Pukekohe High School strives to be a positive place for learners. The learning environment has to challenge and equip people to satisfy their potential in the process of attaining aspirations. Respect earned by the school comes from the quality of their academic programs. Pukekohe high e learning programs constitute part of the schedules at the school. The student population entails local as well as Pukekohe international students. Areas of involvement are culture, arts, sports and service as well as pastoral care.
The values upheld at Pukekohe High School are clear. They reflect the aspirations held for all interested and associated with the school. It incorporates the community-that serves as a catchment area- in the process of enhancing the common good of the school as well as the community. The population include local and Pukekohe international school students. Learning affects inquiry, innovation and curiosity through creativity, critical thinking and self-reflection.
Pukekohe High School prioritizes excellence in every endeavor. Students have to aim high and preserve the excellence personally, educationally. Learners have to be responsible, remaining honest and accountability throughout their engagements. Respect is central to everything that takes place in the school. They insist on self-respect, respect for others as well as respecting everybody in the world. The learning process includes processes of developing careers for individual students. It is provided in all year levels. The program starts at year 9. They are taught in classrooms and through visiting speakers.
Career advice comes through face-to-face explanations. They help in assisting students in preparing them for choices they want in future. Transition courses to Pukekohe international students helps in integrating them to system. Introducing students to the world of work is part of the system. They have contacts that remain accessible throughout the day.
The center of training at the institution is the gateway program. This is a non-timetable program offered to students. It is a type of job training for students. They gain the experience, as they engage in constructive areas of learning simultaneously. A person can contact the school online or through phone contacts. The program entitled STAR helps senior secondary school students. Through the program, learners find suitable pathways to further their education through tertiary and university levels.
Development of students goes through the context of Youth Guarantee sessions. Students go through the industry related training outside the classroom. Academic extension is part of this program besides other short tester courses to add exposure to their career and other study alternatives. The history of Pukekohe High School revolves around a focus on academic achievement through personal excellence. Continually, the focus persists through school values. The values that drive the school are three. Highest levels of attainment come through encouragement.