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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 twelve classes (just over 270 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


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


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


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We get along with others.


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We love learning!


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Latest Notifications

Hello Paparangi, today’s newsletter is ready to read on the website and app or please check your emails.

Fri Sep 17 04:32pm

What’s in today’s newsletter?

*Teacher only day

* Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

* Coming to school in L2 – new pick up times

* Parking and road patrol

* Food bank collection

* Welcome, 2 new Board of Trustees

*Enrolment Scheme, out of zone famillies

*Home and School News

* After School sports

* Save the Date

* Community Section

School Hoodie orders have been extended until 1 October. Don’t miss out! Can be ordered on Kindo or from a form in the office.

Wed Sep 15 03:27pm

kia ora Paparangi, Level 2 continues across the rest of NZ until 21Sept. L2 rules in place until then. Thanks for your support. Kia kaha!

Mon Sep 13 05:22pm

Hello Paparangi – thanks for your support as school re-opened this morning. #17 notice due out today with L2 reminders.

Thu Sep 09 03:06pm

Pick-up – children will be dismissed at the top fo the driveway at the following times:

Uenuku + siblings – 2:30

Pounamu + siblings – 2:45

Rakau Nui – 3pm

Hello Paparangi, an email was sent today with staff news and we will be in contact on Tuesday about school opening on Thursday 9/9 in L2.

Mon Sep 06 05:43pm

Hello Paparangi, #15 Lockdown notice has been emailed to families today. Read on the website, app or email.

Fri Sep 03 05:07pm

#15 has information about

* school bubbles

* what’s the plan for next week?

* learning at home guidelines on the website

*Super Felix

*Screen time tips from Netsafe

*Conservation Week

*Dancesplash postponed

*Places to go for help and advice during lockdown

Hello Paparangi, L4 lockdown continues until 31 Aug. Info about L@H next week will be emailed later today & we will contact families re L3.

Fri Aug 27 05:13pm

Hello Paparangi, #12 notice has been email out this afternoon. Read by email, website or on the app.

Tue Aug 24 05:20pm

What’s in #12?

*What are our plans?

*Learning @ home survey closed

* Learning at home guidelines

*switch on safety instructions

*MOH: ‘access to food or essential items’ flyer

* reminder, playgrounds are closed

If you are not recieving emails from school, email the office with your correct email address.


Hi Paparangi, a new update has been sent to families about learning at home plans for next week. Read newsletter by email, website or app.

Fri Aug 20 06:03pm


Click here to go to Learning @ Home survey. Survey closes midday on Saturday.

Hello Paparangi, school is closed until midnight Tuesday. A newsletter will be sent later today with info about learning at home plans.

Fri Aug 20 04:30pm

Kia ora Paparangi, we hope Day 3 is going well for you and your family. Please fill in the Learning at home survey – closes midday Saturday.

Fri Aug 20 11:23am

Go to newsletters to read #10 update. Click the button or go to https://forms.gle/SbDCDitzkAWzKfsC6 to complete the survey.

Learning at Home Survey

Hello Paparangi, #9 Covid update has been sent this afternoon. Notices can be read on the app, website or by email. Stay home and keep safe.

Wed Aug 18 04:35pm

Please send an email to the office if you are not receiving Covid updates from the school. Send your preferred email address and mobile number and we will check our records.

kia ora Paparangi. NZ is moving to Alert Level 4 at midnight tonight for three days. NO SCHOOL WED-FRIDAY – see email message.

Tue Aug 17 09:17pm

Hello Paparangi. NZ is moving to Alert Level 4 at midnight tonight for three days. School is closed for the rest of the week.

Tue Aug 17 07:29pm

More information will follow this evening.

A very big thank you to the families and staff who helped make the disco’s a successful, fun night. The students had a great time!

Tue Aug 17 12:02pm

Kia ora Paparangi, Today’s newsletter has been sent by email. Did you know this newsletter can be translated into many other languages!

Fri Aug 13 06:07pm

In this week’s edition:

*Supporting StarJam 

*Home and School News

* Hoodie orders close on 23/8

*Spotlight on School Values and Behaviour expectations (policy)

*Save the Date

*Community notices, including Children’s Asthma Study

Disco Help Required

Thu Aug 12 03:41pm

If you have already volunteered or are able to help at the Junior or Senior Discos please make yourself known to committee members tomorrow night. The committtee will set up and pack up but they would greatly appreciate more helpers for selling food etc. Thank you in advance. 

When collecting children at the end of the discos please collect them from the hall. It is not safe for them to meet parents up the drive.

Thu Aug 12 03:32pm

Reminder: School Disco this Friday 13 August. Last day to purchase tickets is tomorrow at 2.30pm. Thanks

Mon Aug 09 03:18pm

Thanks for using the School App! It’s one year since the App was introduced so it’s time for a little house-keeping!

Wed Aug 04 11:00am

Please check your ‘alert subscription’ settings are correct and you belong to the right groups eg Uenuku, Pounamau and Rakau Nui, depending on which class your child/ren belong to. 

App users need to manually change their group settings when their child moves from Uenuku to Pounamu or Pounamu to Rakau Nui.

It’s easy to change groups – go to the menu in the top left corner of the app home page. Click Alert Subscriptions.

Go to Class Groups and select the groups that are right for you. That’s all you have to do.

Some people are still in last year’s groups so we ask you to check your settings are correct so you don’t miss out on useful information.

Thanks for your help and your support of the App.

Kia ora Paparangi. Just a reminder that we have NZ Playhouse here on Friday performing ‘Rumpelstiltskin’.

Wed Jul 28 02:05pm

Cost is $6 per student.

If you haven’t already paid, please pay via Kindo, Internet Banking or Eft-Pos by Friday.


Hello Paparangi – welcome to Term 3! We’re looking forward to seeing all our tamariki back at school. School starts at 0855.

Mon Jul 26 09:03am

Kia ora Paparangi – it’s a great day for an ice block! Home and School are selling them for $1 outside R1 right now! Happy holidays!

Fri Jul 09 04:04pm

Kia ora Paparangi, did you order a DIY kids activity kit? Please collect from R1 today between 2:45-3:15. Thanks for your support!

Fri Jul 09 01:10pm

Hello Paparangi, Home and School are selling ice-blocks today at 3pm for $1 each outside R1.

Fri Jul 09 09:06am

Kia ora Paparangi, did you order a DIY kids activity kit? Please collect from R1 on Friday between 2:45-3:15. Thanks for your support!

Thu Jul 08 01:03pm

Morena Paparangi, the end of term assembly is on today at 9:15am. Y2&3 students from Team Pounamu are hosting – hope we see you there!

Thu Jul 08 09:09am

Kia ora Paparangi, assembly is on tomorrow at 9:15am. The Y2&3 students from Team Pounamu are hosting this assembly. Parents are invited.

Wed Jul 07 01:11pm

Hello Paparangi, Bake Sale on today, organised by Rakau Nui students. Items on sale for $1-$2 at morning tea/lunch. Thanks for your support.

Tue Jul 06 09:01am

Hello Paparangi, Bake Sale on tomorrow, organised by Rākau Nui students. Items on sale for $1-$2 at morning tea/lunch.

Mon Jul 05 07:41pm

Hello Paparangi, Home and School are selling ice-blocks on Friday 9 July at 3pm for $1 each. (No sausage sizzle on Friday.)

Mon Jul 05 01:02pm

Learning at Home survey closes today at 6pm. Thanks to the 30% who have filled it out already. Please click the link to complete it now.

Fri Jul 02 05:46pm

Here is a link to a survey about your family’s capacity for learning at home should Alert Levels ever have to change again. This survey helps us to understand each family’s ability for home learning.

 All families MUST submit a response. Thank you for your support in gathering this information. 

Read Tuesday’s email for more information.

Go to the survey.

It’s newsletter day! Check it out for our latest news and events. Did you know you can translate the newsletter to other languages?

Fri Jul 02 05:04pm

In our newsletter this week:

*Celebrating student learning

*Staffing news

*Enviro Morning, Bake Sale and Kowahi Reward


*NZ Playhouse

*Home and School News

*What’s on in T3?

*Casual vacancy – Board of Trustees

*Important dates

*Community Section

kia ora Paparangi, Student Led Workshops are on today at 3:30, 5:15 or 6pm. The library is open for supervision of siblings.

Wed Jun 30 03:50pm

Come along even if you haven’t booked at slot. There are still spaces available.

Hello Paparangi – Help us review our ‘Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement’ Policy using SCHOOLDOCS. Takes 5 minutes.

Wed Jun 30 12:01pm

Our ‘Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement’ Policy is due for review. Parents and caregivers are invited to have a say. Here are instructions to provide feedback about this policy.

Visit the SchoolDocs website https://paparangi.schooldocs.co.nz
Enter the username (paparangi) and password (beazley).
Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
Read the policy.
Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
Select the reviewer type “Parent”.
Enter your name (optional).
Submit your ratings and comments.


Kia ora Paparangi, great news – Wellington is moving to Level 1! Please read email with #7 Covid update, including a survey to fill out.

Tue Jun 29 05:50pm


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Student Led Workshops

Mon Jun 28 03:05pm

Student Led Workshops will go ahead on Wednesday at this stage. We will notify you if this changes due to COVID restrictions. Please make your bookings if you have not already done so. Thank you. 

Holiday Packs for sale: A friendly reminder packs are available for sale until this Thursday 1 July.

Mon Jun 28 11:29am

The School disco is now confirmed for Friday 13 August. Kindo will be open until 10 August.

Mon Jun 28 11:21am

We’re operating under ‘Level 2’ today and Tuesday. Ensure children arrive after 8:30. Adults must scan in or say goodbye at the gate.

Mon Jun 28 09:04am

Hoodie Orders – Expected delivery Wednesday 30 June, delays in delivery (currently in customs). Thank you for your continued patience.

Thu Jun 24 10:01am

We’re operating under Level 2 today and Friday. Children to arrive after 8:30. Read yesterday’s notice for more information.

Thu Jun 24 09:04am


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