Schools in Bell Block

Bell Block School

Bell Block School offers schooling to primary and intermediate children and was the original school in Bell Block. In 2011 they had 323 students enrolled

“Bell Block School was established in 1856 and is situated on State Highway 3, 12 kilometres north east of New Plymouth. It is set in attractive and well cared for grounds, with excellent facilities. There is joint ownership of the community hall and a 25 metre heated indoor pool. The Bell Block Community represents a range of socio-economic backgrounds and cultures and also encompasses both urban and rural sectors.  The school prides itself on its school logo and vision statements which indicate our identity and commitment to be a highly effective and proud educational institution.” (1).

Mission Statement:

To provide in partnership with home and community the educational
opportunities for all students to develop into life long learners who
actively contribute to society in a positive way.

Bell Block School
31 Bell Block Court
Bell Block
New Plymouth 
Ph: 7550838
Fax: 7550565

Puketapu School

Puketapu School was established in 1980, it offers schooling to primary and intermediate children, and have between 250-300 students.

Mission Statement:

“Empower all people
Whakamanatia nga tangatakatoa

Show respect for their self esteem And you will be the choice of the people
Manakitia ta ratou ‘inengaro pai Ka puawai koe i te rangatira 

If you work hard looking after the needs of others all your dreams and aspirations will come true

Core Values: Respect Manaakitia, Achievement, Pride”

“We believe in the importance of a positive partnership between the school, students, parents, and whanau and a commitment by all towards achieving our vision.” (2).

Puketapu School
Dillon Drive,
Bell Block,
New Plymouth.
Phone 06 755-0973
Fax 06 755-0920


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