Term 1 2019

Term 1 2019

Duffy Books Assembly

On Tuesday the 26th of March, Papatoetoe Central School had their first Duffy Role Model assembly for 2019, hosted by the student councillors. 

Our Duffy Role models were Daz and Ast who are radio hosts on Flava’s Breakfast Show.  They spoke to the students about how it is cool to read and cool to achieve.

Daz and Ast also presented some of our students with their Duffy books.  Here are some photos from our Duffy Role model assembly.


Year 1 Hockey Mini Sticks

On Wednesday the 27th of March our Year 1 students had the opportunity to have some hockey training at the Kolmar Sport Centre hockey turf.  Members of the Southern Districts Hockey Club showed them some basic hockey skills which they all had a fun time learning.

See below for some photos of our Year 1 students in action.



Chess Power Tournament

Eight of our pupils attended a Chess Power Tournament at Puhinui School yesterday where they played 7 games of Chess. We had some amazing results and the children all had a great day. The results are as follows:

John Nguyen – 1st Team, 1st Overall, Badge (Checkmate in 4 moves), Badge (Checkmate in under 30 seconds), Badge (Winning all 7 games)

Numhayr Rahim – 1st Team, 3rd Overall, Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens), Badge (Checkmate in under 30 seconds) , Badge (Checkmate in under 10 moves)

Ezra Henderson – 1st Team, Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens), Badge (Checkmate in under 10 moves)

Caleb Driller – 1st Team , Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens)

Cyris Campbell – 1st Team, Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens)

Ayaan Kakker – 1st Team, Badge (Checkmate with a Sneaky Knight)

Malachi Driller – 1st Team

Henry Dang – 1st Team

Congratulations on a very successful Tournament. We are all very proud of you. Thank you to Celia Talbot for her support of the team.

See below for a photo of our Chess team.

Cricket and Playball Zones

On Tuesday the 19th of March, our cricket and playball teams attended the Papatoetoe Zones Championships. 

Congratulations to our boys cricket team, who won the Papatoetoe Cricket Zones.  After five games, our boys were undefeated including a tough final against Puhinui.  They showed awesome sportsmanship, some excellent batting, bowling and fielding, positive attitudes and great support for each other as a team. Well done boys!  Thanks also to Deborah Bland for her amazing coaching skills, and to Kylee Sauni and Shabnam Majboor for their support by bringing out jackets, warm food and drinks in the rain!

See below for a photo of the awesome cricket team.


Our playball team also did very well with 1 win, 1 draw and quite a few very close scores.  All the boys represented PCS well and had a great day despite a little rain. Players of the day were Tikapa and Marona. Thank you to Glen Cowan, Andie Filipo and Kylie Sauni who were part of the coaching team.

See below for a photo of the awesome playball team.

Student Council 2019


The student council will consist of one student from each class from years three to six.  It has been established to give an opportunity for the development of leadership in these students.  Each class will elect one student to represent their class at council meetings.  The council will meet weekly (Mondays/ Wednesdays) in Room 28 and will be led by the designated staff member.


  • To develop leadership skills in students.
  • To provide all students with a voice about matters within school.
  • To allow council members an opportunity to select a project and develop it through to completion.
  • To provide council members with the responsibility of collecting concerns, ideas and suggestions from their class and bringing them to the meeting.

See below for a photo our the 2019 Student Councillors.

Playground Role Models 2019

What do PRM’s do?

  • We help you to solve problems
  • We play games with you
  • We help you be sensible in the playground

See below for the photos of this year’s Playground Role Models.

Welcome Back!

Term 1 started on the 4th of February 2019.  Welcome to all our new and returning students.