In 2014 we introduced school House Groups. We have 4 houses at Paraparaumu School, Pohutukawa, Manuka, Rata and Kowhai. At the end of each term we have a “house day”. These are run by staff or our senior year 8 students. For the summer terms we have an outside focus for our House Days, these can include tabloid sports, relay events or student designed activities. During the winter terms we focus on indoor activities, for example, wearable art competitions.
Each House has a distinctive colour, Red for Pohutukawa, Green for Manuka, Yellow for Kowhai and Blue for Rata. Staff, students and parents come dressed in these colours for House Days. Each House has also developed their own chants, so it can get quite noisy. These days are fun filled and staff, students and parents look forward to them each term.