February 23, 2023

Paraparaumu School


Dear families and friends of our school

ETAP: You should have received via email earlier in the week instructions on how to load our new parent app onto your phone called ETAP.  This is now the preferred way to communicate with the school for absentees, Kindo, Newsletter, School Website & Calendar. Please contact the office if you have not received this.

Testing:  Every year we administer standardised tests in late February and early March. These help us identify areas of strength and weakness and help us to help your child with their future learning. We will be undertaking Progressive Achievement Tests (PATs), for Reading Vocab and Comprehension.  Children in Years 4-8 will be completing these assessments.  Whilst we want good, accurate results, we will not be making this a stressful time for your child and we would appreciate your support with this approach. It does not matter how the children perform, we only use these tests as a diagnostic tool to direct future teaching and learning.  It is however important that your child is at school for these assessments

Mathletics, Reading Eggs & Reading ExpressI do encourage you all to sign your child up for these web-based programs at $26 for a whole years access. It really does make homework exciting and helps reinforce what is being taught in class.

School Road Crossing

A reminder to please be very careful around the road crossing during drop off and pick up times. Our road patrollers are newly trained and need lots of help to grow their confidence.

Please listen carefully to them and obey their instructions. Please also be aware of where to park and where not to. Cars parked in the wrong place can obstruct the view of our road patrollers. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou – warm regards to you all.

Steven Caldwell

Student of the Week

Teddy                        Room  13                      Year  2

Teddy, you have THE best attitude to everything you do, especially your learning. It is awesome to see how you have developed the confidence and skills to manage yourself and your things. You are now a leader in Room 13 and show great care towards your classmates. You are always willing to help out anyone who needs it and I love the way you encourage others when you see that they need a boost! Teddy, you always try your best and are happy to give new things a go, even when you might be a bit nervous to start with. What a great role model you are for us all! I can’t wait to see what you get up to next!

Congratulations to our Whiz Kids Room P.A.R.T Certificates
Zed 1 Harry
Te Ariki 2 Tiana
Esme 3 Novalee
Capri 3 Manaia
Finn 4 Tom
Owen 5 Bohdi
Zahara 6 Holly
Cody 7 Carly
Megan 8 Hunter H
Preston 9 Harrison
Rylah-May 10 Kohl
D’Arcy 11 Liam
Corin 12 Paige
Royce 13 Kelly-George

PTA Family Night  Slip and Slide!

Friday 3rd March

Bring the whanau down to school 4:30-6pm to celebrate summer with a Slip ‘n’ Slide! Bring a picnic or we have a sausage sizzle available, $2 cash.

Movin’ March begins next Wednesday!  Get walking, biking, scootering, hopping, dancing – anything!!!  Just move to school!  Your child will get a passport that will get stamped at the school gate PLUS there are give aways to earn!!!


PART of the Family/ Kia kotahi tatou was developed from our school being part of the PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) professional development. P.A.R.T is designed to provide an overarching concept that all involved with Paraparaumu School will live by, that includes students, staff and parents and caregivers. It is designed to nurture a positive environment by promoting respectful and caring relationships that support student Hauora, (wellbeing).

For the first three weeks of term we will be focusing on the value of ‘RESPECT’.  What does this look like?  What does this sound like?  Teach your children to use respectful words and phrases, like “Yes, Miss/Mrs. Smith,” and to say please and thank you. Explain that respect is shown not only in their behaviour but also in their attitude toward others. Make sure kids know that it’s not okay for anyone, including adults, to use disrespectful behaviour.

Part Winners Room  
Amelia 10 Respect
Coen E 9 Respect
Sean 12 Respect
Maia-Jade 5 Respect
Piripi 2 Respect

Big Band Uke Club.

A perfect start to your musical journey.

Contact Shane to enrol your Rockstar.

Netball 2023

Registrations are now open for years 5-8

For more information about pre-season sessions, trials and the upcoming winter season please check out the link below. The registration form link is included on this page.