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Patumahoe School

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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.

Keryn Grey

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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Welcome back assembly Tuesday 7th February – 8:35a.m.

Sun Feb 05 05:00pm

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school on Tuesday. 

We would like to invite all of our whanau to join us in the school hall for a brief welcome assembly at 8:35 a.m.

School will begin for the day at 8:25, and at this time all students will go to their classrooms, teachers will call the roll and then classes will walk to the hall.

We hope you are all taking the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. 


Patumahoe School – open 7th February

Wed Feb 01 03:28pm

As you may have heard the Director of Education has today advised that schools may open earlier than the initial date of the 7th February. 

After careful consideration we have decided that we will open for instruction on Tuesday 7th of February. 

On Friday 3rd February we will have all staff on site for a teachers only day. Classrooms will be open from 1:00 – 2:00p.m. if you would like to chat with your child’s classroom teacher. 

We appreciate that these changes have been really challenging for our families and we apologise for this, but hope you understand that this has been beyond our control. 

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: 


Kind regards 

Keryn Grey 


Auckland State of Emergency – School Closed

Mon Jan 30 05:08pm

Good afternoon, 

I have just received the news that all schools in Auckland are to remain closed for physical instruction until the 7th of February.

We are aware that this will cause disruption for our families and we will keep you up to date with information as soon as we receive it. 

As a staff we are hugely disappointed, as I know our families will be. 

I will be in touch tomorrow as we receive greater clarity from the Ministry of Education. 

Kind regards 

Keryn Grey 

Weather Event over the last 24 hours.

Sat Jan 28 04:21pm

We hope that all of our whanau are safe after the horrendous weather events of the last 24 hours. Fortunately it appears that our school has not been damaged by the flood, however we understand that many homes have been damaged and to those families, we are thinking of you, and hope you have the support you need at this challenging time.

The Ministry of Education has released the following information: 

Civil Defence centres have been set up in a number of locations. This link provides information for support (Auckland Council Storm Event)

Some helpful MSD contact numbers:

Dedicated line for impacted residents
0800 400 100 (lines are open today until 5:00pm, Sunday hours are to be determined)
Urgent accommodation assistance
0800 22 22 00

Accommodation for those who have COVID-19 pathway is still business as usual. Where people have COVID-19 and must leave their homes and cannot be accommodated with other whanau the number to call is Health 021 227 4908

Manurewa Marae are offering relief accommodation, kai and MSD support. Further information contact Lola Topia 0292005540

Please take care, as we receive any further information from the Ministry of Education we will share it with you all as quickly as possible. 

Keryn Grey 


Welcome back to 2023! 

Fri Jan 27 03:48pm

All classrooms will be open on Tuesday 31st January between  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Please pop in and have a chat to your child’s teacher if there is anything additional you would like them to know about your child. 

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Wednesday 1st February ready for an amazing year of learning.



Wed Jan 25 10:45am

Just a quick reminder to remember to get your stationery packs online. We still have a number of families that have not ordered yet. Would really like to children to have stationery by next week.

Follow the link below to order.



Mon Dec 05 11:11am

Parents please have a good look at home for any school readers, library books etc and have them back at school by Friday this week.


Thu 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 7

Wed Nov 30 02:18pm




Thu Nov 24 12:43pm

Our hui is this afternoon at 2.30pm in the staffroom. Look forward to seeing you there.

Zone Athletics

Thu Nov 24 07:48am

Morena Everyone,

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 6

Wed Nov 23 01:36pm



Patumahoe School Production. “A teary tale of fairy fails”

Mon Nov 14 01:19pm

Dear Parents.

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!!

Todd Williams

Deputy Principal

Patumahoe School.


Fri 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. 



Thu 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 :

kgrey@patumahoe.school.nz or call on 2363802 or 0273363802

Many thanks.


Wed 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. 

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