Papatoetoe West School

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Together we strive for growth through learning

Have a safe and active holiday.

Take some time to enjoy some experiences with your children. The more they experience, the more they have to bring to their learning. Experiences can be big or small, but they are all valuable for learning.

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.