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Thinking of enrolling?


Joining a school is an important choice for your child. We would love to meet you and your child at an informal visit to our school to show you why we think Paparangi School would be perfect for you. 

We understand that you want to make the right enrolment choice for your child. The school experience naturally has a big impact your child’s happiness and wellbeing as well as how well they do at school. It’s true that most children in New Zealand attend the primary school closest to where they live. No matter where you live in Wellington’s northern suburbs, we know we can offer your child an excellent education in our environmentally and sustainably aware school.

Our small school sits at the heart of the Paparangi suburb. We are located on the arterial route through the suburb which allows our students the option of walking to school (with the help of our School Patrol to safely cross the main road) or parents can utilise the abundant street parking to drop their children off.  Orange Day 2014 001Paparangi School doesn’t have a uniform; however, our SunSmart Policy requires all of our students to wear a broad brimmed hat (please note that this policy is currently under review by the Board of Trustees).

Paparangi School is fortunate in having an established and reliable before- and after-school care programme operated by AboutKidzOscar – so if you need to start early or work a bit later you know that your child is being cared for in a safe, inclusive and entertaining environment. You can learn more about the services offered by AboutKidzOscar here.

While our school roll is increasing, at a little over 200 students we are a small school that will help your child become an enthusiastic, confident learner.

If you would like to arrange a visit, or to receive an information pack about our fabulous school please contact the school office on 04 478 6617 or email office@paparangi.school.nz.

IMG_4755We encourage parents who have 5 year olds starting school that they have at least 6 school visits prior to starting.

This gives your child an opportunity to familiarise themselves with a classroom situation, and to meet the children who will be in their class. It also gives your child an indication of school routines.

Stationery lists naturally vary by year. Previous year’s items can be used in some instances. You can view the various class stationery lists

New entrant school visits are on a Wednesday morning from 9.00am to 11:30 am. If this day/time is not suitable please feel free to contact the school office.

You can print a copy of the Enrolment Documents and once completed drop them in to the school office at your convenience.

We look forward to welcoming your child to Paparangi School.