Papatoetoe West School
E Tū Kahikatea
Together we strive for growth through learning
Term 4 Dates 2021
Monday 18 October - Thursday 16 December
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Papatoetoe West School has a new Bus
Last year we bought a school bus. Tired of having opportunities limited for our students due to the costs of transport, the School Board approved the purchase of a bus to allow our tamariki to be able to experience more Education Outside of the Classroom (E.O.T.C).
We have had impressive signage added to the bus and it has been in regular use ever since its arrival at the school.
The bus wouldn't have happened without the help and support of the team at Keith Andrews Fuso. They have an article about our school bus mirrored here. Just click on the photo to be taken there. Please read and enjoy!
Term 2 Highlights
Kaitiaki of Kohuora Park Wetland
Papatoetoe West is lucky to have an incredible natural environment surrounding us. We are set upon the top of a natural tuff ring volcanic crater that has abundant minerals and rich soil for plant growth.
In the bowl of the crater we find a natural wetland environment which is home to many species of insects, plants, small fish and birds. We enjoy using the fields and the walkways around our wetland.
This term we are learning about how we can continue to look after our amazing natural environment and to ensure it will be looked after well into the future.
We are learning about the local history of our park, and with the help of many experts in this area, we are becoming empowered kaitiaki. Join us on our journey as we learn about Kohuora Park and what is a wetland.
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A special message from our Green Squad.
THE WEST WAY
RESPECT FOR OURSELVES
RESPECT FOR OTHERS
RESPECT FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT
Photos by Debs Eastham
2021 Stationery Lists
Devices at school
Dear Papatoetoe West School whanau,
We have learned that some students have been bringing devices to school.
It is our policy that students do not bring devices to school. This includes:
If students do bring these to school, they will be confiscated and only able to be collected by the students’ parents/caregivers. Papatoetoe West School already provides access to digital devices for our students, and they have everything they need for their learning available to them at the school.
his is a serious concern. It is a concern that students could be videoing, taking photos or voice recordings of other students which can then be used for cyber-bullying. We take the safety of our students VERY SERIOUSLY and hope that you can agree with our policies regarding these devices.
NOTE: If you have a reason that you believe your child should have a phone, you are asked to contact your child’s teacher to let them know about this. The phone is to be handed to the teacher for safekeeping in a locked space and will be returned to your child at the end of the school day.
We appreciate your support in keeping our tamariki safe.