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23 June 2017
Farewell and Thank You to Mr Avery
Today we say farewell to Mr Avery as he heads off on a new adventure. We wish you all the very best Mr...
22 June 2017
Life Education
Today we welcome Life Education to Papamoa Primary School.  Across the next fortnight, all classes will visit for two...
22 June 2017
Mini Ball World Cup
 What an epic day at the Mini Ball World Cup basketball!  Two awesome teams played so well and had some really great wins!  I was so impressed with the great sportsmanship from all...
21 June 2017
Western Bays Cross Country
The kids had a great day at the Western Bays Cross Country. All of them ran really well! Three students will be running in the BOP Cross Country next week in...
16 June 2017
BayWide-Rippa-Rugby
Written by BoP Rugby BayWide-Rippa-Rugby The top 12 teams from across the region competed in the Baywide Rippa Rugby World Cup, at Brood Park, in front of special guests: players from the...
16 June 2017
EPRO8 Competition
2 teams from the Motiti Syndicate went to the EPRO8 competition that was held at Greenpark School. It is a challenge that combines skills such as engineering, problem solving, innovation and...
15 June 2017
Squash
BOP Primary Schools - Year 5 & 6 Students - Individual Squash Champs We sent 3 boys to the Squash championships in Te Puke.  Great attitudes today even during our Papamoa vs Papamoa...
13 June 2017
Motiti Spelling Bee
The Motiti Spelling Bee took place in the school hall today.  Congratulations to all of our 18 competitors who represented each of their classes with spelling finesse.  Our 4 Top...
9 June 2017
Teachers vs Kids Rippa Rugby
Today our Rippa Rugby team got to show our teachers how skilled they are!! What an awesome game with students taking the...
8 June 2017
Winners of Young Einsteins Competition
Congratulations to Zach E, Quinn V, Mia L and Mia W! For the first time a Papamoa Primary team has won the annual Young Einsteins competition held at Arataki School. Papamoa Primary entered two...
8 June 2017
Kiwi Can
For our last week covering 'Reliability', we made crepe paper trains where we went through the obstacles on the playground without ripping or letting go of the crepe paper. We all...
7 June 2017
Mount Cluster Cross Country
The Mount Cluster Cross Country was held today in beautiful conditions at Blake Park.  Our 30 strong team were great ambassadors for the school and we had amazing parent support....
2 June 2017
PTA Raffle Winners
Very happy students today! Thank you to Harvey Norman and Marinkovich Portrait...
2 June 2017
Gazebos
Through the PTA fundraising and a grant from the Lions Foundation, the school now has four gazebos in whanau group colours. These are going to be a great asset for sunsmart awareness at the...
30 May 2017
Book Fair
Thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair. The school received $1000 worth of books for the library as a result of your...
26 May 2017
PTA Photo Competition Winners
Motiti - Bryn Room 26 Great composition.  Really talks and engages you. He looks ready to listen for instructions. Photo is focused well on his face, capturing his expression. Nice depth...
25 May 2017
Cross Country
Thanks to all the parents and whanau that joined us today for the Whole School Cross Country at Gordon Spratt Reserve. Weather conditions were perfect and there were some exceptional athletic...
25 May 2017
PTA - Thank you for the ice blocks
A BIG thank you to the PTA for providing all students with an ice-block after the cross country. They were enjoyed by...
24 May 2017
WBOP Rippa Rugby World Cup
Congratulations to our students who competed at the WBOP Rippa Rugby World Cup at Blake Park today. Both teams (Yr3/4 and Yr/56) were fantastic ambassadors and played exceptionally well. Our...
23 May 2017
Demolition Progress
Demolition Progress at...
23 May 2017
Mauao Tree Planting
22 students were involved in planting trees out on Mauao. This is part of the school's participation in the 'Trees for Survival' programme. The Papamoa Rotary sponsor the growing...
19 May 2017
The Amazing Race
Today a team of six Motiti students have taken part in the Amazing Race, held at Mount Drury.  Arianna, Rueben, Rhydian, Cres, Cam and Jenna had to use team work and planning to complete a...
19 May 2017
Fairhaven vs Papamoa School Rippa Rugby
The 10th annual Fairhaven vs Papamoa School Rippa Rugby exchange took place at Papamoa School today. The Day started with a Powhiri followed by our Two Year 5 / 6 teams, Two Year 3 / 4 teams and...
12 April 2017
Anzac Tribute Assembly 2017
Today we held an ANZAC Tribute Assembly to recognise and remember those who served to give us all we have today. We were fortunate to have Derek and Barry from the Mount RSA speak to our children....
12 April 2017
WBOP Swimming Champs
Congratulations to our students who competed at the WBOP Swimming Champs at Greerton Swimming Pool today.  Our team of 6 Charlotte, Arianna, Declan, Jack , Jade and Oliver had a very...
9 April 2017
Flippaball Finals
Well done to the Papamoa Primary Sea Wolves, Year 5/6 A Grade Flippaball Champions for Term 1 2017, winning the final 4-2 over Omanu Primary School. The final was a tight affair with Papamoa...
8 April 2017
Ripper Rugby Finals Night - Term 1 2017
A beautiful evening at Gordon Spratt Reserve for the BOPRU Ripper Rugby Module Finals night.  Our Year 0-2 team had another solid win to finish their season unbeaten. There was some quality...
7 April 2017
Kayaking
The last of our year 6 lessons with the BOP Canoe and Kayaking club were held on Friday. We were lucky enough to have Luka Jones come an speak at assembly and then come to a...
6 April 2017
Kiwi Can Big Move
Kiwi Can will be on the move next term while the new classes are being built. Meet our new mobile classroom, Trev the...
31 March 2017
WOB Surf Champs
Great conditions and an outstanding opportunity for 6 of our Papamoa Primary athletes to compete against fellow Primary School Surfers at today's WBOP Champs.  Tayne, Anja and...
30 March 2017
Surf Champs
Good luck to our surf team for tomorrow's WBOP Primary School Champs at Tay st. Papamoa Primary School will be represented by Sterling, Nachalah, Anja, Kalani, Tayne, and Daniel. Make sure...
24 March 2017
Flippaball
Best of luck to our Flippaball teams for their games this weekend, and thanks to those parents that are helping to coach and manage our teams.  Special mention to Don and Naomi McNeilly...
24 March 2017
Whanau Group Assembly
Whanau Groups at Papamoa Primary School. Our presenters, Rebecca and Josiah, got the students from each of the Whanau Groups to stand and give a splash of their colour at assembly this...
22 March 2017
Pete Drysdal Visit
We had a visit from BOP Cricket Captain, Pete Drysdal, who brought the Hawke Cup for the boys to see. Bay of Plenty successfully defended this recently - it is the oldest trophy in...
20 March 2017
Kayak lessons begin this Friday - Year 6
Fun and enjoyable Year 6 Kayaking lessons with coaches from the Canoe and Kayak Club began on Friday in the school...
20 March 2017
Cricket
Our Division 1 Blue Cricketers played easily their best game of the season on Saturday, securing a 64 run win over Albion Chargers.  The boys only conceded 2 wickets as they scored 106 runs...
17 March 2017
Cricket
Sean Davey from BOP Cricket was in this morning working with our Cricketers on their bowling technique. Great to see the boys improving so quickly and given the opportunity to get quality 1-1...
16 March 2017
Girls Cricket
Well done to our Girls Cricket team. 4 wins from 4 games at yesterday's GoGirls WBOP Tournament at Blake Park. Great job girls, and a huge thanks to Conrad, Rei, Janine, and...
16 March 2017
Karewa Aquathlon
What an amazing day we had for our Karewa Aquathlon.  The weather was brilliant, the pool was warm and the students full of energy.  The Karewa Teachers were incredibly proud of our...
15 March 2017
KIwi Can - Term 1
Kiwi Can is starting the year with the theme 'Positive Relationships'. We've spent the last 3 weeks focusing on positive communication. We will now spend the next 3 weeks talking about...
15 March 2017
White Fern Banner Prize
 White Ferns supporters receiving their prize for winning the banner...
15 March 2017
Blue Light Sausage Sizzle
Blue Light crew doing the sausage sizzle.  A big thank you from Papamoa Primary for the free sausage for...
15 March 2017
Motiti Swimming Sports
We had an amazing two days of swimming sports in the senior school. Every student swimming at least 4 times from freestyle and backstroke to noodle races and dolphin dives. It was fantastic to...
15 March 2017
Waikato Primary Schools Triathalon
Alanah E, Oliver N, Chloe C and Michael C from Papamoa Primary entered the Waikato Primary Schools Championships at Kinloch. All students competed extremely well and were proud of their efforts....
15 March 2017
Karate
Gabrielle M competed at the Auckland Classic Karate competition and achieved a 3rd placing in her Kumité (fighting) division and 2nd place in her Kata division. A fantastic...
13 March 2017
Tennis - Under 10 Regional Team comp
Luke B and his Western Bay of Plenty team won the Under 10 Regional Team Tennis competition for the North Island. This was held at the Papamoa Tennis club. Luke played especially well, not...
12 March 2017
Top Schools Champions 2017
Congratulations to our Top Schools team on their victory on Sunday.  It was a tough old day out at Paengaroa School, however our team showed guts, resilience, fitness, consistent skill sets...
9 March 2017
Netball
If you have a daughter or son keen on representing Papamoa Primary School in Netball across Terms 2 and 3, Click here to sign them up!  Mrs Baggaley in Room 17 is in charge of our...
3 March 2017
PTA Raffle Winners
The PTA raffle winners are: Jack from Motiti, Eden from Karewa and Aaron from Tuhua....
3 March 2017
Rippa Rugby
We have 8 teams playing - 1 x Year 0-2 team, 3 x Year 3/4 teams, 4 x year 5/6 teams. That's more than 80 children representing our school. Thanks to all our parent coaches and...
2 March 2017
Chief's Tickets - Kiwi Can
Kiwi Can were offered six tickets to the Chief's game in Hamilton on Friday. We did a draw and Cres G and Rylan L were our lucky winners! Congratulations...
2 March 2017
White Ferns Banner
Congratulations Papamoa Primary for winning the Banner Competition at today's White Ferns Cricket test vs Australia. The girls won a prize pack each.    Thanks heaps...
24 February 2017
Triathlon - O'Reilly Cup 2017
The O'Reilly Cup for the Year 4 Boys Papamoa Primary School Triathlon Champion was presented for the first time to Hemi A. Thanks to Phil, Monique, Kerry, Noah, and Mila for the...
23 February 2017
Triathalon
Congratulations to all of our wonderful students who took part in our Papamoa School Triathlon or Aquathon.  It was wonderful to see resilience, perseverence, commitment and grit from all...
17 February 2017
Rainy Start Today
Committed to keeping us all...
17 February 2017
Chooks Update
During 2016, five chooks made Papamoa Primary School their new home. Thanks to all the work Mr Gradon, our caretaker, did prior to them arriving they have an extensive run in our garden plot. The...
15 February 2017
GoGirls Cricket
GoGirls Cricket Every Wednesday lunchtime, starting 8th February, for all keen  year 4-6 girls working towards the Rainbow World Cup on the 15th March 2017 Rebecca Yee from BOP...
13 February 2017
Cricket
Papamoa Primary School will have 3 teams representing us in Saturday morning WBOP Cricket this term. We will have 2 boys teams, in Division 1 Blue and Division 2 Gold, and our Girls team playing...
10 February 2017
Swimming Assessments
Learn to swim assessments are well under way.  All of our classes have been in the pool this week having their swimming needs assessed by a swimming...
10 February 2017
Top Schools Team 2017
Our Top Schools team are well into preparations for 2017.  Lots of early starts with Miss Abbott for the next 4 weeks to make sure we are ready to defend our title on Sunday March...
15 December 2016
Top Schools Team 2017
Congratulations to our Top Schools team for 2017. This will be held on Sunday March 12th at Paengaroa School. Oscar CG Chloe...
13 December 2016
Flippa Ball Year 5/6
Our Year 5 /6 Flippa Ball team came second in the final on Sunday. The team should be super proud of themselves for all their hard work this term. They have only lost 2 games over all, coming...
13 December 2016
Beach Education - Rm 4, 13 & 17
Rooms 4, 13 and 17 visited the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club today and really enjoyed learning about being safe at our beach. We even have one young learner who can't wait to join them in their...
12 December 2016
Swimming
Great effort from 3 Papamoa Primary swimmers over the weekend! Arianna R (Greerton swimming club), Zaniqua P (Papamoa Swimming club), and Talitha McE (Papamoa Swimming...
10 December 2016
Touch Rugby
Saturday was the Finals at Touch Papamoa, and we were represented in all 4 Grand Finals, winning 3 of them. In the Year 3/4 Boys Grand Final we snuck home with a 3-2 win over Te...
5 December 2016
Leach Cup 2016
The Leach Cup for Outstanding Performance in Year 5/6 Athletics has been awarded to Micah H.    Micah represented Papamoa Primary and the Mount Cluster at last weeks WBOP Primary...
2 December 2016
Waterpolo
Our team finished their season on Friday night at Windermere, placing 6th in the Intermediate/Primary Schools C Grade. A very strong effort, considering the number of Year 5's and players new...
1 December 2016
Coding
Our Year 2 students have had the opportunity to participate in some entry level coding this term. Lunchtime groups are available for Karewa students to work with the Bee Bots, small robots that...
25 November 2016
Ra Whakangahau
REFLECTION The highlight of the day was performing the poi and haka. We could feel the mat underneath us while we stomped on the hard ground. The second time we sang Rona the front row of...
23 November 2016
Kids for Kids 2016
Kids for Kids was back with a bang for 2016!  'Slice of Heaven' was packed with 100% Kiwi-loved songs fronted by Kiwi entertainer Jackie Clarke. Papamoa Primary joined a team of local...
22 November 2016
Beach Education 2016
Rooms 10 and 21 had a great day at Mount Maunganui SLSC yesterday as part of Beach Education.  The children explored the facilities, learnt about keeping safe at the beach over the summer...
19 November 2016
Cricket Victory
Well done to our Division 1 Gold Cricket team on their win over Albion Hawks at Gordon Spratt on Saturday morning.    Albion batted first, and our boys did well to get a couple...
18 November 2016
Orange Day Celebrations
The Orange Day Parade and Celebration was held on Friday. This is to thank all of the work our school's Road Patrollers do throughout the year. Thank you Road...
16 November 2016
Little Gardens - Room 5
In Room 5, we have had lots of fun taking care of the plants in our Little Garden! We have done maths and writing about them as we have watched and patiently waited for them to grow. Now that they...
11 November 2016
Water Polo and Flippaball
Best of luck to all our athletes representing Papamoa Primary School in Water Polo and Flippaball this weekend.    All 4 of our teams are having successful and enjoyable seasons...
10 November 2016
Karewa Athletics Day
What a fantastic day we had for our Karewa Athletics on today and a wonderful turnout of support from family and friends for our little athletes.  The students participated in lots of fun...
9 November 2016
Little Garden - Ready to Plant
We were so excited when we received a box for the Little Gardeners of Pipi Pod. Inside we found lots of pots, seeds, labels and circles of expanding soil! After waiting and watching and...
9 November 2016
World Cup Cricket
Papamoa Primary represented us well at the World Cup Cricket held at Blake Park.  Definitely best...
8 November 2016
Sandpit Goodies
Kids enjoying the new sandpit goodies! Thanks again to the...
5 November 2016
Jump Jam Champions 2016
Well done to our school Jump Jam team, Champions of Year 4-6 Novice team at the North Island Champs on Saturday.  The team performed to the song Magik 2.0, and were awarded excellence...
3 November 2016
Sandpit toys
A big thank you to the PTA for the toys for the Karewa sandpit.  The Tonka toys are only part of the package.  There are some great buckets, spades, sieves on the way.  Thank you to...
26 October 2016
Tennis - WBOP Champs
Congratulations to our Tennis team, WBOP Primary School Champions for 2016. The title has been successfully defended from last year!  Well done to Luke, Kerry, Noah, Bede, Heston, Oliver,...
25 October 2016
Motiti Camp
Last week Motiti Syndicate went off to Finlay Park Camp for 3 days with 160 kids and 40 adults for the time of their lives! Situated on Lake Karapiro the camp is all about water based challenges....
17 October 2016
Free Chooks
The chooks are now free...
17 October 2016
WBOP Junior Cricket
Papamoa Primary will have 4 teams playing in WBOP Junior Cricket this term.    Our Division 1 Gold team the Pap Caps started their season on Saturday with a friendly against...
14 October 2016
Water Polo
Well done to our Water Polo team who made a cracking start to the Intermediate School C Grade season on Friday evening, winning all three grading games and conceding no goals in the process....
12 October 2016
Happy Chooks
The chooks were so happy with their new house that they laid 2 eggs for...
11 October 2016
Chooks
As part of our sustainability focus last term it was agreed by the students that it would be good to have our own chooks at school. Thanks to our caretaker, Terry Gradon, for creating the chook...
11 October 2016
Second Lettuce Harvest
We have harvested a second lot of lettuces from our school...
22 September 2016
POWA Show
Yesterday we had our POWA exhibition. Each class had a representative  who shared their environmentally responsive art pieces with their peers.  Lots of paper, card and plastic being...
21 September 2016
Basketball Year 3/4 Finals
Another big night of action at the ASB Arena last night with the Year 3/4 Basketball Finals Night.    Well done to all of our teams, and a huge thanks to the coaches and managers...
19 September 2016
Beach Brilliance Maths
Four of our Papamoa students joined others from the cluster schools to participate in the Beach Brilliance Maths Day.  This involved quiz, teacher and problem solving sessions. The students...
19 September 2016
New World Little Garden
The Pipi Pod planted their New World Little Garden on Friday afternoon and as we arrived on Monday morning, the Cress, Kale and Cabbage were appearing already! So...
17 September 2016
Hockey - Winners of Huhunga Cup
It has been another successful Hockey season, with Papamoa Black being named Most Outstanding Year 3/4 Team and winning the Hahunga Cup.  The Hahunga cup is especially significant for our...
16 September 2016
Basketball Finals night
Three months of playing and training for the Papamoa Bulls all came down to the final against the Green Park Warriors on Friday night.  It was locked up at 22-22 at full time, which led...
15 September 2016
Basketball Semis 2016
A huge congratulations to our Papamoa Primary School Year 5/6 Basketball teams who are playing in the Tauranga City Basketball Primary Schools' Competition and go on to face their big finals...
14 September 2016
Hockey
Congratulations to all our Papamoa Primary School Hockey teams who have got their final this Saturday. It has been another successful season.    As always, this season would not...
14 September 2016
Girls Rugby Player of the Year 2016
Congratulations to Jazmin S, inaugural winner of the Papamoa Primary School Girls Rugby Player of the Year for 2016. Jazmin is a talented, gutsy and skillful player who has...
13 September 2016
Partners in Learning - ERO
The Education Review Office have published a new booklet to support parents/whanau when building learning partnerships for their children.  This publication highlights the significant role...
9 September 2016
PTA Sausage Sizzle
A big thank you today to the PTA for cooking up those yummy hot sausages for our...
5 September 2016
Tennis
This week Peter from the Papamoa Tennis Club is  running lessons with all of our classes.  This Sunday 11th September is the.... "Have a Go Open...
3 September 2016
Bay of Plenty vs Otago Mitre 10 Cup Game
Thanks to Palm Beach Plaza, 40 of our boys and some Dads got a trip to see BOP vs Otago in the Mitre 10 Cup game at the Tauranga Domain on Sunday. It was a great experience!  Buses and...
2 September 2016
Basketball
Our Papamoa Bulls playing their little hearts out in their best game of the season, the Semi Final, on Friday night. We are in the Finals for this Friday night. A great result for Papamoa...
2 September 2016
Resource Wise School
Papamoa Primary School is a participant in the council's Resource Wise Schools and on Friday some Tuhua students were involved in our second rubbish audit looking towards being accredited as...
1 September 2016
First Aid Training
Our Year 6's  have been making the most of the opprotunity to do First Aid Training today.  A valuable life...
1 September 2016
Beach Brilliance
We have been the host for Beach Brilliance today for our local school...
30 August 2016
Art Gallery Trip - Room 15
Room 15 Art Gallery experience. Continuous line drawing using sharpie, pastel and...
26 August 2016
Reading Group Fun
On Friday a reading group from Room 12 was taken to visit the garden by Mr Whitaker. This was a follow up after they had read a story 'Getting Your Hands Dirty'. At the garden they looked...
26 August 2016
Daffodil Day
Papamoa Primary celebrated Daffodil Day with a mufti day with a gold coin donation to the Cancer Society.  We had bright colours, great art work and a generous spirit.  Thank you to all...
20 August 2016
Under 11 BOP Rugby Champs
Under 11 BOP Champs Papamoa Rugby Club Under 11 Blue Rugby Team are BOP Champions, after beating  Marist and Paroa on Saturday. The Papamoa Rugby Club Under 9 Stripes - Noah,...
19 August 2016
Girls Rugby
On Friday 19th August our girls played in thier annual tournament at Gordon Spratt Reserve.  Our 3 teams played their hearts out and played some excellent running rugby,...
19 August 2016
Foodbank Appeal
What an amazing community Papamoa Primary School has. We feel so proud to be a part of such a generous community. Today we were able to hand over 9 boxes of donated food items to the Foodbank who...
18 August 2016
Specsavers Motiti Market Day
Well... What a FANTASTIC afternoon had by all at the Specsavers Motiti Market Place. There were cake stalls, ice creams, raffles, sack races, dots on the car, basketball shots, photo booths,...
13 August 2016
Rugby
Congratulations to our boys that represented Papamoa Rugby Club in the WBOP Finals at Gordon Spratt Reserve. Papamoa Stripes won the Under 9's Final against Te Puna, 32 – nil. Caleb...
11 August 2016
Teddy Bears Picnic
Our junior school had a lovely Teddy Bear's picnic today.  They found a sheltered spot to lunch with their teddy friends.  Fun for...
10 August 2016
Rugby League
Mr Tahana took 3 teams to represent our school at this awesome event at Grenada Park. We are sure the boys had a great day and played some quality games of...
2 August 2016
Lambs Visit Tuhua
The lucky children in the Tuhua pod had some 4 legged friends visit on Tuesday.  So...
18 July 2016
Tai Mitchell Rep
Congratulations to Kerry O’R who played for the Te Puke Rep representative Tai Mitchell team over the holidays in Opotiki. Te Puke placed 5th overall after 6 days of...
7 July 2016
Disco
Fun at our end of Term disco.  The theme was ‘Space’.  Thank you to our wonderful PTA for organising such a wonderful end to Term...
6 July 2016
Space Final Frontier Exhibition
On Wednesday 6th July we will be holding a Space Final Frontier Exhibition here at Papamoa Primary School. This will be a culmination of the children’s Inquiry Learning this term. If you...
28 June 2016
BOP Primary School Cross Country Champs
Well done to Chloe C, representing Papamoa Primary School and Western Bay of Plenty at the BOP Primary School Cross Country Champs at Woodlands School (Opotiki).    Chloe placed...
28 June 2016
Basketball World Cup - Yr 5 & 6
On Wednesday 28th June our Yr 5/6 team participated in the annual Basketball World Cup representing the kingdom of TONGA. We finished 2nd in our pool games and then went on to win 2 of the...
16 June 2016
BOP Primary School Squash Champs
Our squash team competed at the BOP Primary School Champs in Rotorua on Thursday 16th June. Well done to Jonty, Kerry, Bryn, Luke and Bede!    A huge thanks to Don McNeilly for...
16 June 2016
Young Einsteins
Papamoa Primary School entered the annual cluster "Young Einstein" quiz held at Arataki School on the 16th June. Twelve teams competed from across our Cluster. The winning team was Omanu...
15 June 2016
Rippa Rugby Champs
Congratulations to our teams that competed in the BOP Champs at Paengaroa! Our Year 3/4 team qualified for the Top 4 before being knocked out by Omanu School.  Our Year 5/6 team made...
9 June 2016
Mount Cluster Cross Country Champs
Congratulations to our Cross Country team who came 3rd at this mornings Mount Cluster Cross Country Champs at Blake Park.  Well...
3 June 2016
Cross Country 2016
Papamoa Primary School Cross Country 2016 What a day! Great conditions down at Gordon Spratt, and great racing from all levels of the school.  Congratulations to all participants...
1 June 2016
Spelling Bee
On Wednesday 1st June, we had 15 outstanding spellers from across Motiti who competed in our annual Spelling Bee.  Next week our four finalists will compete at the Beach Brillance Spelling...
27 May 2016
WBOP Rippa Rugby Championships
Papamoa Primary School have won BOTH the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Divisions at today's WBOP Rippa Rugby Championships! What an incredible achievement!   We are off...
18 May 2016
WBOP Rippa Rugby World Cup 2016
Well done to all athletes that represented us at Fairhaven School in Te Puke on Friday. You were all outstanding ambassadors for Papamoa Primary School. Congratulations to our team selected...
6 May 2016
Geronimo Stilton Visits the School!
Today the school had a special visitor  It was the author, Geronimo Stilton. He made special visits to all the Karewa classrooms but also made himself known to all the other classes...
6 May 2016
ZirKa Circus Comes ToTown
Today at our school assembly we were entertained by a group of contortionists from the Zirka Circus, who are currently performing down by the Papamoa Plaza.  The students were wowed by the...
19 April 2016
WBoP Swimming Champs
There were some outstanding results for Papamoa Primary students at last term's WBOP Primary School Swim Champs at Greerton.  Charlotte G was crowned Year 5 Girl Champion, and Talitha...
15 April 2016
ANZAC Assembly
Today we welcomed three special visitors to our Papamoa Primary School ANZAC assembly.  They were Derek Williams and Barry Kellas from the Returned Services Association and Warren Dohnt...
14 April 2016
New Sandpit Toys
Room 12 wanted to do something about the lack of sandpit toys in the Tuhua sandpit.  They did some research about what toys/equipment they would like to see in the sandpit and then wrote to...
13 April 2016
School Councillors' Morning Tea
Today our wonderful PTA hosted a morning tea to acknowledge our student council members. This morning tea is in appreciation of the support our students provide the PTA with fundraising ventures,...
11 April 2016
Upcoming Cross Country Season, 2016
Click here for …Training tips and ideas to prepare you for the Cross Country season in Term 2..... Our whole school cross country is on Thursday 2nd June at the Gordon Spratt...
10 April 2016
Water Polo and Flippaball
Our team in the Intermediate C Grade Water Polo Competition finished their season with a 5-2 loss to Papamoa College A. The team finished 4th out of 14 teams, the highest placed primary school...
18 March 2016
Flag Referendum
On Thursday the Pohutukawa Maths group from Motiti held a referendum on whether we should keep our current flag, or change to the new one.  This involved all students at Papamoa Primary...
14 March 2016
Top Schools Champions 2016
Papamoa Primary School were crowned Year 5/6 Champions at the Top Schools 2016 competition, at Paengaroa School on Sunday. Congratulations to Kerry O'R, Billy S, Micah H, Rico K, Aaron G,...
9 March 2016
Triathlon 2016
Yesterday was our School Triathlon (for yrs 3-6).  What a wonderful event this was and great to see all the children participating.  The results are listed below.  Well done to our...
1 March 2016
PTA BBQ and Raffle
Our fabulous PTA put on a BBQ lunch for our students a couple of times each term, selling sausages for $2.  Our most recent BBQ was last Friday.  Students are also able to buy $1 raffle...
26 February 2016
New Lego Wall
Our library has a new innovation!  We have put up a Lego Wall in there. Its a place where students can be creative and play collaboratively, building with the Lego blocks.  It's...
24 February 2016
Pink Caps and White Ferns
  Our Papamoa Primary School Pink Caps (who are the WBOP's only all girl Cricket Team) went along to Blake Park today to cheer on the White Ferns against...
23 February 2016
Ripper Rugby 2016
The BOPRU Ripper Rugby Module started on Tuesday night at Gordon Spratt Reserve.   Papamoa Primary School is represented this year  by 2 teams in Year 0-2, 3 teams in Year 3/4, and...
19 February 2016
Elgregoe Magic Show
Our students were fortunate to have the opportunity to see this fabulous show. Using tricks, puppets, ventriloquism, music, song, stories and amazing props (including live parrots!), the...
16 February 2016
Summer Sports Opening Weekend 2016
Congratulations to all athletes that represented Papamoa Primary School over the weekend in Cricket, Water Polo and Flippaball. Our 6 teams across these 3 sports had very successful starts to...
1 February 2016
2015 End of Year Awards
At Papamoa Primary School we love celebrating students' successes.  We would like to congratulate the following award recipients for their outstanding achievement in 2015.  Well done...
11 December 2015
Leach Cup Winner!
Leach Cup  - Outstanding performance in Athletics 2015   The Leach Cup winner for 2015 is Keisha K At the Mount Cluster Athletics Champs Keisha  won the Year 6...
8 December 2015
Swimming Champs 2015
 Bay of Plenty Juniors Swimming Championships, Rotorua 5th & 6th December 2015. Kel I (Mt Maunganui Swimming Club) - competed in 50m Fly, 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle. Kel...
3 December 2015
Girls' Cricket Champions
  Congratulations to our two teams that competed at the WBOP Primary School GoGirl World Cup at Blake Park. Papamoa Primary School was crowned Champion for 2015, an...
16 November 2015
Athletics
  Motiti Athletics   Thanks to those parents that came along last week and supported Motiti Athletics. It was a great event and all our students did exceptionally...
12 November 2015
Bay Maths Competition
Recently we entered 2 teams in the Bay of Plenty Maths competition and they represented us with distinction. The 6 children involved had practised at school and home with dedication for many...
10 November 2015
Silvio
Do you recognise this handsome wee man?  Yes, it is our Papamoa Primary School star Silvio Shallcrass.  Silvio features in this beautiful book which we now have...
30 October 2015
"Black Out" Day
Today everyone wore black to school to support the All Blacks with their big game this weekend.    It has been great seeing the students' World Cup enthusiasm!   A big thank you...
28 October 2015
Tennis Champions!
  Congratulations to our Tennis team, who are the  WBOP Champions for 2015! Well done Shara, Jade, Luke, Jack, Riley, Caden, Aaron, Jonty, Zach, Carrigan, Nathan, Jed, and...
27 October 2015
Water Polo
  Our team got off to a flying start at the Intermediate School C Grade Grading night on Friday.  A 1-1 draw with Pongakawa followed by a 5-1 win over Omanu Primary...
27 October 2015
Resource Wise School
Our aspiring Year 5 Young Leaders have undertaken a "waste audit"as we progress towards being a Resource Wise School.  They worked with Van Taylor from Environment Education....
22 October 2015
Elearning Opportunities
At Papamoa Primary School we believe elearning supports exciting opportunities for our students to create, communicate, explore and collaborate in personalised learning environments. ...
22 October 2015
Information Centre Upgrade
Recently our wonderful PTA provided funds to support an upgrade in our school Information Centre.  We have used the money to: Purchase new bright, colourful, flexible furniture that...
21 October 2015
Tuhua's Inquiry Excursion
As part of their inquiry into technological innovations and the concept of invention, Tuhua visited the Blokart factory and track this week.  The children not only got to enjoy a blast around...
19 October 2015
Cricket
Cricket continues to grow in depth of talent and interest at our school. This term Papamoa Primary will have 2 teams in Division 1. The boys have transitioned across after the...
15 October 2015
Sports Season
Busy lunchtimes this week with teams preparing for the Cricket and Touch Rugby Seasons! Thanks to all those parents who have offered to coach and manage our...
23 September 2015
Nothing But Nets
Congratulations to the Nothing but Nets, our Year 3/4 Boys Basketball team, on their nail biting 16 14 Final win over Golden Sands this evening. Well done boys, and a huge thanks to coach...
21 September 2015
Loud Shirt Day
On Friday we raised nearly $500 for the Deaf Association with our "Loud Shirt" mufti...
16 September 2015
Basketball 2015
Congratulations to all our 7 basketball teams on finishing the season.  We had the most successful basketball season to date.  Two of our Year 5/6 teams placed first, and one team placed...
7 September 2015
Winter Tounament Rugby
   Rugby Results from Friday 4th September Year 5 10-a-side Rugby Papamoa Primary  40 vs. Tahatai Coast School 0 Papamoa Primary  60  vs  Golden Sands...
1 September 2015
Dictionaries from Rotary
Last week we were visited by Barrie Liddell and Viv Edgar from the Papamoa Rotary Club, who presented us with 26 Dictionaries. The donation is to support student growth and mastery of vocabulary....
1 September 2015
Hockey 7's
  Congratulations to our Year 6 Hockey Team, first team to qualify for the WBOP Winter Festival at Blake Park on Tuesday 22nd September.   Great work by Ms Travers and...
21 August 2015
WBoP Primary School Girls' Rugby10's
  9 Teams, including 2 from Papamoa Primary School, competed at the WBOP Primary School Girls Rugby 10's at Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa. There was some exceptional talent on...
20 August 2015
Rugby League
  Great work in TERRIBLE conditions by our 3 teams of boys that played in the WBOP Primary School Rugby League 9s at Grenada Park Arataki this week.   Despite the...
20 August 2015
2015 Speech Contest
Wow!!! What an impressive group of speakers. These students were our Year 5 and 6 speech finalists. Congratulations to all finalists and especially to Kyran (Y6 winner) with his speech on "My...
17 August 2015
Teddy Bears Picnic
Last week our junior school enjoyed an educational and fun Teddy Bears' Picnic.   We had lots of maths activities followed by a picnic on the Simpson Reserve, with all the...
4 August 2015
Girls' Rugby
  The 3-Week module run by the BOPRU started last week with over 50 girls from many local schools attending. Preparations are coming along nicely for the big tournament on Friday...
3 August 2015
Maori Language Week
  Whaea Kahurangi and Mr Tahana have been leading activities during lunch times to celebrate Te wiki o Te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week). We also had a special Kapa Haka performance at...
3 July 2015
PTA Disco
Many thanks to our wonderful PTA members, staff and parents who helped with our very successful PTA Disco last night.   We're sure everyone had a fabulous...
2 July 2015
Basketball "World Cup"
Yesterday we entered 2 teams into the Inter-School Basketball World Cup (Greece and Luxembourg) .  Our students all played exceptionally well and both teams came home with the "Best...
29 June 2015
BoP School Crosscountry Champs 2015
  Papamoa Primary School was represented by 3 athletes at this weeks BOP Cross Country event in Opotiki. Alanah E was 14th in the Year 4 Girls,  Ethan M was 7th in the Year 6...
18 June 2015
Matariki
Kia ora! This week we have been celebrating Matariki (Maori New Year) with a range of activities in class and at lunch times.  Have a look at some of the photos and posters the students have...
5 June 2015
Mount Cluster Cross Country
  A strong performance from Papamoa Primary School at this morning's Mount Cluster Cross Country.   Highlights...... 2nd Year 4 Girl Alanah E   Qualified...
29 May 2015
Cross Country 2015
  There were perfect conditions yesterday at Gordon Spratt for our annual whole school Cross Country!  What a beautiful day to get out and enjoy our lovely Bay of Plenty...
25 May 2015
Beach Brilliance Spelling Bee
  Papamoa Primary School did really well in the Mount Cluster Beach Brilliance Spelling Bee.   Olivia Miles gained 1st place and Anton Bernard was 2nd!  A student from...
19 May 2015
WBoP Ripper Rugby World Cup
Congratulations to the Papamoa Primary School students that represented us in last weeks BOPRU WBOP Ripper Rugby World Cup. Our teams did exceptionally well to make the Top 8 Championship before...
15 May 2015
Papamoa School Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the winners of our school Spelling Bee: 1st : Jemma Sanders  2nd : Anton Bernard 3rd : Olivia Miles  4th : Josh McCaul   These four...
4 May 2015
Synchronised Swimming Champ!
  One of our Year 6 students, Zyleika, represented Tauranga Synchro at the Australian Nationals Synchronised Swimming Championships which were held in Sydney last week. Zyleika had an...
4 May 2015
NZ Sign Language Week
  This week is New Zealand Sign Language Week. NZ Sign is the 3rd official language of New Zealand.   We were lucky enough to have Vikki in today to take a couple of classes...
24 April 2015
Anzac Day Tribute
On Friday the whole school attended our ANZAC Day tribute assembly to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli...
23 April 2015
Beebots in Room 13
  In Room 13 we are looking at Position and Orientation in Maths. We used Beebots to practise giving and following directions. The students programmed in the instructions for the Beebots...
2 April 2015
Fresh Moves
On Tuesday night we had a group of children participate in th "Fresh Moves" Bay of Plenty Dance Competition at Baycourt.   What a fantastic evening! Congratulations to each and...
1 April 2015
Mufti Day Fundraiser for Sam Fitness
Today we held a mufti day to help raise money for an ex-student of the school. For those of you who know Sam you will know how active he is in sports and all things in life. After having...
29 March 2015
Water Polo and Flippaball
Intermediate C Grade Water Polo - Champions Term 1 2015 Papamoa Primary School faced Te Puke Intermediate in the final of C Grade Water Polo for Term 1. By coincidence, the two...
26 March 2015
Karewa Aquathon
Our Karewa Aquathon was loads of fun, with almost all of our junior syndicate participating.  The phots is of some of our Year 1...
16 March 2015
Top Schools 2015 Competition
Another huge day on Sunday 15th March for our athletes, and our team were a huge credit to their school and families. They gave it 100% for 5 hours, and their determination and...
10 March 2015
Water Polo
  Our Water Polo team continue to play well in the Intermediate Grade Competition on Friday evenings at the BOP Polytechnic Pool. Our team is unbeaten after 6 games and looking...
9 March 2015
Tennis
  Carrigan H and Jack B travelled to the Hawkes Bay for the weekend to compete in a tennis inter-regional competition. They were selected as two of a four person team to represent...
5 March 2015
New Sports Uniforms
 Check out our FANTASTIC new Sports Uniforms!  We can't wait to see all of our sporting teams wearing this new kit.   Thanks to our super models, Jonty and Talitha,  who...
4 March 2015
Papamoa School Triathlon
  Thanks to everybody who supported our school triathlon on Thursday 26th February. It was an awesome event that ran very smoothly thanks to the hard work of many teachers and...
23 February 2015
Cricket 2015
Cricket continues to be a growth sport at Papamoa Primary School. We have three teams playing in Term 1 2015. The Beach Blasters play in Division 1 Blue on Saturday mornings and have started...
9 February 2015
White Ferns Visit the School
Our girls were thrilled  to have a visit last week from White Ferns Captain, Suzie Bates and all-rounder Anna Peterson.  Have a look at the SunLive link for more photos and...
17 December 2014
End of Year Prizegiving
On Tuesday we held our final assembly to farewell our Year 6 students. We wish them all a wonderful year ahead as they move on to other schools to continue their learning journey.  The...
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