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Paparangi School continues to grow! To ease our growing pains, many classes and teachers are moving around for the 2018 year. This means entire year levels can be kept together rather than splitting year groups across two parts of the school. A growing school also means another teacher! This new position will be the Y2/3 teaching team. Next year the wonderful OSCAR service (before and after school care) will run from Room 5, the classroom at the end of the top block close to the edible gardens, sandpit and junior playground.

Paparangi School is grouped into three broad syndicates corresponding to the physical layout of our classrooms. Our Year 2 and 3 children are in Rakau-iti; our new entrants and Year 1 children will comprise the Tino Iti and will be in the Uenuku or ‘rainbow’ modern learning environment. Our senior children are in the Rakau-nui syndicate.

Below is a brief summary of what each syndicate is up to and there are links to each classroom with their own specific information.

Rakau Iti Syndicate
This is our junior syndicate led by Deputy Principal Clare Adams. Clare with her team of Sam Diggins, Sarah Grant and Jason Middlemiss teach Paparangi’s Year 2 and 3’s.

Kotukutuku – Room 1 Kowhai – Room 2 Ponga – Room 3 Manuka – Room 4
Year 2 & 3 Year 2 & 3 Year 2 & 3 Year 2 & 3

Tino Iti Syndicate
Our new entrant and Year 1 syndicate who are classed in Uenuku modern learning environment (MLE). The syndicate is led by Associate Principal Ilona Szakats. Liz Daniel, Trelise Curle and Wendy Blue make up the teaching staff in Uenuku.

Harakeke – Room 6 Rapere – Room 7 Karaka – Room 8
Year 1 Year 1 Year 1

Rakau Nui Syndicate
This syndicate is comprised of our senior children in years five and six. Jenni Harrison, Jane McKinlay, Loreece Vesty and Alisha Sprott are the Rakau-nui team.

Kahikatea – Room 10 Kauri – Room 11 Pohutukawa – Room 12 Ti Kouka – Room 13
Year 4, 5, & 6 Year 4, 5, & 6 Year 4, 5, & 6 Year 4, 5, & 6


Paparangi School is required by law to record the attendance of our students and to take all reasonable steps to ensure that all of our students are present at school. If you child is going to be absent we would appreciate being advised. You can either ring the school office on (04) 478 6617 choose Option 2 and leave a voice message or you can complete our absence form located here

School Lunches
We offer a special Friday lunch menu that is kindly organised by one of our parent helpers. The school lunch menu can be viewed here. Please note that to assist with the running of the lunch menu that you put one order per envelope and that the it is clearly labelled with your child’s name, room number and the items ordered.