Ko te tamaiti te pūtake o te kaupapa
The child, the heart of the matter
Our Strategic Objectives
Empower learners to reach their highest potential whilst standing strong as who they are
Ko Croagh Patrick te māunga
Ko Shannon te awa
Ko Aer Lingus te waka
Ko Paddy Chawke tōku tīpuna
Nō Contae Luimnigh ahau
Ko Mary Ni Griffin rāua, ko William Chawke ōku mātua
Ko Caroline Marie 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 vision “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 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.
Papatoetoe South School