News & Events

As an Enviro School, Paparangi School prefers for all newsletters to be distributed via email where practicable. If you haven’t already, please provide a convenient email address to our friendly office staff to ensure you’re on our distribution list.

Latest Notifications

Welcome to Term 4! We’re looking forward to seeing students back today. A teacher will meet students at the gate 8:30-8:55. Remember sunhats

Mon Oct 18 08:08am

Kia ora, Term4 begins Mon18th at 8:55am.Remember to wear your school hat.Alert L2 conditions still apply.Drop-offs & pick ups at the gate.

Fri Oct 15 02:02pm

A reminder that school is closed on Friday 22 Oct for a Teacher Only Day.

Reminder: Are you wanting a school hoodie? Orders need to be in by 2pm tomorrow.

Thu Sep 30 11:43am

Because we have all being showing the school values, Friday has been declared ONESIE DAY! Feel free to come to school in your onesie or PJs!

Wed Sep 29 11:30am

Reminder: Sausage Sizzle this Friday 1 October, orders are due in by Wednesday 29th September at 3pm.

Tue Sep 28 12:39pm

Thanks for your patience. The website has now been fixed and newsletters are now able to be accessed.

Thu Sep 23 01:02pm

Morena Paparangi, food bank collection on Friday, organised by Joe, Y6 student. Donations welcomed – send to school with your tamariki.

Thu Sep 23 11:02am

Dear Paparangi School
For my birthday this year I want to help people who don’t have much money to be able to buy enough food for their family. Last year my friends helped me by bringing food instead of birthday presents to my party and I felt really happy when I dropped off lots of food to the foodbank so I want to do it again this year. Anything like cans of food or fruit, biscuits or muesli bars, chips, potato sticks, pasta, cereal or bags of flour is a good idea.
If you would like to, please bring some food to donate to the Newlands Food Bank to school on Friday 24th September. There will be boxes available at school to put the food in. Thanks to my Mum and Dad who are going to help me deliver the donation to the Foodbank.

Thank you from Joe, Rakau Nui

Hello Paparangi, a special newsletter is out today – L2 update, student well-being and information about Ms Szakats’ funeral next Monday.

Tue Sep 21 03:16pm


Morena Paparangi – changes to L2 pick up times start today. See Friday’s newsletter for more information.

Mon Sep 20 01:02pm

Pick-up – children will be dismissed at the top of the driveway at the following times:
Uenuku + siblings – 2:45
Pounamu + siblings – 2:55
Rakau Nui – 3pm

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 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



Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.


Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Paparangi School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.