Welcome to
Pāpāmoa Primary School

Growing Successful Learners 

Ngā mihi nui whānau

Nau mai haere mai ki te kura mātua ā Pāpāmoa 

Ko Taranaki te maunga

Ko Hangatahu te awa

Ko Kurahaupō te waka

Ko Taranaki te iwi

Ko Tarawainuku te marae 

Ko Simeon toku whānau

Ko Matt toku ingoa

Ko tumuaki te kura mātua ā Pāpāmoa

Kia ora and warm greetings to all new whānau and visitors to Pāpāmoa Primary School!

As the Principal of this vibrant school, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our community. Our school is located in the heart of Pāpāmoa, just a stone's throw away from the beautiful Pāpāmoa Beach. We are proud to offer a safe and nurturing learning environment that is underpinned by strong values of Care - Manaakitanga, Commitment - Kia Manawanui, Courage - Kia Maia and being Connected - Whanaungatanga. 

At Pāpāmoa Primary School, we believe that every child has the potential to succeed and thrive, and we are committed to providing an education that caters to the needs and interests of each individual learner. Our highly skilled and dedicated team work tirelessly to create engaging and challenging learning experiences that inspire our students to become curious and confident lifelong learners.

We are also committed to building strong relationships with our whānau and wider community, and we encourage and value the involvement of parents and caregivers in their child's education. 

I invite you to explore our school website where you will find useful information about our school, our staff, our curriculum, and our community. We look forward to meeting you and your family and sharing in the exciting journey of learning and growth that awaits your child at Pāpāmoa Primary School.

Noho ora mai,

Matt Simeon
Tumuaki | Principal

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Our Team

Senior Leadership Team

Matt Simeon

Principal

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Sara Travers

Deputy Principal

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Anna Oglesby

Deputy Principal

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Hannah Mortimore

SENCO

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Tiepa Tahana

Kaiārahi Te Āo Māori

[email protected]

Te Manawanui - Reo Rua

Tiepa Tahana

Kaiārahi Te Āo Māori

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Olivia Hayward

Kaiako

Te Manawanui 1

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Kahurangi Poa

Kaiako - Job Share

Te Manawanui 2

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Jennie Abbot

Kaiako - Job Share

Te Manawanui 2

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Layton Brosnahan

Kaiako

Te Manawanui 3

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Catherine Mahoney

Kaiako

Te Manawanui 4

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Mōtītī Year 5 & 6

Erin Burningham

Team Leader

Mōtītī 3

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Damian Groufsky

Teacher

Mōtītī 1

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Alana Laupama

Teacher

Mōtītī 2

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Catherine McLeod

Teacher

Mōtītī 4

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Hannah O'Kane

Teacher

Mōtītī 5

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Bruce Greet

Classroom Release

Mōtītī

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Tūhua Year 3 & 4

Filipe Prieto

Team Leader

Tūhua 4

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Katie Larsen

Teacher

Tūhua 1

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Melissa Rumney

Teacher

Tūhua 2

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Jemma Rapson

Teacher

Tūhua 3

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Kate Williamson

Teacher - Job Share

Tūhua 5

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Kylie Goodhue

Teacher - Job Share

Tūhua 5

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Kelly Soutar

Teacher

Tūhua 6

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Kirsty Evens

Classroom Release

Tūhua

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Matakana Year 2

Angie Haman

Team Leader

Matakana 3

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Frances Pitts

Teacher

Matakana 1

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Olivia Murray

Teacher

Matakana 2

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Chrissy Pickering

Teacher

Matakana 4

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Sarah McGovern

Classroom Release

Mōtītī/Matakana

[email protected]

Karewa New Entrants - Year 1

Kate Hooper

Team Leader

Karewa 5

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Ange Braddock

Teacher

Karewa 1

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Tracey Dunlop

Teacher

Karewa 2

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Jeanette Biddick

Teacher

Karewa 3

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Tara Manning

Teacher - Job Share

Karewa 4

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Michelle Hall

Teacher - Job Share

Karewa 4

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Stormie Ivamy

Classroom Release

Karewa

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Admin Team

Rochelle Goninon

Office Manager

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Joyce Corbishley

Finances

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Amy Mellor

Enrolments

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Learning Support

Hannah Mortimore

SENCO

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Andrea James

Reading Recovery/Specialist ORS Teacher

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Sarah Kraling

Specialist ORS Teacher

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Gayle Eyers

Reading Recovery

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Rebekah Robinson

Teacher Aide/ELL Lead

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Francis Osborne

Teacher Aide

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Hazel Hokianga

Teacher Aide

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Jess Harper

Teacher Aide

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Pip Bell

Teacher Aide

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Becky Chicken

Teacher Aide

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Michelle White

Teacher Aide

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Jasvir Kaur

Teacher Aide

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Sports Coordinator

Kirsten Crossan

Sports Coordinator

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Property

Mike Le Cocq

Property Manager

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Kiwi Can

Olivia Clague

Kiwican Leader

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Ben Percy

Kiwican Leader

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BOT) are a group of elected parents who govern our school. It is their responsibility, along with the principal, to provide clear direction for the school’s future. The BOT help ensure quality learning takes place within our great school.

The Pāpāmoa Primary School Board of Trustee Members are proud to be working to help shape the future of the tamariki in our community through their governance of the school. The Board strives to provide modern and safe learning environments and tools to support the school’s teaching teams and to inspire and motivate our students to aim higher by learning to raise their aspirations.

The Board operates under a Presiding Member (Chairperson) and consists of parent representatives elected by the school community, the Principal and a staff-elected representative.

Board meetings are usually held twice per term, with other meetings and discussions happening when needed between the elected members and the Principal. 

Should you like to know more about our school board of trustees, please email the Presiding Member [email protected]

Board Meeting Dates 

 

BOT Meetings

TERM
WEEK
DAY / DATE
TIME
VENUE
Term: Two
Week: 5
Day/Date: Monday 22nd May 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Staffroom
Term: Two
Week: 9
Day/Date: Tuesday 20th Jun 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Staffroom
Term: Three
Week: 4
Day/Date: Tuesday 8th Aug 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Staffroom
Term: Three
Week: 9
Day/Date: Tuesday 12th Sep 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Staffroom
Term: Four
Week: 4
Day/Date: Tuesday 31st Oct 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Staffroom
Term: Four
Week: 9
Day/Date: Tuesday 5th Dec 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Staffroom

 

Board Meeting Minutes 

 

Board Meeting September 2023

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Board Meeting June 2023

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Board Meeting May 2023

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Board Meeting April 2023

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Board Meeting February 2023

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Board Meeting December 2022

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Board Meeting November 2022

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Board Meeting September 2022

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Board Meeting August 2022

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Board Meeting July 2022

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Board Meeting June 2022

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Board Meeting May 2022

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Board Meeting March 2022

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Board Elections

 

Parent Election Results Declaration (no voting election required)

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was fewer than the
number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected:

 

Brooks, Amber

Divehall, Mark

 

Signed

Rochelle Goninon
Returning Officer

Kiwi Can

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Kiwi Can is a life skills and values programme that we are fortunate to offer at Pāpāmoa School, and all our students attend a Kiwi Can lesson once a week. We have two trained Kiwi Can Leaders, who are awesome role models for our students, deliver high-energy, interactive and, most importantly, fun lessons.

The programme from the Foundation for Youth Development teaches essential life skills and values like resilience, health, respect, integrity and manners. It aims to equip young New Zealanders with:

  • A sense of self-worth and self-confidence
  • The ability to take responsibility and be accountable for actions
  • Valuable life skills
  • A 'can do' attitude to the challenges of life

For more information about the Kiwi Can Programme visit https://dinglefoundation.org.nz/kiwi-can/

 

Student Leadership