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Here at Elsthorpe School we are fortunate to have a rugby field, hockey turf, basketball court and swimming pool onsite. Our kids participate in sports with other Central Hawke's Bay schools including cross country and athletics.

Pet Day

Our annual Pet Day goes off with a hiss and a roar! This is a great opportunity for the students to bring and share their pet lambs, dogs, chickens, goats, rabbits and other furry friends. A number of ribbons are given at the end of the family fun filled day.


We are privileged to have a fabulous swimming pool which, not only our school pupils enjoy, but the entire Elsthorpe community. Normally open from around Labour Day to Easter the pool, set in the school grounds, is used exclusively by pupils during school hours with supervised lunch time swimming for all. After school hours and weekends, the pool is open to everyone who has a key. Elsthorpe children learn to swim from a young age and it makes up a very important part of the summer curriculum.



Napier Music Academy provides music lessons for Guitar, Ukulele and Piano.

 Lessons are held at school in school hours between 8.30am and 3pm. Lessons are 30 minutes long and you can choose from group lessons or individual lessons. 

Group and individual lessons are avaliable

Group: $17.50 per lesson (based on 3-5 students)

Individual: $35 per lesson

Contact Rob: 021305197
or email

Performing Arts


All students at Elsthorpe School take part in the school production. This gives the students a fabulous chance to demonstrate our school values of Bravery, Togetherness, Responsibility and Respect. The community come together to see the shows at the Elsthorpe Hall.

Senior Camp

As part of our EOTC programme, the senior class take part in camp each year. The camp location changes each year between Camp Wakarara, Camp Tutira and Wellington City.

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