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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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Latest Notifications

Reminder: Last day for End of Term Lunch orders tomorrow Thurs 30 March 3pm. Sorry no late orders.

Wed Mar 29 12:58pm

Kia ora, our regular newsletter service resumed today. Read on the app, website or email. Easily translates to many languages.

Fri Mar 24 04:07pm

*PB4AL Jiggle in the Jungle photos

*Cross Country Running

*Enviro Day on Monday

*Earth Hour

*Low Sensory evening – partnership with Autism NZ

*Movin’ March

*Key dates

Yah, it’s PB4L reward day today! We’re having a mini-disco. It’s an animal theme – dress ups are welcome! Well done Paparangi!

Wed Mar 22 08:01am

Yah, it’s PB4L reward day tomorrow! Tamariki are having a dance party with their classmates. It’s an animal theme – dress ups are welcome!

Tue Mar 21 12:00pm



REMINDER: NZEI STRIKE, THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2023. Paparangi School is closed for instruction TOMORROW. We are unable to provide supervision.

Wed Mar 15 02:16pm


NZEI Information about the teachers’ strike


Fri Mar 10 08:52am

Morena, we are having maintenance to our phone lines. Calls are being diverted to a cell phone. If you have trouble calling please email office@paparangi.school.nz 

Hello Paparangi – the Picnic is on today! Bring a rain jacket for light showers that are forecast. See you at Waikanae Pool 10:30am.

Fri Mar 10 07:55am

Kia ora – Wheels Day is on today. No helmet – no ride! Bring your wheels and a gold coin donation.

Fri Mar 03 08:14am

Waikanae School Picnic

Thu Mar 02 01:44pm

Urgent Reminder:  The Waikanae School Picnic Permissions Slips are due back tomorrow.  There are only a few more seats left.  Please return the slip to us even if you were not attending.


Kia ora – Wheels Day is on Friday (weather dependent of course!) No helmet – no ride! Bring your wheels and a gold coin donation.

Thu Mar 02 01:00pm

We’re holding a Wheels Day on Friday to replace the Wheels and Meals family night that was cancelled last week. Each Learning Team will have an hour of wheels fun time with their classmates.

Donate a gold coin and all proceeds will be donated to two schools in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne who have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

What to Bring:

Wheels – scooters, bikes and roller skates.
No skateboards or go-karts.
All participants must wear a helmet.
Elbow or knee pads are encouraged.

Teacher Paid Union Meetings today

Wed Mar 01 09:10am

Thanks for the early pickups yesterday. If you are picking your children up today between 1pm-2pm please sign them out at the school office.

Sausage Sizzle on Friday 3 March and orders close TODAY!

Wed Mar 01 08:00am

The Home and School Committee have kindly offered to run a sausage sizzle on Friday. The order form was sent home on Monday. Late orders not accepted.

Orders can be made via Kindo (we do not need the form back if ordered on Kindo) or place your order form and money in an envelope and return it to the box in the office no later than Wednesday 1st March at 3pm. NO CHANGE GIVEN. Thank you for your support – fundraising from the sausage sizzle will go to cyclone recovery too!

Morena, We are experiencing problems with the Kindo site where it fails to initiate top-ups. We hope to have this sorted asap. Thanks

Tue Feb 28 08:45am

Get ready for Movin’ March! Bring your bike to the courts on Friday morning between 8:15 and 9:00. Meet Fraser from My Ride Wellington.

Thu Feb 23 04:03pm

Meet Fraser from My Ride Wellington and get your bike checked. Contact Rebecca rebecca@paparangi.school.nz with any queries.

Bike Safety Check – Friday 24 Feb

Hello Paparangi, a reminder that Loud Shirt Day has been postponed. We will let you know the new day when it has been announced.

Thu Feb 23 11:02am

Kia ora Paparangi, due to unfavourable weather the Wheels and Meals Family night is cancelled tomorrow night.

Thu Feb 23 10:04am

We are making plans for an alternative fundraiser in school time and let you know what’s happening in the next few days.



Wheels and Meals family night on Friday 5-7pm. Prizes for best dressed ‘wheels’ – come along and join the fun.

Wed Feb 22 12:00pm

Please see below a message from the Home and School committee regarding Friday’s Wheels and Meals event.

Tue Feb 21 07:37pm

Inlight of the recent devastation up north, we have decided that all money raised from our Wheels and Meals evening will go towards the cyclone relief effort. We are in contact with two schools in the Hawkes Bay and will be looking at sending money to them once they are able to assess their needs and prioritise what is required.

So please come along with your wheels and a gold coin (or two) and share an evening of fun with us.

Kia ora Paparangi, just a reminder that ‘Getting to Know you meetings’ are today from 3.30pm- 5.10pm.

Tue Feb 21 10:29am

Kia ora e te whānau, It’s our Bring a Toy to School reward day tomorrow. 1 toy, that can fit in a school bag!

Mon Feb 20 04:07pm

Hello Paparangi. Today’s Getting to Know You meetings are going ahead. They are running from 3:30-7pm.

Wed Feb 15 11:42am

Some teachers have a few slots still available. If you haven’t made a booking yet and would like to – go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the code wfkmq.

Due to sickness R4 meetings have been postponed until further notice. Miss Vesty will contact parents about rebooking when she returns to work.

Weather Update – Cyclone Gabrielle. School is open today. Gates open at 8:30am.

Wed Feb 15 08:00am

Weather Update – Cyclone Gabrielle. We will use the school’s text and email system to contact parents with notifications as needed.

Tue Feb 14 04:33pm

We are keeping an eye on local and national weather conditions and we are receiving guidance from the local Ministry of Education office.

If you need to collect your child/ren during the day, sign them out at the School Office before collecting them from their class.

At present, there are no known slips or flood warnings in the Newlands/Paparangi area. We will update families if conditions change.

Hello Paparangi – Today’s Getting to Know You meetings are postponed until Tuesday 21 Feb. Refer to email for NEW booking information.

Tue Feb 14 01:10pm

We will let parents know tomorrow by 1pm if Wednesday’s Getting to Know You will run or not.

Wheels and Meals evening is postponed until Friday 24 February (same time 5-7pm) due to adverse weather conditions forecast this week.

Tue Feb 14 09:01am

“Meet the Teachers” today. Syndicates are running information sessions at 3:30 and 6pm. Come along and find out what’s happening this year.

Thu Feb 09 08:30am

Teachers will talk about

*Routines for the start of year
*Learning topics
*GROW values
*How you can help at home
*Learning through Play or STEAM



Nau mai, haere mai, kia ora & welcome to 2023 at Paparangi School. School starts tomorrow, Tues 31 Jan. Gates open at 8:30 for 8:55 bell.

Mon Jan 30 08:43am

Go straight to your class and meet your teacher. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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