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
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.
Latest ERO Report
This months events
CALF CLUB REMINDERSFri Jul 01 03:13pm
Please read reminders for next week.
Speech Final ResultsThu Jun 30 12:48pm
Firstly we would like to congratulate all of the students who presented their speeches at the Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 syndicate and school finals. The judges were very impressed with the diversity of speech topics and the overall presentation.
Congratualations to our Year 3&4 speech winners.
1st: Kyla Martin, 2nd: Sophie Smith & 3rd: Eddie Wynne.
Congratualations to our Year 5&6 speech winners.
1st: Abbey Shaw, 2nd: Sam Johnston & 3rd: Lanie Holmes.
The Franklin Speech Finals are on Wednesday 6th July, 7pm, at HIll School. We wish Abbey Shaw all the best when she represents Patumahoe at this event. Go Abbey!!
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed Jun 29 01:01pm
JAMMIES IN JUNETue Jun 28 02:35pm
We are holding a Jammies in June mufti day this Friday 01st July.
Come dressed up in your jammies and we ask for a jammie donation (or gold coin donation to purchase jammies).
CALF CLUB ONLINE ENTRYTue Jun 28 10:01am
Please go into below link to enter your child/ren for calf club.
Matariki shared kaiMon Jun 27 08:51am
Good morning to you all. I hope you have all had a wonderful Matariki weekend. Just a reminder that on Friday we will be having a shared kai to conclude our Matariki celebration. We ask that every child/family bring a shared plate of food from their culture. The hall will be set up so that kai can be dropped off in the morning.
We thank you for your continued support.
CALF CLUBThu Jun 23 11:11am
It’s that time of year when you need to decide what your child/ren will be doing for Calf Club. Please read the attached. We will be holding our Demonstration Day on Thursday 07th July at 1.45pm – more info to follow.
Registrations will open for entries on Tuesday 28th June. An app alert will come out with the online entry form.
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed Jun 22 01:01pm
ENVIRO WORKING BEEMon Jun 20 12:49pm
Enviro Working Bee Monday 4th July 9:30am
Calling out to anyone who is available for a school working bee on Monday the 4th of July starting 9:30am (last week of term)
The Enviro group would like to invite parents and grandparents who would like to give some time, even if it’s just an hour to get some environmental jobs done around our school.
If you have these items please bring them along.
If you can help please contact email@example.com or leave a message at the office.
The Environmental Group
BOOK FAIRMon Jun 20 11:29am
A huge thank you to everyone who has been to the book fair already. With sales so far I am able to get 35% of sales back in books and rewards.
Please note tomorrow is the last day for sales.
SCHOOL PHOTOS!!!!!Mon Jun 20 07:32am
Wake up everybody!
It’s Monday and it’s School Photos today!!
– Immaculate uniform
– Brush or comb hair
– No breakfast on faces please (boys)
– Brush your teeth extra hard for a bright smile
YEAR 5/6 SPEECH FINALISTFri Jun 17 03:04pm
Congratulations to our Year 5 & 6 speech finalist – Abbey Shaw, Henry White, Lanie Holmes, Sophie Wynne, Sam Johnston & Maddy Abbot.
Our school finals for these students will be on Monday 27th June at 6pm in the school hall.
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed Jun 15 01:09pm
School photos next MondayTue Jun 14 09:49am
Just a quick heads up. Class and sports photos are next Monday. More info will be in this week’s newsletter. But if your childs hair needs a tidy up, be sure to book them into the hairdresser this week.
Have a nice day
Footpath upgradesThu Jun 09 09:52am
Auckland Transport has notified our school of some upcoming footpath upgrades in and around the Patumahoe village. Please see attached PDF for more information.
NEWSLETTER AVAILABE FOR VIEWINGWed Jun 08 01:08pm
PTA FUN DAY!!!Fri Jun 03 02:30pm
Good afternoon whanau
I have just emerged from the hall aka ‘Boiler Room’ where our juniors are having a great time dancing to the music. They are partying so hard that they are having self-imposed fresh air breaks. The seniors will get their time very soon.
A big thank you to the PTA for organising this day. The lunch was devoured and the disco is a full-on party. Thank you also to our parents for supporting the fundraiser and making the effort with some very wacky hair styles today.
Have a great long weekend everybody
See you all back on Tuesday
PTA FUN DAYThu Jun 02 03:29pm
Reminder we have our Wacky Hair Day tomorrow, gold coin donation, followed by pizza lunch and Move and Grove afternoon.
BOOK CHARACTER DRESS UP & PARADEThu Jun 02 12:12pm
In line with our book fair this year we will be holding a book character dress up day on Wednesday 15th June. The children can come dressed up as their favourite book character. We will be holding a parade at 8.45am under the cloud. Parents get your thinking caps on!!
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed Jun 01 01:03pm
Lockdown drill is over. Parents may come into school grounds as usual for end of day pickup at 2.25pm.Wed Jun 01 12:57pm
LOCKDOWN DRILLWed Jun 01 12:54pm
Patumahoe School is currently undertaking a lockdown drill. Please do not come onto the school grounds until you have received clearance from the senior leadership team.
PTA FUN DAYFri May 27 12:23pm
All orders need to be in by Monday 30th May
LAST DAY FOR CHICKEN ORDERS – ONLINE FORM ATTACHEDFri May 27 10:28am
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed May 25 01:01pm
Pink shirt day tomorrow. Wear anything pink to stand against bullying. No pink = school uniformThu May 19 05:19pm
Pink shirt day tomorrow. Wear anything pink to stand against bullying. No pink = school uniformThu May 19 05:10pm
Thanks again for the responses to the ERO question we sent on Tuesday. They are really good. Keep them coming.Thu May 19 03:00pm
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed May 18 01:01pm
Excellent feedback (positive & constructive) already being received from our ERO question we sent earlier. Please keep it coming. Thank youTue May 17 02:32pm
ERO TE ARA HUARAU QUESTIONTue May 17 11:32am
ERO TE ARA HUARAU QUESTIONTue May 17 11:18am
School Bus BayFri May 13 10:46am
Please note, we have had a lot of families parking in the bus bay and leaving their vehicles unattended.
This area is to be left clear at all times between the hours of 7:30am – 4:30pm, due to the fact that buses arrive throughout the day between these times.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Looking forward to seeing new faces at the PTA meeting! See you in the library 2.30pm today!Thu May 12 02:01pm
CALF CLUB NEWSLETTERWed May 11 01:31pm
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed May 11 01:01pm
Newsletter is available for viewingWed May 11 01:00pm
Kotahitanga meetings todayTue May 10 08:37am
Just a reminder that our Kotahitanga Meetings get underway this afternoon. Just to clarify, WE ARE NOT closing school any earlier than normal. All of our tamariki will remain at school supervised as usual while all our kaiako get ready for the meetings which start at 2.30pm.
Happy Mother’s Day this SundayFri May 06 11:34am
To all our wonderful mothers out there, we wish you a happy mother’s day this Sunday. We hope you are pampered and at the very least get breakfast in bed.
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed May 04 02:57pm
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGWed Apr 13 01:01pm
Anthony Campbell to the rescue!Wed Apr 13 10:34am
Well that was quick! Anthony Campbell has offered to angle grind the playground pole. Thanks Mr Campbell.
WANTED: Handy dadWed Apr 13 10:30am
Ngaire Jamieson our caretaker wondered if there was a school dad out there who has an angle grinder and could spare half an hour at some stage- perhaps over the term break- to cut off a small metal pipe protuding from the ground of the junior playground. That would be much appreciated. Just call the office if you can and Ngaire will work out a time to do it.
Ms Tupai’s farewell assembly starts at 1pm today if you are in the vicinity. It looks like the bad weather may be bypassing us.
KOTAHITANGA MEETINGSTue Apr 12 12:16pm
Please keep an eye out in your child’s bag today for the notice regarding the Kotahitanga meetings in Week 2 of Term 2.
Reading Challenge biscuits!!Fri Apr 08 10:46am
Good morning all
Holly McIlvenny (Room 7) and her mother Nicola have kindly baked over 300 biscuits as a special reward for every child in the school as recognition for taking part in the Reading Challenge. Thank you very much and enjoy a well earned rest tonight.
Swimming Sport FinalsThu Apr 07 04:05pm
Good afternoon all
A reminder that our Swimming Finals get underway tomorrow at 8:45am
Our swimming event organising team have undertaken a risk assessment on the practicalities of our finalists having to wear masks in the school pool building. After considering the latest guidance from the Ministry of Education and Auckland Council we have made the decision to make masks optional for our swimmers tomorrow. Factors behind this decision is the large, open and well ventilated space, and low participant numbers. However, if you wish to have your child in their mask please communicate this with them tonight.
Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend, however, we kindly ask that no extended family or friends attend due to gathering limits in the pool area. Please also wear a mask as you may be in close proximity to other parents in the spectator area.
Thank you and have a nice evening