News & Events

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Latest Notifications

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
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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School Hoodies Update!

Thu Jun 17 10:03am

Kia ora Paparangi.   Uenuku hoodies will be delivered this morning.  However, Pounamu and Rakau Nui hoodies will be in next week due to shipping and the large amount of orders received.  If you missed out on ordering this time, there will be another opportunity.  Sorry for the hold up.


Parents & whānau are welcome to come along to the family dance sessions on Friday 11 June. There are different times for juniors & seniors.

Thu Jun 10 03:12pm

Junior School (year 1-3) – 9.15am
Senior School (year 4-6) – 2.00pm

Kia ora Paparangi, schools are closed today for Queen’s Birthday public holiday. Paparangi opens tomorrow at 8:55am.

Mon Jun 07 09:05am

A big thank you Paparangi! Last night’s Dough-raiser at Domino’s in Johnsonville raised $600! Thanks to Domino’s for their support.

Fri Jun 04 11:30am

Fundraising this term is going towards a friendship seat.

Hello Paparangi, today is a Teacher Only Day so school is closed for Staff Training. School opens again on Tuesday 8 June.

Fri Jun 04 09:05am

Hello Paparangi – Dominos Pizza fundraiser starts now @ the Johnsonville store. For every pizza sold between 4-9pm the school gets $1.

Thu Jun 03 05:06pm

Kia ora Paparangi, it’s newsletter day! First up, a reminder that the school is closed tomorrow for a Teacher Only Day. Happy long weekend!

Thu Jun 03 04:26pm

What’s in the newsletter?

*School closed Friday and Monday

*Dough Raiser Domino’s Fundraiser

*Pink Shirt Day Design winners!

*Dance for Schools

*Road Patrol Safety Reminder

*Cross Country

*Variance Report

*Hoodie Fundraiser and Sports Tshirts for sale

*Social Media warning

*SchoolDocs Policy review

*Save the Date – upcoming events

*Community news

Hello Paparangi – Dominos Pizza fundraiser on tonight @ Johnsonville store. For every pizza sold between 4 and 9pm the school gets $1.

Thu Jun 03 10:16am

Northern Zone Cross Country has been postponed until this Thursday 27th May.

Tue May 25 10:15am

Hello Paparangi, we’re celebrating Friendship week by taking part in Pink Shirt Day tomorrow. Kids may wear something pink on Friday.

Thu May 20 03:48pm

Reminder: Hoodie Fundraiser – Orders are due this Friday. Order via Kindo or with a form in the Office. Thank you for your support.

Wed May 19 03:27pm

Cross Country Races on today, starting at the later time of 1:15. We’re having an early lunchtime. Bring water bottles and running shoes.

Fri May 14 09:16am

Our whole school Cross Country is today.  Please send your child with their running shoes and warm clothes for after the race. 

Races will commence at 1:15 pm in the following order:

Year 5 – All

Year 2 – Boys

Year 2 – Girls

Year 6 – Boys

Year 1 – All

Year 4 – Girls

Year 6 – Girls

Year 4 – Boys 

Year 3 – All 

Parents and Caregivers are welcome to come down and support the runners on the day.

Hello Paparangi – NO cross country running today due to weather conditions. We’ll try again on Friday.

Wed May 12 09:16am

Hello Paparangi – cross country running is postponed today due to weather conditions. New race day will be advised but won’t be Thursday.

Tue May 11 09:09am



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