EST. 1853

Tū kaha, Tū manaaki, Tū ako

Courageous Caring Learner

Talofa lava, Hola, Konnichiwa, Kumusta, Namaste, Ni hao, Guten tag, Hallo, Hej, As-salamu alaykum, Bonjour

Nau mai, haere mai

Welcome to Frankley School

Te Pepeha ō Frankley

Ko Taranaki te mounga
Ko Waimea te awa
Ko Tokomaru te waka
Ko Te Atiawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Te Whiti te hapū
Ko Ōkoare te pā
Ko Frankley te kura

Nestled in a beautiful semi-rural valley is the historic Frankley School. Our passionate team of teachers and support staff offer our Year 1- 6 tamariki (children) an empowering localised curriculum. We use the strengths, talents and interests of our learners to enhance programmes,  and ask whānau about the aspirations they have for their children. 

At Frankley we believe learners learn best through a personalised, agentic programme, with strong whānau engagement.  

Our vision for our community is captured in our tohu kahikatea/symbol of Frankley: Tū kaha, Tū manaaki, Tū ako ~ Courageous Caring Learner. 

Enjoy learning about our wonderful kura. We are really proud of our supportive and creative community, and welcome you to come and experience our manaaki (care).

Sarah Morris


Kura Whakatauākī

Ka whakatō Te Kākano
Ka puta mai Te Puāwai
Ka tipu Te Pihinga
Ka Tūhono nga pakiaka
Ka tu kaha nga Kahikatea
E tu maia, e tu manawanui eee!

We plant the seed
The plume appears
The seedling continues to grow
The root systems join together
The Kahikatea trees stand strong
Stand confident, stand resolute!

Get in touch

06 753 6436

357 Tukapa Street
New Plymouth 4371

Connected Learning

New Entrants

If you are considering enrolling your child at Frankley School, please have a look through our collection of information. It covers:

  • school visits
  • our classroom hubs
  • teachers in Te Kākano
  • a welcome to the school

Seesaw App

Download the Seesaw App to view your child’s learning journey. Ask your child’s teacher for the login details.

Get the app here:

Photography credits

Thank you to Amber McFadyen who graciously shot a collection of beautiful images for the build of this website.

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