Papatoetoe West School

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Term 3 Dates

Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

COVID-19 ALERT: SCHOOL IS CLOSED

Dear Papatoetoe West School Whanau,

Last night the Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will return to level 3 lockdown from 12 noon today.

Our school is closed from this morning until further notice for all students except those children of essential workers.

For these children - please be aware that the school gates will be closed until 8.30am - please practise social distancing while waiting for the school to open.

We will update you as we have any more information.


A special message from our Green Squad.

Compost Collective and Papatoetoe West School

Worm Farming, Composting and Bokashi (All 3) Free Workshop

Friday 14th August

Papatoetoe West Primary School Gardens

1:30pm - 2:30 (Light afternoon tea provided)

If you or a friend are interested in this Free Workshop please come along.

Our Green Squad Tamariki (aka) Environmental Team will be there to meet and greet you all to introduce themselves, the Green Squad is made up of a group of tamariki whom are passionate about Te Ao (Our Planet). We have many exciting projects in the near future.

Everyone who attends the workshop will receive a $40 discount voucher if you wish to purchase from The Compost Collective. More information will be available on the day.



This year photographs will be available for you to view and order OnLine with PhotoLife Studios.

Your son or daughter will shortly bring home an OnLine slip with their unique Access Key detailed on it. This Access Key will display all the photographs of your child. It is then an easy process for you to shop on-line and purchase the photographs you want.

If you place your order within three weeks of receiving your Access Key you will receive free delivery for your photo orders. PhotoLife has agreed to despatch all the orders back to the school and your child will bring their photographs home.

Any orders placed after this three week period will be sent directly to your specified delivery address and will incur a $6.00 Postage & Packing charge. You will see this message when you go Online to view and order your photographs.

Welcome to LEVEL 1

We are very pleased to have moved to level 1. For your information these are the school times. Please make sure your children are here before the 8.55 am bell and they are picked up at 2.55 pm.

Children are not able to wait on the front steps as more and more children were staying very late. SKIDS are prepared to discuss looking after your children if you cannot pick them up at 2.55 pm. Telephone: Nicola Terei- Programme Manager

Site number: 0220107144 or Stephanie Regional Operations Manager 0274784479

Before School

Gates are opened at 8.15 am. Classrooms will be open from 8.30am and Parents are welcome.

After School

Bottom gate opens at 2.40pm

Interior gates open at 2.45pm

In Class

Students will still be encouraged to use hand sanitiser at least before and after breaks and will continue to regularly wash and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows. Surfaces will be regularly disinfected.

Students who are unwell are still to stay home.


Everyone's happy to be back.

Welcome back to all of our Papatoetoe West Family. We have missed you all and are so glad to see you all. School feels a little different for now but our staff and students are campaigning on like real heroes.

PRE-SCHOOL MEETING DATES 2020

2020 Stationery Lists

Here are the links to our stationery lists. You can click on the Eeny Meeny link and it will take you to their online store where you can order directly from them and have the pack delivered. Easy Peasy.

New Entrants (Year 0)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Years 5 and 6

You can buy your packs directly from here: Eeny Meeny

Download our Skool Loop app for updates, alerts and newsletters directly sent to your phone. Found in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

These wonderful people have donated to the Health and Wellbeing of the staff at Papatoetoe West School. We are very grateful for their generosity.

www.facebook.com/papatoetoewestschool