Drive One, Give One

By choosing to be trained through Puketāpapa Community Driving School, you enable us to offer the same services at a subsidised rate to those who face barriers gaining their licences. For every FIVE PAID driving sessions is worth ONE SUBSIDISED driving lesson of a former refugee or those who need immediate training.

Book a lesson or a mock test

Qualified Driving Instructors
Driving Assessments
Mock Test Officers
Driver Mentors
Dual Control Automatic Car
Test Day Support Person

Unlock barriers for others

Subsidised rate
Support person
Culturally-appropriate lessons

More test passers

Learner to Restricted Licence
Restricted to Full Licence
Overseas Conversion

Multiply confident drivers

Safer Roads
More Job Opportunities
Better Community Lives

About Us

Puketapapa Community Driving School is a full-service, community-owned social enterprise dedicated to make driver training and simulated testing more accessible and affordable for youth, women, migrants and former refugees.

In December 2017 the PETER Collective, a group of local organisations working together in  Puketapapa to improve education, training and employment outcomes established the driving school as a social enterprise. Migrant Action Trust (MAT) became the lead organisation managing the community driving school, with partners RULE Education, UMMA Trust, Wesley Community Centre and Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition (ARCC).

We continuously explore and develop the social enterprise’s operational capacity to cater for the 200+ in the waitlist in becoming confident and safer drivers around the community.

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini.

“My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success, but success of a collective”

He whakatauki
Māori proverb

Meet the Team

Our passionate driving instructors and mentors undergo extensive training to be able to equip every driving students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes in becoming confident and safe drivers in New Zealand.

What our clients say

Mark Garay

Mark Garay

L-R Passer Aug 2019

"...I can now drive on my own... Just wanna thank you for helping me get my restricted. I will book again when I am ready to get the Full."

Salmah Rasheed

Salmah Rasheed

C-F Passer Jan 2020

"My mentor Susan was awesome. She was kind and clear with her instructions. Thank you so much Susan if it wasn't for you coming with me on the test I think it would have been a different situation.

Its given me so much happiness and iv got my confidence back. I drove on my Restricted's so I was always scared but not anymore!"

Nancy Zhang

Nancy Zhang

L-R Passer Jul 2019

"My parents do not need to drive me anymore... [Peter] is a good instructor, very patient and friendly."

Behrouz Rahbari

Behrouz Rahbari

Former Refugee, R-F Passer Mar 2020

"PCDS is very excellent, change my life. Thank you and good luck ."

Firozeh Zarifiyan

Firozeh Zarifiyan

Former Refugee, L-R Passer Mar 2020

"Big thanks to everyone at PCDS and staff for support, they all very good. Without their help, wouldn't passed the test. Big change, two kids, take them to school and sports, don't have to wait for husband."

Kate Ronquillo

Kate Ronquillo

L-R, R-F Passer 2019-2020

Shaila was very thorough and she explained very well so I understood more than just the driving rules but the concept behind them.

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