Papatoetoe West School

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Together we strive for growth through learning

Term 3 Dates

Monday 23rd July - Friday 28th September


Papatoetoe Inter-schools Cross country has been postponed today. It will go ahead on our Saving day which is this Thursday.

Papatoetoe Schools Speech competition

Tongan Speech Competition - Congratulations to Milika Rm 7 and Matekitonga, Rm3 who won our school Tongan Speech competition. Matekitonga, Mele Rm4, and Hannah Rm3 went on to the Auckland schools competition where Matekitonga placed 3rd, a fantastic effort. We are very proud of these students and all our students who participated in the school competition.

English Speech Competition - Congratulations to Manav - Rm 14 who won our school competition, Mason - Rm 4 who placed 2nd and Noor - Rm 12 who came 3rd. Manav went on to place 3rd in the Papatoetoe Schools’ competition. Well done to all these students, we are extremely proud of your efforts.

Community Sharing Day - Term 4

Our tamariki and kaiako are working on something pretty special.

We were so happy with our Community Sharing Day 2017 that we want to bring it back, bigger and better! We have classes working on some exciting ideas.

We have set the date for Friday 7th December. We will be sharing information often as we move closer to the date.

Room 24 Poetry

Mrs Ladalla and her class have been exploring poetic language to create impressive poems about some of their favourite places, animals, people and things.

They have loved sharing these with everyone and reciting them for audiences to enjoy.

Click here to see their fantastic writing!


Eye on Nature

Creative Art Exhibition Winners announced

Papatoetoe West School is proud to share with you that our very own Room 23 students, led by Mrs Dhar, have won the 2018 Eye on Nature Creative Art Exhibition for the Primary Schools section.

Their art, entitled 'Miss You Moa' was inspired by Aotearoa's extinct and iconic flightless giant. It was constructed of 100% recycled materials and involved the participation of many students, staff and family helpers. Room 23 wish to extend a sincere thanks to the families who contributed to their artwork.

Room 23's sculpture, along with the other submissions, is free to view over the school holidays at the Manukau Botanical Gardens in Manurewa. A beautiful spot to admire these works of creative talent.

Heavy rain means heavy kumara!

We had some great excitement at unearthing our kumara from our vegetable garden.

They were whoppers!

The biggest weighed in at 1.5kg!

For more information about kumara, including how to grow and prepare recipes, follow the link here: - Kumara