Term Dates 2024

Term One


Monday 5th February - Learning Partnership Day

Wednesday 7st February - Classes start


Friday 12th April

Term Two

Monday 29th April


Friday 5th July

Term Three

Monday 22nd July


Friday 27th September

Term Four

Monday 14th October


Wednesday 18th December 12pm

Office Opening Hours

The school office will be closed during term time school holidays.

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Bell Times

8.40am School Begins for the Day

Tamariki arriving at school after this bell, MUST report to the office and sign in.

10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Middle Learning Block Starts
12.40pm Lunch Break Begins - Play Time
1:10pm Eating Time 
1.30pm Afternoon Learning Block Starts
2.35pm Year 0-2 Tamariki End of Day
2.40pm Year 3-6 Tamariki End of Day



School uniform is compulsory to attend Pāpāmoa Primary School and students are expected and encouraged to take pride in their general appearance.

Watches, earstuds, and significant cultural pieces may be worn by students.

The new school uniform is available to purchase from the school office during the following hours:

Monday - 8:00am to 8:30am

                2:30pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday - 8:00am to 8:30am

School uniform can also be purchased online from our School Shop



There will be a two year transition between the old and new uniform. The old uniform will be acceptable until December 2025.


Uniform Price List

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Stationery packs are available for purchase through our online SCHOOL SHOP, and we encourage you to purchase them from us. This ensures that your children have the correct equipment that they need for school. 

Should you have any questions about stationery, please contact our team in the office.

2024 Stationery Lists

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Before and After School Care

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Coast Kids 

Coast Kids have partnered with Pāpāmoa Primary to provide before and after school care both on and off site at their specialised facility located at 72 Market Place, Pāpāmoa (off Enterprise Drive).

Coast Kids contact details:

Ph 282 7570 or visit www.coastkids.net.nz 


Absentee Information

For safety reasons, the school must be contacted if your child will be absent for any reason.

If your child is going to be absent, the easiest way to let us know is to complete the absentee form below or under the 'report an absentee' button at the top of the website.

If your child has an appointment or is leaving the school during the day, please let the office or your child’s teacher know. When picking up your child for their appointment please go to the office before getting your child from their classroom and sign them out on the tablet.

Date of your child's absence. *
Child's First Name *
Child's Surname *
Room Number *
Parent Name *
Parent Email *
Reason for Absence? *


Please provide any other details the school may need.

(E.G. if your child is going to be away in the future or for an extended period of time please list those details in here.)

Other Details




Teacher Release - Job Share

Classroom release time (CRT) refers to the portion of a teacher's working hours that are dedicated to non-teaching tasks. Classroom release time is an essential aspect of a teacher's workload, as it allows them to effectively plan and prepare for their lessons, assess student progress, and engage in professional development activities that enhance their teaching skills and knowledge.

This entitlement will mean that your child will not have the same teacher all day every day of the school week. 

Job sharing is also a common arrangement in which two teachers share the responsibilities of a single full-time teaching position. Each teacher typically works a set number of days per week, with some overlap for communication and collaboration. Job sharing has several benefits for both teachers and schools. For example, it allows teachers to achieve a better work-life balance, as they can split the workload and responsibilities of a full-time teaching position. Additionally, job sharing can provide schools with increased flexibility in staffing, as two part-time teachers may be able to offer a wider range of skills and experiences than a single full-time teacher. 

Should you have any questions or queries around CRT or a job share within our school, please contact the Principal.


Emergency Management

Being situated in a coastal location our biggest threat is a Tsunami. 


Parent Communication


Seesaw is a digital platform used by Pāpāmoa Primary School to share communication between teachers, students, and parents. As a parent, you can use Seesaw to stay informed about your child's learning and communicate with your child's teacher in a convenient and efficient way.

Through Seesaw, your child's teacher can post updates, announcements, and photos related to classroom activities and assignments. You can access all of these updates and also communicate directly with your child's teacher directly through the app or website.

You can also use Seesaw to view your child's work. This allows you to stay up-to-date on your child's progress and support their learning from home.

Accessing Seesaw

A step-by-step guide to access and login to Seesaw for new parents:

  1. Ask your child's teacher for an invitation to join Seesaw. The teacher will send you an email or a handout with a QR code or a link to join Seesaw.
  2. Download the Seesaw app on your mobile device or visit the Seesaw website on your computer.
  3. Open the Seesaw app or website and select "I'm a family member."
  4. Scan the QR code provided by your child's teacher or enter the link they sent you.
  5. Create an account by providing your name, email address, and a password. You may also be asked to provide your child's name and grade.
  6. Once you've created an account, you will be able to access your child's Seesaw account and view their work, as well as receive updates and messages from their teacher.
  7. You can choose to receive notifications when your child's teacher posts updates or messages. This will help you stay up-to-date on your child's education and communicate with their teacher more effectively.

That's it! With these simple steps, you should now be able to access and login to Seesaw as a parent. If you encounter any issues or have further questions, don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher for assistance.







Newsletters are emailed to parents every second Wednesday of the term. A copy of the latest newsletters can be found below. 


Police Vetting

A police vet is a search of the information held by New Zealand Police about an individual. It checks for a criminal history and may also provide other information about that person held by the NZ Police.

It usually takes 20 days for a vet to be processed, but at peak times it may be longer.

Police vets must be renewed every 3 years.

Forms are available from the office or via the following link:


To confirm the identity of the person being vetted, two forms of ID must be sighted, one primary and one secondary, one of which must be photographic.

Completed forms can be dropped into the school office.

Strategic Planning

2023 Charter


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2023 Strategic Aims


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2022 Annual Report


Policies and Procedures 

All of the School's policies and procedures are available online. Click here to be taken directly to our policies and procedures.

The site requires a username and password to gain access. The required username is papamoa and the password is 3118


To Review a Policy

  1. Follow the blue link to "Schooldocs" and log in using the user name (papamoa) and the password (3118).
  2. Look for the red print and click on 'currently under review'. This is situated in the middle of the page.
  3. Select a policy and read it. You only need to review the grey printing at the top of the page as the supporting documentation will be reviewed at a later date. (If you choose to you may read the supporting documentation by clicking on the red print).
  4. Click on the Review Policy button (top right of page, bold black print).
  5. Log in by choosing your category in the drop down menu; either Parent, Staff Member or Board Member.
  6. Secondly, write your name (optional).
  7. Complete the response form.

For families without Internet access, a review form can be collected from the office.

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your participation is appreciated.

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2023 ERO Report

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