Papatoetoe West School

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Multicultural Celebration Day

We are having a special Multicultural day on Friday 26th May. We encourage everyone to dress in clothes that represent their culture. Parents are welcome to come along and join us at the front of the school. We have had a local artist who has come along and painted panels and the pillars at our front door. She has tried to involve most of the cultures in our school.

At 1.30 pm we will assemble at the front of our school for a special unveiling and blessing of the art. We have also invited some special guests to join us.

Parent Survey 2017

Please take some time to complete our School survey. We use the feedback that we gather from you to inform how we can improve our school and the learning experiences for our students. You can find the Survey by clicking here or you can request one to be brought home with your child to complete and return to school.

Swim Gym for Years 3 - 6 students

Our Years 3 - 6 students receive Swim Gym lessons every week at the local Papatoetoe Centennial Pools. There is no cost for this for families, and the children are trained by instructors in heated indoor pools. Water safety is important in New Zealand and it is vital that children learn how to be safe and confident in the water.

Please check with your child to find out when their weekly scheduled lesson is, and ensure that they have their correct swimming gear for that day.

This includes:

Swimming togs

Rash shirt (optional)


Plastic bag

They are not allowed to wear a t-shirt in the pool or their P.E gear so they need to have these items.

Swimming is a requirement of the school curriculum and all students are expected to participate. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your child's classroom teacher to discuss them.