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Kia ora - Namaste - Talofa lava - Talofa ni - Malo e lelei - Kia orana - Fakaalofa lahi atu - Ni Hao and warm pacific greetings to you all

Welcome to our school!

We are a vibrant, thriving community in the heart of South Auckland.

At Papatoetoe West we believe that every child can experience success in their schooling and what this looks like will be different for every child. Our approach is to provide a broad curriculum with rich and meaningful learning experiences. We show commitment to our vision of E tu Kahikitea - Together we strive for growth through learning, by working with whānau and all key stakeholders to support our ākonga as best we can.

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What's happening at Papatoetoe West School?

Upcoming Events in February

Mon 26

Week 4 Term 1

26 Feb 2024

Tue 27

InterSchool Swim Competition

27 Feb 2024

Latest Notices

We need help at breakfast club - Volunteers needed
23 Feb 2024

Kia ora e te whānau, 

We provide a completely FREE breakfast club each morning from 8:15am. This is run by two lovely volunteers. They're superstars!

Times are tough though, and more students are turning up needing food before school starts.

We have the food. We just need more helpers to prepare the kai and help with clean up. 

If you are able to help (even if it is only committing to some days, or making it slightly later/having to leave slightly earlier) then PLEASE reach out to us. 

Regular volunteers need to be police vetted. 

Are you keen to make a difference? Please reach out! 

Meet the teachers evening feedback!
22 Feb 2024

Kia ora again whānau! 


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Share your migration story!
22 Feb 2024

Kia ora e te whānau, 

In Week 6/7 of term as part of our Transformation inquiry learning we would LOVE to have some of our parents come in and share their (or their family's) migration stories. 

This would look like 8-10 minutes of sharing your story to a class. Sorts of things our tamariki might want to know

  • Why you moved to Aotearoa?
  • How did you come?
  • What you brought with you? What you left behind?
  • Who came with you?
  • What did you think NZ would be like?
  • How you found NZ when you first arrived?
  • What did you find challenging/the hardest?
  • What do you love about the move?
  • You may have some photos to share?

No pressure, but we would love for our children to hear the stories of those within our own local community! Please get in touch. We will work out a time that works for you and you will be well supported! 


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