Hillary School students. This has been a major factor in turning the school into a vibrant and happy learning environment.

  • In addition staff are committed and passionate and work very hard to provide the best possible learning outcomes.


The school is part of the Kootuitui ki Papakura Digital learning programme where all Year 4 to 8 students focus on using chromebooks and follow a Learn, Create, Share model of learning.


Our Board

Jamie Munro Chairperson

Kataraina Nock Principal

Ray Freeman Trustee

Stephen Mitchell Trustee

Louise Faire Staff Representative