Thinking of enrolling?

Choosing a school for your child is an important decision to make. We would love to meet you and your child at an informal visit to our school to show you why we think Paparangi School would be a great choice for your child.

We understand that you want to make the right enrolment choice for your child. The school experience naturally has a big impact on your child’s happiness and wellbeing as well as how well they do at school. It’s true that most children in New Zealand attend the primary school closest to where they live. We know we can offer the children in our school home-zone an excellent education in our environmentally and sustainably aware school.

Our school sits at the heart of the Paparangi suburb. We are located on the arterial route through the suburb which allows many of our students the option of walking to school (with the help of our School Patrol to safely cross the main road).  Paparangi School doesn’t have a uniform; however, we require all of our students to wear a broad-brimmed hat in terms one and four as part of our Sun Safety procedures. 

Paparangi School is fortunate in having an established and reliable before- and after-school care programme operated by AboutKidzOscar – so if you need to start early or work a bit later you know that your child is being cared for in a safe, inclusive and entertaining environment. You can request AboutKidzOscar contact details from the school office.

We encourage parents who have 5-year-olds starting school to have 4-6 school visits prior to starting. This gives your child an opportunity to familiarise themselves with a classroom situation, to get to know their teachers and to meet the children who will be in their class. It also gives your child an indication of school routines. New entrant school visits are on a Wednesday morning from 8:45 am to 11:40 am.

Stationery lists naturally vary by year. Previous year’s items can be used in some instances. You can view the various class stationery lists here.

If you would like to arrange a visit or to receive an information pack about our fabulous school please contact the school office on 04 478 6617 or email You may complete the enrolment form online or collect an enrolment form from the school office at your convenience.

We look forward to welcoming your child to Paparangi School.