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Patumahoe School

Kia ora koutou

Nau mai haere mai ki te kura o Patumahoe. Patumahoe School is a large semi-rural
primary school situated in the attractive village of Patumahoe, 10 kilometres northwest
of Pukekohe in the Franklin District of Auckland city. We are a contributing school so we
educate pupils between Years 1-6. The majority of our leavers go on to Pukekohe

The school was established in 1866 and boasts attractive and spacious grounds with
large mature native trees, hard court areas, playing fields, covered heated swimming pool
and three adventure playgrounds.

The school has a Ministry enrolment policy in place to monitor and control roll

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Our Vision and Values

Our school values reflect our dual heritage as citizens of Aotearoa NZ and what our people believe is important for our children to grow and develop and for our school to treasure and sustain. Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Courage our traditional values can also be seen through te ao Maori concepts of Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Whanaungatanga, and Kotahitanga.

We strongly believe in the importance of showing manaaki or respect, honesty, kindness and tolerance to one another, kaitiakitanga is our collective responsibility as caretakers of Patumahoe School to protect our traditional values, our environment, and our people. With this responsibility also comes courage. Whanaungatanga or belonging is about us ensuring that relationships are kept strong and that when you are a part of our school you will always belong here. Finally kotahitanga which for us is unity and the real strength of our school. Working together for shared goals.

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Latest Notifications


Fri Sep 30 01:26pm

We will be holding a welcome assembly for our new principal on Monday 17th October at 1.30pm.

All welcome.


Fri Sep 30 10:14am

Please find attached our school uniform policy. We are noticing a lot of non uniform items appearing on children. 

Please read the following policy and ensure next term your child is wearing correct school uniform.



BOT announcement: PLAYGROUND!!!!

Thu Sep 29 12:31pm

We’ve got some exciting news!  The school board is pleased to announce the replacement of the senior playground (adjacent to the swimming pool).  This work has been several years in the making and will be a welcome upgrade.  Requiring significant investment of over $200k, the work includes full drainage works to help avoid muddy clothes coming home! This work has been made possible with the support from the School PTA who have contributed a significant portion of the playground (in part due to a very successful Calf Club!), and the support from the Pelorus Trust.  The design work has been completed, with work scheduled to start in December, with all going to plan, ready for Term 1 2023!  The board will also look to making some improvements to junior playground in the near future.  The board thanks the PTA and Pelorus Trust for their support.

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Wed Sep 28 08:21am




Tue Sep 27 09:40am

Parents please come in and collect your child/rens beans or projects asap. Must be collected today as we need to organise hall for tomorrow.


Adult cake competition.

Fri Sep 23 03:17pm

Just a reminder to all those budding cake artists out their in our community there is an adult cake competition at calf club.  See the flyer attached.

The community can also vote – the cake with the most money will win people’s choice award.  See you all in room 10 tomorrow.

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Newsletter Term 3 Week 9

Wed Sep 21 01:21pm




Wed Sep 21 01:02pm



Year 6 Accelerate Testing

Wed Sep 21 10:30am

Parents of all Year 6 children who will be attending Pukekohe Intermediate School have to option of having their child sit the accelerate test in week 10 on Wednesday 28th September.  This will take place at Patumahoe School at 11:00am.  If you wish to have your Year 6 child sit this test please send an email to Mr Williams (mrwilliams@patumahoe.school.nz) so that they can be added to the list.

Thank you to those parents who have already done this.



Wed Sep 21 09:32am

Please find below a copy of the calf club programme for the day. Please note times throughout the day and ensure your child is where they should be at the correct time.


Drama Performances for Rooms 1,2,3,13,4 & 5

Tue Sep 20 03:34pm

Good afternoon to all parents of the children in rooms 1,2,3,13,4 & 5.

The children have been working with the very talented Marama Killen on a short drama piece throughout the term and would like to invite any parents, or grandparents who are able to come and watch their performance tomorrow at 1:50pm under the cloud.

We look forward to seeing you there if you are able.



Mon Sep 19 12:37pm

We have a number of diaries still outstanding these need to be in by the end of the day, otherwise they will not be judged.



Thu Sep 15 11:16am

We still have two time slots for the calf club stalls. One at 9.30am Bacon & Egg and one at 9.30am Paddock to Plate soup.

Please can we get these filled by the end of today.

Newsletter Term 3 Week 8

Wed Sep 14 12:55pm




Tue Sep 13 09:15am

Extra raffle tickets are now available at the office. Please note they are in books of 10 now not 5.


Mon Sep 12 10:35am

Thank you to everyone who has put their name down for a slot on a stall at calf club. 

We have 4 slots left to fill all at 9.30am – two for the bacon & egg rolls and 2 for the Paddock to Plate soup stall.



Thu Sep 08 10:43am

Dear parents,
2 baking boxes will be handed out next Wednesday 14th September to the eldest/only child. Instructions will be attached to the baking boxes. Baking to be dropped off to the school Library on Friday 23rd  September (before or after school).


Thu Sep 08 10:39am

The PTA are printing more raffle tickets at present, these will be available shortly. Will send another alert out when you can come and collect more.


Hi parents, if you have any unsold raffle tickets at home – please return them to the office so others can sell them . Thanks PTA

Tue Sep 06 03:42pm

PTA Calf Club mufti day

Tue Sep 06 12:17pm


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Board of Trustees Elections

Tue Sep 06 12:08pm

Reminder – Voting closes at 4pm tomorrow Wednesday 7th September.



Fri Sep 02 11:34am

Kia ora whanau

A reminder that the Caretakers Cup rugby challenge against Pukekohe Hill School is on today at the Clive Howe. The girls game starts at 12:30pm and the boys game is at 1pm.

We are current holders and today’s defence is a major occasion. We want a big crowd. See you there!

Newsletter Term 3 Week 6

Wed Aug 31 02:28pm




Wed Aug 24 01:03pm

Cross Country round up

Wed Aug 24 09:32am

Morena everybody

Thanks for turning up to our school cross country yesterday. It has been a while since we last held one, so it was good to brush the cobwebs off this event. The children did well despite the last minute course changes and a fun day was had by all. We will announce the official results in next week’s newsletter.

A big thank you to Kids After School (KAS) for donating iceblocks for the finishers, and a huge thank you to Edwin Hussey and Emily Spooner for helping out on the finish line. We really needed AND appreciated your help.

Good luck to our runners who have qualified for today’s group cross country in Pukekohe.

Kia pai to ra


Tue Aug 23 09:18am

Kia ora koutou

Cross Country is today.

WHERE: Clive Howe Reserve (next to the school)

WHEN: 1pm racing starts. In the following order: Year 6 boys, y6 girls, y5 boys, y5 girls………… y0/1 boys and girls will be the last race at approximately 2pm. Be there at 1pm to avoid any disappointment.


– The seniors are trying a new track today, as the Gavin farm is a bit of a bog and we will make a mess of it.

– So please be mindful that seniors will be running along Clive Howe Road and Mahoe Glade between 1pm- 1:40pm approximately. So please be mindful of your vehicle speed if you are driving or parking along those roads.

– Gumboots are advisable


See you all there!!



Mon Aug 22 02:44pm

Orders close tomorrow for the netball sausage sizzle on Friday 26th.

No late orders will be accepted so get your order and money in.


Mon Aug 22 09:00am

Morena everybody

Cross country is all go for Tuesday the 23rd at 1pm on the Clive Howe fields.

Today is not an option due to scattered thunderstorms forecast from midday onwards.

See you all tomorrow



Fri Aug 19 09:10am

Cross country is postponed today due to the weather. 

Potentially this could be run on Monday but more than likely we will run Tuesday as weather is improving. 

We will have a very quick turn around as Group Day is being held on Wednesday at A&P Showgrounds for Year 6 and Year 5/4 (10 per year level boys and girls).

We have access to a van for those who are unable to assist with transport but will require permission slips signed at the end of our school cross country if your child will be participating.


Wed Aug 17 01:03pm


Wed Aug 17 10:02am

To the Patumahoe School Community

As you will be aware, the Board has been working on the recruitment of a new Principal. Following a
robust process which included seeking feedback from the community and staff, we have now concluded this process and are delighted to announce that Keryn Grey has accepted the offer to be our new Principal commencing in Term 4.

Keryn is currently the Deputy Principal at Valley School in Pukekohe and has recently completed a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Auckland. She has worked in Pukekohe schools as a DP, SENCO, Team Leader and Teacher for the past 20 years and has been the
staff rep on the Valley School Board for the last 3 years.

Keryn is married and is a fun loving mum of
2 teenage daughters, one who is in Year 13 at Pukekohe High and one in her first year of a nursing degree. She is the secretary of the Mercer Rowing Club where both her daughters row and she is a member of the Executive Committee at Pukekohe Netball Centre.

Keryn is student focused and highly motivated to ensure that all children achieve to their full potential. In Keryn’s interview her focus on strong relationships and her desire to really get to know the children and their families shone through. Keryn brings a fresh perspective to our school but also a strong understanding of our rural heritage and the importance of maintaining this aspect of our very special school.

We very much look forward to welcoming Keryn at the start of Term 4.

The Patumahoe School Board

Pukekohe Intermediate Year 6 parent information evening TONIGHT

Tue Aug 16 09:14am

Please see flyer attached

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Caretakers Cup Rugby Challenge date change

Mon Aug 15 02:22pm

Good afternoon everybody

The Caretakers Cup Rugby Challenge vs Hill School has been moved from this Thursday the 18th of August to Friday the 2nd of September. 

More information regarding the fixtures and kick off times will come through next week.


Mr Williams


Wed Aug 10 01:03pm


Tue Aug 09 12:50pm

Patumahoe School will be closing early on Thursday 11th August at 12:30pm and will be closed on Friday 12th August for a Teachers Only Day.

Kids After School are offering care for your child/ren at our programme based at Patumahoe School on both of these dates.

We have something for everyone!!!

Sports, Games, Arts & Crafts

If you require care, then please contact the office on 09 236 4078 or go online to our website, click book now and select “Early Finish Sessions” or the “special day”



WINZ Subsidies accepted for eligible families

Parent Interviews this Thursday

Tue Aug 09 10:19am

Kia ora everybody

A few pieces of important information ahead of Parent Interviews this Thursday.

– School finishes at 12.30pm on this day

– Children can be collected from the ‘Cloud’ at 12.30pm

– Teachers will be emailing parents today to get an indication of end of day arrangements for your child (i.e. being collected, walking, bus, K.A.S)

– K.A.S is starting at the earlier time of 12.30pm

– Parent interviews start at 1pm in the hall. They run to a very tight timeframe. Please ensure you are on time for your interview slot

– We strongly encourage the wearing of face masks whilst inside the school hall. We will have face masks available upon entry

-Mid year reports will be issued and discussed at the interview

Thank you in advance for your attendance. Once again we will have 100% parent attendance which is very pleasing.

Kia pai to ra

Have a nice day


Wed Aug 03 01:03pm


Wed Jul 27 01:01pm

Masks for students Years 4 and above for first 4 weeks of term 3

Fri Jul 22 03:05pm

Kia ora everybody

I have received guidance from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education strongly recommending that all schools and kura reinstate indoor mask wearing for the first four weeks of Term 3 for students Year 4 and above. 

According to the MOH “In previous years we have found there is an increase in winter illnesses in schools at the start of Term 3 as students bring back infections after travelling and socialising during the holidays. This year cases of COVID-19 are increasing in most parts of the country, and we are also seeing high numbers of other winter illnesses”

So can we please kindly ask that students year 4 and above bring a named mask to school. We do have additional stocks at school in case any go missing. For those families who had previous mask wearing exemptions, those are still valid and you do not need to request another exemption.

Thank you for your understanding. 

Mr Tawhiti

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