4 June 2015

From the Deputy Principal

Our value for term 2 is:  Honesty – Being honest is being open, trustworthy and truthful.

 Greetings, Kia ora, Namaste, Ni Hao, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Ni sa bula vinaka, Salaam

 Dear Parents and caregivers

The winter weather has arrived with a very watery blast this week. This resulted in an increasing carpet of leaves on the school courts each morning. Although the winter weather requires students to remain indoors, many of our students spend time during the breaks at the different options that are provided including the art/craft sessions, mathletics, library, Indian dance, jump jam and many more.

Mid year reports: This term is going very quickly and it is great to see the fantastic learning that is happening across the whole school. Teachers are finalising mid year reports at the moment which are an opportunity to inform you of your children’s progress and achievement, so far this year. The reports will be sent home on Friday 26 June. Three-way conferences are scheduled for Thursday 2 July.

Auckland University Student Teachers: Last week we welcomed five student teachers from the Faculty of Education of Auckland University for a five week practicum. These student teachers are all university graduates and they bring a range of interesting experiences to their future teaching careers. Our teachers are experienced associate teachers who support them professionally during their time with us and we appreciate the work of the student teachers in our classrooms.

Please Check Below: A Special Notice for our Indian Families.

Have a lovely weekend with your special children, and remember a wet weekend is a wonderful opportunity to so some reading together.


Susan Fidler

Deputy Principal

General Notices

Welcome to our new students; Hanaiora Faamoana Galoiola, Rodrigo Guerrero Redon, Sujot Kaur, Janhavi Rege, David Leow, Shonav Naicker, Zachary Peebles, Navara Ioane, Dilraj Gill, Shylah & Leilani Lesatele & Noel Lilo.

Assembly Day:

  • Monday, 8 June: Room 01 will lead our assembly
  • Monday, 15 June, Room 11 will lead our assembly

As always you are most welcome to attend but please make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.

St Christopher’s Residential Home class visits: Friday 5 June – Room 01

  • Friday, 12 June – room 11 (1.30pm weather permitting)

Book Club:  The book club orders will close on Friday, 12 June. Would you please make sure all orders and money are put into a sealed envelope and ALL CHEQUES are made out to Papatoetoe Central School, as we send one cheque to pay for our book order.

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UNIFORM SPECIAL: Long sleeve blue polo shirts (Sizes 14 & 16 only). $10.00 – only while stocks last. Available from the office –be in quick.  Great for the cooler weather.

Term 2 Dates

  • Tuesday, 9 June – PTA Sausage Sizzle – Sausages $2.00 each
  • Thurs, 11 June – Sports Exchange with Holy Cross School – starting at 1.30pm Netball A & B at Holy Cross,
  • Netball C & F at PCS, Rugby at PCS and Soccer at Papatoetoe Recreation Grounds.
  • Tuesday, 16 June – Winter Sports Field Day – Bruce Pulman Park, Papakura starting at 10am
  • Monday, 22 June – BoT Meeting at 5.30pm in the staffroom
  • Friday, 26 June – Yr 6 Camp fundraising mufti
  • Friday, 26 June – School Reports go home
  • Thursday, 2 July – 3 Way Conferences
  • Fri, 3 July – Yr 6 camp fundraising Movie & Popcorn Day
  • Friday, 3 July – Last Day of School term at 3pm

Year 6 Camp Fundraising: Jazzy rainbow wristbands for $2.00 each. The wristbands will be on sale Monday – Thursday under Te Piringa Totara during the breaks and on Fridays, Year 6 students will come to the classrooms for sales. This fundraiser will run for the next 3 weeks.


Invitation to join our Indian Reference Group


As a follow up to the Indian Family afternoon which took place in September 2014, we would like to set up an Indian Reference Group which will meet to discuss possible learning experiences for our students.

We would like the group to have about 12 members with representatives from across our Papatoetoe Central School Indian community. The meeting time will follow the same format as other parent groups, and will take place at 6:00pm for 1 hour. Details will follow soon about the first meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, could you please complete the form below.


Ross McGowan

Associate Principal


I/we would like to join the Papatoetoe Central School Indian Reference Group.

Please print the following:


Child’s name and room:



Community Notice

Papatoetoe Library: Just a friendly reminder that the Paptoetoe Library will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 8th June and will reopen on Monday 22nd June at 9.00am.

During this time the overnight returns slot will also be closed, please return your items to other libraries.Items can be renewed online or by telephoning 301-0101.Items which have been requested can be collected when the library reopens.Neighbouring libraries Manukau, Otara, Mangere East and Tupu are open as usual for all services. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this closure period.