School Newsletter Week 3 - Term 3

13 August 2021

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Nau mai, haere mai

A very warm welcome to tamariki and their families who have started at Paparangi School this week. Welcome to our friendly school: Leigion Bennett and Bryan Gunardthna in Uenuku.

Supporting local charities - thanks Paparangi!

On Friday 13th of August we did Jump Jam for Star Jam. We wore our brightest clothes and did our best dance moves to try and win cool prizes! Star Jam is an organisation who supports people with disabilities have fun singing, dancing and making new friends. Students brought gold coin donations to fundraise for Star Jam. We raised $282.70! Thank you to everyone who donated to this cause. By student reporter, Maddy from Rākau Nui.

Home & School News

It's the much anticipated discos on tonight, after having to postpone them back in term two. Adults must collect their child from the hall. If you've volunteered to help please check in with the Home and School team when you arrive. Thanks everyone for your support!

  • Juniors start at 5pm - collect children from the hall at 6:30.
  • Seniors start at 7pm - collect children from the hall at 8:30.

Parents and Caregivers, book in a night out! A fundraiser is being planned for Tuesday 5 October for all the Mums and Dads. Home and School have booked a movie night at the Lighthouse Cinema in Petone for the latest James Bond movie, "No Time to Die." Further details and ticket information will follow.

We are doing a second run on school hoodies so orders can be made until 23 August. Order forms are in the office and were sent out on Tuesday.

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Spotlight on our 'School Values and Behaviour Expectations'

Each newsletter we will highlight one of the policies from SchoolDocs. This time it's School Values and Behaviour Expectations. For access to all policies go to the school website and select School Docs from the 'helpful links' menu. Here you will find the log-in details to access all policies.

School Values Our students are encouraged to live and act according to our school values:

  • Grit
  • Respect
  • Others
  • Wonder.

Recognition and Reward

We recognise students who demonstrate our school values at all times, which includes:

  • acting in a way that allows others to learn
  • using good manners
  • being respectful of others' opinions and supporting others
  • being helpful, cooperative, and sometimes going the extra mile
  • working hard and doing our best.

We also recognise students with verbal praise, certificates, letters/phone calls to parents, and principal's awards.

Managing Negative Behaviour

Students who display negative behaviour (e.g. disrupting others, swearing, being defiant) may be:

  • given a warning
  • given a time-out
  • withdrawn from the activity/class for a period of time.

More serious behaviour issues (e.g. violence, damage to property, theft) result in immediate referral to the team leaders or principal. Significant events are recorded in our student management system.

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Upcoming Events

  • Matariki Discos, 5-6:30 Y1-3; 7-8:30 Y4-6, today!
  • Board Meeting, 6pm in the staffroom, Monday 16 August
  • Y4-6 Swimming Sports at Tawa Pool, 12-2pm, Thursday 19 August
  • Onesie Day, supporting Wellington Free Ambulance, a local charity, Friday 3 September (gold coin donation welcomed)
  • DanceSplash, y4-6 students, Michael Fowler Centre, Friday 17 September 5pm
  • Board Meeting, 6pm in the staffroom, Monday 20 September
  • Swimming Lessons, Y2-Y6 children, 21-24 September & 28 Sept - 1 October (not Mondays) - notices will be sent home shortly
  • Last day of Term 3, 3pm, Friday 1 October
  • Movie Night Fundraiser at Lighthouse Cinema, Tuesday 5 October

Monday mornings: Goodtime Music Academy

Mondays after school: Kelly Sports

Tuesdays after school: Marrzipan Drama

Thursdays after school: Art Club

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Community Section

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Children's Asthma Study

Kia ora Paparangi School,

My name is Claire Houghton, I am a doctor and researcher at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ) based in Wellington Hospital. The MRINZ is currently running a study for children with asthma. We can be contacted for more information using any of the following methods:

More information:

Our study website:

Email: or Telephone: +64 4 805 0250 / +64 4 805 0201

We have had great uptake in the Greater Wellington area and are keen to make sure that as many whānau as possible have the opportunity to take part.

Ngā mihi nui,

Dr Claire Houghton, Medical Research Institute of New Zealand

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Kelly Sports

PLAY LIKE A SPORTS HERO! – TERM 3 (Yrs 0-4) – Monday’s 3.05pm-4.05pm (STARTS MONDAY 2 August 2021!)

Kelly Sports will be back in Week 2 with their fun and exciting classes.

This term we will focus on the following sports: Football, Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee and Dodgeball! This weekly programme gives children the skills and confidence in a fun and enjoyable environment. It also encourages their enthusiasm for sport and the life skills that such involvement brings – giving them confidence to join sports clubs and teams in the future. It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability.!

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit email or call 04 972 7201

Contact Us

Remember that parents can use the App to send a message about a student absence. It is our preferred method of contact for non-attendance and is quick and easy to do.