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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

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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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Wed Jun 23 01:10pm

Tackle Rugby at Clive Howe this afternoon

Tue Jun 22 10:12am

Good morning all

With the cancellation of the Tackle Rugby Tournament due to wet fields in Waiuku, Mr Williams has taken it upon himself to run some games of rugby with our own tackle rugby teams this afternoon. So if you are a parent of a tackle tournament rugby player and are free today, head down to the Clive Howe Fields at 1pm.


Mon Jun 21 02:24pm

Good afternoon

Mr Brill the organiser of tomorrows Tackle Rugby Tournament has informed Franklin Schools that the Council has closed all the fields in Waiuku due to very wet ground.

As their was no save day, the event will be cancelled.

Unfortunate news for both parents and players. Thanks to Mr Williams, Mr Reeves and Mr Dowdall for their assistance with coaching and organisation.


Wed Jun 16 01:05pm

Visiting Musician

Mon Jun 14 12:20pm

Hi There,

On Thursday we have Jerome Kavanagh coming into the school to perform for the children. 

Please send a koha of $2 to the school by Thursday if you haven’t already. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Louise Tupai 

Thank you… Amazing Grandparents Morning!!

Fri Jun 11 12:46pm

Good morning all

You will know doubt get the full report later this afternoon or this evening, but we had an incredible turnout for Grandparents Morning. With well over 200 grandparents the school was alive. Our special guests spent some time  in classrooms and out and about the grounds. Due to the sheer numbers we had to relocate our assembly to “The Cloud’ which comfortably seated the 600 or so in attendance. Our tamariki shared some items and the seniors ended with a beautiful rendition of ‘House of the Rising Sun’ which roused the grandparents into an impromptu singing of the chorus. Magic!

I would like to thank the following people for making the event such a success.

Firstly and most importantly our PTA ladies for working so hard to present a magnificent ‘High Tea’ style morning tea, they are still cleaning up as we speak. You are awesome!

Jeremy Lamb for providing the photography duties once again

Our whanau for providing plates for the morning tea.

Staff for mucking in and adapting quickly.

A final thank you to the grandparents who made the effort to attend. Some coming from far and wide to support our school and make the day really special for our little ones. On that note I would like to acknowledge those who couldn’t attend for obvious travel reasons. Don’t worry because most of our grandparents “adopted” kids for the morning, so everybody felt pretty special, and there will be future events. 

I hope everybody has a really nice weekend.

Go the Blackcaps!!

Mr Tawhiti




Grandparent’s Morning tea plate

Thu Jun 10 06:00pm

Good evening everybody

A gentle reminder that we kindly ask each family to provide a plate for a shared morning tea for our special guests tomorrow. Plates can be dropped at the school hall in the morning.

Thank you very much


Wed Jun 09 01:06pm


Tue Jun 08 10:07am

Today is the last day for the book fair. We will be open at 2.15pm today for parents to come and have a look. 


Parent information night at St Joseph’s

Wed Jun 02 06:34pm


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Wed Jun 02 02:36pm

Sorry everyone for sending this again but if you are ordering please use the chicken order form link on this notification, not the newsletter one as that one dosen’t seem to be working properly. 

If you have done a order and you haven’t seen the payment details then the link is not working correctly. Please ensure that you are able to go further than the first page with name, room number, year level.


Today is the last day for ordering chick’s for Calf club please fill out the form on the link provided. Payment and orders must be in by the 2nd of June. Chick’s will need to be collected from school on the 9th of July. For anymore information please email calfclub@patumahoe.school.nz



Wed Jun 02 01:33pm


Mon May 31 10:08am

PTA disco this Thursday 3rd of June 6-8pm. Consent forms are coming home (if not already) and must be brought to the disco if your child/children wish to attend.

Pre-order forms due back by Wednesday 2nd of June. We will have items for sale at the disco as well, but best to pre-order so that they don’t miss out!

School photos today!!

Mon May 31 07:00am

Morena, wakey wakey rise and shine!!

School Photos are on today. I want our kids looking A+ today.

-Hair and teeth brushed

-No marmite or weetbix on faces

-Correct uniform e.g. no tights and thermals showing, no oversize hair ties and ribbons (you know the ones I mean)


Mr Tawhiti

Whittaker’s Chocolate bar fundraiser

Fri May 28 09:53am

Whoops, we still have chocolate bars and/or money raised outstanding. Please return as soon as possible, to your child’s/children’s classroom teacher in a named envelope/zip locked bag. Or pay it in our PTA bank account!

Once we have everything accounted for, we can finalise the total amount of money raised. All funds are going towards the senior school playground upgrade.

Thank you for your support.

Dance Show 1pm today! Morena everybody. Reminder that the Dance Show is on today at 1pm. See you there. Happy Friday!

Fri May 28 08:32am


Wed May 26 01:00pm


Tue May 25 10:56am

Please find attached first newsletter for Calf Club Day. There is also a copy coming home with children today.


Dances for Schools Performance 1pm this Friday

Mon May 24 01:21pm

Kia ora everybody

You are all invited to our Dances for Schools performance this Friday the 28th at 1pm under ‘The Cloud’

Our children have been practising their dance routines and look forward to putting on a great show.

Tell the boss and see you all here on Friday


Mon May 24 10:29am

Our Whittaker’s Chocolate bar fundraiser has been a fabulous success! However we still have some chocolate bars and/or money raised outstanding.

Please return any unsold chocolate bars and or money raised in a named sealed envelope (or zip locked bag) to school as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support!


Thu May 20 11:59am

PTA Whittaker’s Chocolate bar fundraiser closes tomorrow Friday 21st May.
Please return all money raised and any unsold chocolate bars to school.
Thank you for your wonderful support!


Wed May 19 01:27pm

PTA Disco

Mon May 17 12:00pm

PTA school Disco Thursday 3rd June 6-8pm School Hall.

Coming home today are pre-order forms for the disco. We are trialling this new system based on feedback given to us last year.

Items will still be available to purchase on the night (cash only), however it is best to pre-order so that your child/children don’t miss out!

Pre-order forms and money are due back to School by Wednesday 2nd June.

Permission slips which each child must bring to the disco will be sent home on Friday 28th May.

PTA Disco

Fri May 14 11:27am

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Wed May 12 01:04pm

Colour Day Mufti – Rotary Kids

Mon May 10 11:23am

Each junior/senior class has been allocated a colour.

Please dress in this colour on Friday 14th and bring a gold coin donation.

All money raised goes to Starship.

ROOMS 1&6 Pink

ROOMS 2&7 Red

ROOMS 3&11 Purple

ROOMS 4&8 Green

ROOMS 5&9 Yellow

ROOM 13&10 Blue

ROOM 12 Orange


Mon May 10 11:03am

Whittakers’s chocolate boxes are coming home today (eldest & only child). Please let the office know if you have not received a box or would like extra boxes.

All money raised goes towards the senior playground upgrade.

Orders close Friday 21st May.

Don’t forget to read the newsletter! Morning all. Please remember to read this weeks newsletter. Only 145 people have read it so far.

Thu May 06 09:58am


Wed May 05 01:05pm


Tue May 04 12:46pm

Parents if you wish to opt out of the chocolate fundraiser please text the number from the notice that was sent home yesterday by this Thursday 06th May not Monday 10th May as the notice stated.

Boxes will be coming home on Monday 10th May.

Pukekohe Intermediate Leaders!

Fri Apr 16 09:09am

Morning all

It appears we have more good news. More ex-Patumahoe students have emerged who are leading the way at Pukekohe Intermediate, after my acknowledgement in this week’s newsletter. Sarina Reymer– older sister of Luke and Carmen- is an Arts Leader. Congratulations Sarina!

If any families have any cool updates regarding ex-Patty kids. Please let me know.

It is Friday and it is a great day!!

Whanaungatanga Group

Fri Apr 16 08:53am

Performance time change to 1:40pm this afternoon. We are opening the assembly for Rooms 5 and 9. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Fri Apr 16 08:51am

Just a reminder to bring a gold coin donation today so the children can purchase a Poppy for ANZAC day


Wed Apr 14 01:00pm


Wed Apr 14 12:09pm

We have a number of items left over from camp. Parents if your child is missing anything please collect from the deck of the hall.

RSA Poppy Sales.

Mon Apr 12 11:05am


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Multi Cultural Festival

Sat Apr 10 10:57am

Just a reminder to the Whanaungatanga children that we had to cancel our performance today. But we will be performing at assembly this coming Friday. 


Camp pick up

Fri Apr 09 10:30am

Camp students will be back at school around 2.25pm for parents to pick up.


Wed Mar 31 12:02pm



The newsletter will be changing forever

Wed Mar 31 09:00am

Good morning families

Due to our recent change over to school APPs NZ, our newsletter will look a little bit different today. You will receive the newsletter a bit later on today via school APP as well as skoolloop. However, this will be the last time we will be using skoolloop to send out the newsletter. So please ensure that you have school APPs downloaded onto your phone over the long weekend. As of next Wednesday the 7th of May, we will no longer be using skoolloop for communications.

As usual our newsletter is available in several mediums:  hardcopy (by request), school APPs, as well as being available on the school website www.patumahoe.school.nz

Thank you

PTA Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser

Tue Mar 30 11:44am

The Hot Cross Buns will be distributed to classrooms tomorrow Wednesday 31st ready for school pick up.

If you have purchased a few packets of buns, it would help if your child has a bag (shopping/carrier bag) to bring these home as we wouldn’t want them getting squashed in school bags.

With your fabulous support we raised $812!
Thank you and we hope you enjoy this delicious treat.

Morena. Great to see families utilising the ‘Absentee’ function of school APP. Good to see some decent rain as well.

Tue Mar 30 10:17am

Wow! We are getting pretty close. Just over 60 families still to connect to schoolAPPS NZ. Let’s go Patumahoe!!

Mon Mar 29 11:55am

Good work! We are getting there. Under 100 families left to connect to school apps! Keep going

Mon Mar 29 09:44am

Tell 5 friends about school apps!! We are doing well with the uptake on this new app. But we need more. Ask 5 school families if they are on

Mon Mar 29 09:14am

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