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Ko te Tamaiti te Pūtake o te Kaupapa

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Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Croagh Patrick tōku māunga
Ko Shannon tōku awa
Ko Aer Lingus tōku waka
Ko Luimneach (Limerick) tōku iwi
Ko Mumhan (Munster) tōku hapu
Ko Paddy Mac an tSaibag (Chawke) tōku tīpuna
Ko William Mac an tSabaig (Chawke) tōku papa
Ko Mary Ni Griffin tōku māmā
Ko Caroline Ni an tSabaig (Chawke) tōku ingoa

It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to serve our Papatoetoe community as Tumuaki of Papatoetoe South School. We pride ourselves on being a caring and inclusive school that focuses on encouraging students to achieve their potential academically, physically, socially and emotionally, whilst standing strong as who they are.

Our school whakatauki “Ko te Tamaiti te Pūtake o te Kaupapa / The Child the Heart of the Matter” highlights our intention to have our students at the centre of every decision we make. We have a strong commitment to nurturing and supporting our students to be the best learners, leaders and citizens they can be. We are a diverse school and work hard to offer a curriculum that celebrates our diversity, and honours whānau as the first teachers of our tamariki. We know we cannot do our job successfully without working together in partnership, and warmly welcome you to our school website and through our school doors.

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Caroline Chawke

Principal,
Papatoetoe South School

Our Initiatives

Check out our initiatives:

Kahui Ako
Whānau Groups
Te Ara Tika

Our Partners

SWiS (Social Worker in School) – Ko ngā tamariki te iho o a mātou mahi kato  |  Children – the heart of all we do

sKiDs (Safe Kids in Daily Supervision) – before and after school care

Enrolment

Papatoetoe South School has an official enrolment scheme. Go to our enrolment page for details.

Contact us

If you have any queries, comments, messages or questions – we would love to hear from you!

Phone 09 278 5231 or 0800 786 3784
Mobile 027 585 5441
Email office@papatoetoe-south.school.nz

What's on at Papatoetoe South School

2020 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 3 February – Thursday 9 April
Term 2: Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 October – Tuesday 15 December

School Hours

8:50am – 3:00pm (Mon – Fri)

Office Hours

8:15am – 3:45pm (Mon – Fri)

Empower learners to reach their highest potential whilst standing strong as who they are

Our Strategic Objectives

empowered

Whakamana

Empowered

connected

Whakawhanaungatanga

Connected

prepared

Whakareri

Prepared

Our Values

Whanaungatanga

Ako

Kaitiakitanga

Aroha

Papatoetoe students in traditional clothes
Papatoetoe students learning
Papatoetoe students playing inclusively in the grounds
Students in the garden
Extra curricular activities in Papatoetoe
Celebrating different cultures