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Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Paparangi School. Just fifteen minutes from the central city, we have lots of outdoor play spaces and gardens and overlook Seton Nossiter Park and Gully. Paparangi School is a contributing primary school with eleven classes (just over 230 children and growing!).

We are close to the local Kindergarten, Intermediate and College, working together to provide a coherent pathway for learning in the Paparangi/Newlands area.

The Board of Trustees and staff strive to provide a quality education where children can be ‘adventurous learners.’ We are close to the local Intermediate and College, working together to provide a coherent pathway for learning in the Newlands area. I welcome you to Paparangi School on behalf of our tamariki, teachers and community.

Tracey Arthurs

Our Values


We keep trying even when things are tricky. We do the best we can.


We care about and look after people, places and property.


We get along with others.


We love learning!


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School Charter

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Financial Report

School Charter

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Latest Notifications

kia ora Paparangi, today’s newsletter celebrates learning from the last week of term. Read it in your emails, on the app or website.

Fri Sep 30 03:18pm

Today’s newsletter:


*Calendar Art,

*PB4L News,

*Teacher Only Day,

*Hats & Sunblock in term 4,

*Enviro Day,

*Ballet at Paparangi,

*School Board information,

*Halloween Disco,

*Festive Family Fun Day, 

*T4 and 2023 dates to note

*Community News

Apologies our phones are down this morning. However you can still send in your absentees.

Wed Sep 28 08:40am

Kia ora Paparangi. A reminder that school is closed today to observe the Queen’s Memorial Public Holiday. See you tomorrow – gates open 8:30

Mon Sep 26 08:30am

Urgent Reminder: End of Term Lunch Order. Friday 30th September. Absolute last day to place orders is Fri 23th at 12.30pm.

Wed Sep 21 04:08pm


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Due to a power cut yesterday our phones are at still not up and running. We will still be able to access emails and absentees. Thank you.

Mon Sep 19 09:34am

Hello Paparangi, the Working Bee is on today ,1-4pm. Can you help? There’s weeding and mulching to do, plus digging the bank and sandpit.

Sun Sep 18 12:14pm

Please bring:

*line trimmers/weed eaters


*tree pruners

*general gardening equipment

Thanks for your support Paparangi!


There will be a one-off, national public holiday on Monday 26 September to commemorate the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. School is closed.

Tue Sep 13 03:32pm

Hello Paparangi, a friendly reminder that school is closed today for staff training. Thanks for your support! Back to school on Mon 5 Sept.

Fri Sep 02 09:13am

Kia ora Paparangi School – Teacher Only Day tomorrow Friday 2 September.

Thu Sep 01 02:09pm

Please be reminded that tomorrow is a Teacher Only Day, we will see you all back on Monday 5th September. 

Have a great weekend!


Kia ora Paparangi! Today is Domino’s Pizza fundraiser day! Support our school and get dinner sorted all at the same time!

Thu Sep 01 10:28am


Hey Paparangi families, it’s ‘P’ dress up day tomorrow! What will you come as?!

Sun Aug 28 05:38pm

Kia ora Paparangi, today’s newsletter has been published. Newsletters are emailed, & available to read on the website or school app.

Fri Aug 26 04:35pm

In today’s newsletter:
* Teacher Only Day – Friday 2 September
* Staffing News
* Pizza Fundraiser
* Calendar Art fundraiser
* Help Wanted – extra long ladder
* PB4L GROW reward on Monday 29th
* Playground project
* Thank yous
* Sports News
* Festive Family Fun Day

* Returning to school after illness

* Dental Van visit dates

* Lunch order promo

*Community Notices

Do you have a child turning 5 soon? Then you’re invited to the Parent Evening on Tues 23 Aug at 6pm in R8. Find out what happens for Y1s.

Fri Aug 19 01:09pm


Invitation to NE parent evening on Tuesday

Kiaora Paparangi, URGENT – there is one day left to make a nomination for the School Board Election. Nominations close midday 3 August.

Tue Aug 02 01:04pm

If you are interested in joining our School Board, complete your nomination NOW at www.myschoolelection.nz/mynomination – make sure to upload a photo and a blurb about yourself.

Click here to nominate yourself or someone else.

Check out the newsletter sent on 27 July for more information.

Morena Paparangi, come along at 9am today to find out about becoming a Board Member. See yesterday’s newsletter for BOTelection information.

Thu Jul 28 09:36am

Morena Paparangi – T3 starts today! Gates open at 8:30am. A reminder that Y4-6 students and staff are to wear a mask when indoors.

Mon Jul 25 08:48am

Kia ora Paparangi, today’s newsletter has been published. Newsletters are emailed, & available to read on the website or school app.

Fri Jul 08 03:45pm

In today’s newsletter:

* T3 Teacher Only Date – Friday 2 September

*Mid year Reports

*Covid 19 Update

*Grow Mural

*Health Education Parent Evenings

* NZ Playhouse Visit

*Home and School News

*Becoming a Board Member

*Biodiversity and Child Health Study

* Save the Date – term calendar

*Community Notices

Reminder: Last day for Hoodie orders is today at 12pm. Samples available in the office.

Fri Jul 08 09:03am

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