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 Intermediate.
The school was established in 1866 and boasts attractive and spacious grounds with large mature native trees, hard court areas, playing fields, a covered heated swimming pool and three adventure playgrounds.
The school has a Ministry enrolment policy in place to monitor and control roll growth.
We offer a Before School and After School Care Programme, which is run by a private business called KAS (Kids After School).
We are a very active, involved school that achieves a very high standard in academic, arts and sporting activities. Our parent partnership is very strong and we encourage all our families to be actively involved with their child’s learning.
I feel both proud and privileged to lead this outstanding primary school and the amazing professionals that make up the team here. We aim to deliver the best possible education for your child in an inclusive and vibrant setting, where each child is given the opportunity to flourish both as a learner but also as an individual.
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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This months events
JUNIOR ATHLETICSThu Dec 01 12:49pm
We are holding our Junior Athletics tomorrow on the school field. Field events will take place from 8.45 -10.30am and sprint heats/finals 11-12pm. This is for Room’s 14, 13, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & Yr2’s in Room 6.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Newsletter Term 4 Week 7Wed Nov 30 02:18pm
WHAANAU HUI REMINDERThu Nov 24 12:43pm
Our hui is this afternoon at 2.30pm in the staffroom. Look forward to seeing you there.
Zone AthleticsThu Nov 24 07:48am
Due to the weather Zone Athletics has been postpone today. Save day is tomorrow, Friday 25th November.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Newsletter Term 4 Week 6Wed Nov 23 01:36pm
Patumahoe School Production. “A teary tale of fairy fails”Mon Nov 14 01:19pm
This week is definitely exciting for the kids! It is of course Production week and the kids are amped to give you a performance you will hopefully be proud of. Here is the logistical for parents of the children taking part and also for all of you in general should you wish to come and watch.
The performances start on Tuesday 15th November. Children taking part should already have costumes and props at school. They are to be responsible for them until we are concluded on Thurs night. Then all costumes/props can go home.
For the evening performances the process is similar. Kids need to be in school at 5.20pm and report straight to their classrooms on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. We will all meet in the hall at 5.40pm. Doors open at 5.50pm. If your child has seen the show (Junior & Middle school get to watch on Tuesday) then please arrange to have them stay at home for evening performances if possible. This helps with seating should we get lots of you along.
The show is approx 90 – 110 minutes long. We ask that you come into the school and grab your children from outside their classrooms at the conclusion please so that teachers know they have gone home safely. Evening performances finish at 7.30pm approx (probably a little later).
There is no ticketing system and seats cannot be reserved by parents.
Here are the Performance dates and times again.
Tuesday 15th November. Tech rehearsal 9am – 10.30am.
Dress Rehearsal (For Junior School). 12.30pm – 2pm.
Wednesday 16th November. Evening show. 6pm – 7.30pm. (Open to the public)
Thursday 17th November. Tech/Dress rehearsal (Cast). 9am – 10.30am.
Matinee. 12.30pm – 2pm. (Open to the public)
Evening show. 6pm – 7.30pm. (Open to the public)
Thanks heaps and good luck!!
CENTRAL GROUP DAY ATHLETICSFri Nov 11 11:40am
Central Group Day Athletics is being held next Wednesday 16th November at Navagation Homes Stadium.
Permission slips will be coming home today with the children, can you please have these returned on Monday.
HELPERS NEEDEDThu Nov 10 09:27am
We need someone to help us collect 80 or so chairs from Mauku Hall on Monday morning and deliver them to school for our production then return them to Mauku Hall next Friday. If you have a small truck or a trailer and can help us with this please contact me :
email@example.com or call on 2363802 or 0273363802
ATHLETICSWed Nov 09 01:51pm
We have made a decision to run athletics tomorrow Thursday 10th Nov as the weather forecast for Friday is not conducive to the running of our athletics programme.
We would love to see as many of you here as possible. We will follow the programme as per the newsletter.
We are also looking for parents to help us out during the day.
Clive Howe CarparkTue Nov 01 02:59pm
Please remember that this is a carpark and the driveway is an important access route. Please do not park in the driveway when you come to collect your children from school, or while you wait for your children to make their way to you. Thanks for your assistance with this.
Newsletter Term 4 Week 2Wed Oct 26 01:31pm
CALF CLUB TROPHIESFri Oct 21 01:37pm
Calf club trophies are ready for collection after school today from the library.
CALENDAR ARTThu Oct 20 11:14am
LAST DAY FOR CALENDAR ART ORDERS IS TOMORROW. GET THOSE ORDERS IN.
Parents please advise your child to give to their teacher if you have put them in their bags.
Newsletter Term 4 Week 1Wed Oct 19 11:45am
CALENDAR ARTTue Oct 18 08:43am
Orders for the calendar art are due this Friday 21st October. Get your orders in.
You can pay online (please put reference calendar), eftpos at the office or cash through the classroom.
NEW PRINCIPAL WELCOMEFri Sep 30 01:26pm
We will be holding a welcome assembly for our new principal on Monday 17th October at 1.30pm.
SCHOOL UNIFORMFri 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.
JADE’S FAREWELL ASSEMBLY & AFTERNOON TEAWed Sep 28 08:21am
TECHNOLOGY AND BEAN PROJECTSTue 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.
Newsletter Term 3 Week 9Wed Sep 21 01:21pm
SNEAK PEAK OF OUR PRIZES AND RAFFLESWed Sep 21 01:02pm
Year 6 Accelerate TestingWed 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that they can be added to the list.
Thank you to those parents who have already done this.
CALF CLUB PROGRAMMEWed 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 & 5Tue 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.
PET, DOGS, CHICKEN DIARIESMon 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.
CALF CLUB STALL ROSTERThu 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 8Wed Sep 14 12:55pm
PTA CALF CLUB RAFFLE TICKETSTue Sep 13 09:15am
Extra raffle tickets are now available at the office. Please note they are in books of 10 now not 5.
CALF CLUB STALLSMon 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.
CALF CLUB BAKE SALEThu Sep 08 10:43am
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).
PTA CALF CLUB RAFFLE TICKETSThu 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 PTATue Sep 06 03:42pm
PTA Calf Club mufti dayTue Sep 06 12:17pm
Board of Trustees ElectionsTue Sep 06 12:08pm
Reminder – Voting closes at 4pm tomorrow Wednesday 7th September.