Staff Only Day

Friday 24th November

Next Friday will be a Staff Only Day and school will be closed for our students.

School Hours - 8.50 - 3.00pm (Mon - Fri)

Office Hours - 8.15 - 3.45pm (Mon - Fri)

Term 4 - Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December



Kaiako vacancy

“Tamaiti ako ana ki te pā, ka tū kaha ki te ao” 

We are very excited to be in a position to expand our Māori bilingual unit in 2024. This is due to:

This has opened up an opportunity for a kaiako to join our amazing Māori bilingual unit in 2024. If you have experience in teaching in a Māori bilingual space, or you’ve considered returning to teaching in a Māori bilingual space, then this may be for you.

We are currently teaching 50:50 Māori and English within our Mārautanga and we are committed to teaching fluent and emergent speakers, or students who wish to embrace Māori bilingual education. Kapa haka is a large part of our program so skills in this area would be helpful but not essential. The successful applicant will understand and advocate for the following values within our unit:

If you feel that this opportunity could be yours, please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Te Pūtake

We are so very proud of our Papatoetoe South School Kapa Haka Roopū - Te Pūtake.

They held several performances last week to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. Opening and closing our kura celebrations on Monday and Thursday and then showcasing alongside our community schools at Papatoetoe North School on Friday.

Their performance had us sitting on the edge of our seats as they projected pride and power. We were thrilled that so many whānau were able to come along and enjoy the celebrations.

Email, call or drop in to our office and we will be happy to help 

Our newsletters come out every fortnight via email

Please call us and let us know if your child is away from school

Introducing our Student Leaders

Whānau Leaders 2023.mp4

Let's Siva!

Let's Siva is...

... about being creative.

... for everyone.

... fun to do with our friends.

,,, dancing and moving our body.

... fun!

... it is positive and lets us express ourselves.

Car Park Access

Kia ora e te whanau,

We are aware of the wet weather at the moment and have received requests for the school car park gate to be opened to allow for children to be dropped off at the school door. Unfortunately, we are unable to use this as our Special Needs vehicles are using this area for dropping off our students with additional physical needs and it is the only available space to do so. 

The car park is tight and only has a single-lane driveway, so our traffic gets backed up. We have emptied half of our car park to make room for these vehicles but we are unable to fit in any more at this time.

Please park and drop off or walk with your child using our pedestrian entrances. As we are likely to have wetter weather throughout the term, please ensure your child has a raincoat or umbrella for these rainy days.

The pedestrian gate is opened for students at 8.15am.

Student safety is paramount and we thank you for your cooperation in keeping all of our tamariki safe.

Thank you for your support

Nau mai, Haere mai ki tō tātou kura! 

Welcome to our school

Meet the Junior School

Junior School Introductions.mp4

Meet the Middle School

Welcome to 2023 Middle School Team (1).mp4

Meet the Senior School

Y5_6 Video.mp4

Meet our Te Puna Ākona whānau

Te puna take 2.mp4

Meet the Le Va Team

Le Va Welcome Video.mp4

Ko te tamaiti te pūtake o te kaupapa

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


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 [email protected]

What's on at Papatoetoe South School

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

Our Values