Welcome to Makauri, the place and the school. Makauri School is situated on the outskirts of Gisborne City, 10 minutes from the city centre. The School began as a single classroom in 1886 and is one of the oldest schools in the Gisborne region.
Makauri School today has 170 students in eight classrooms and enjoys the best of being a rural school close to town and the facilities Gisborne has to offer.
The school has the puriri tree as its logo. A puriri tree, planted in the earliest days of the school in the 1800s, stands at the front of the school.
being the best we can be
Our Makauri Mission embraces the motto 'Being the Best we can Be'. This is applied to the students, staff, parents / caregivers, Board of Trustees and Friends of Makauri.
We are all trying to 'Be the Best we can Be', as in partnership, we equip our children with the knowledge, skills and competencies they need in order to be life-long learners.
This Mission is achieved through goals, actions and objectives across a diverse curriculum of learning opportunities.
The students of the Year 5 & 6 HUB on Camp at Anaura Bay.