The community is well served with sporting clubs, cultural groups, churches, service clubs, youth groups, playing areas, beaches, boating and sporting facilities.
Parents have high expectations and aspirations for their children and take a keen interest in their achievement. The parents provide staff with valuable non-teaching assistance in the classroom, with sport and road patrol. A Parent Teacher Association operates in the school and also gives valuable support.
A Before and After School Care service operates from 7.15am to 6.00pm and has an average of 12 students in the morning and 35 plus in the afternoon.
Pigeon Mountain School is an Environmental School. A Green Gold award was awarded in 2004, 2008, 2011 and the Beyond Green Gold award in 2015.
A pastoral care programme operates in the school.
The staffing roll for the start of 2017 is 556. The roll is anticipated to grow through this figure to around 600 students by the end of the year. Some of these children are likely to be international students. Ahead of the 2017 year, the student roll was composed of 42% Chinese, 28% NZ European, 6%Indian, 4% African origin, 3% NZ Māori, 2% Pasifika, and there are over 20
different nationalities. There are a growing number of students enrolled in the school who have limited or no English language skills and require ESOL support. Provision for these students has increased significantly during the past 2 years, and will climb further in 2017.
In line with the ‘Education with a Heart’ motto and the school’s 6 Learning Principles, Pigeon Mountain Primary School is introducing a whanau structure in 2017, comprising of 6 mixed-age group teams (Years 1-3 and Years 4-6). A number of new team leaders have been appointed, and senior leaders are leading the yearlong inquiry into the effectiveness of this new structure.