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Principal’s Message and Welcome

Tēnā koutou. Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou kua haere mai ki te kura o Paihia. Ki ngā whānau hou, haere mai, haere mai, haere mai. Ki ngā whānau e noho tōnu mai, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. He honore tēnei kua haere mai koutou ki waenganui i a mātou. Ngā mihi nui tēnei ki a koutou katoa. Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei.

Welcome to Paihia School. Greetings to everyone – new families, continuing families and friends. It is great to have you join our school. Seek your dreams and do not give up on them unless something is bigger than a lofty mountain.

Paihia School strives to provide a safe, happy environment that fosters individual self esteem and encourages all of our children to reach their full potential.  We welcome parents’ involvement in school programmes and teachers are happy to discuss children’s progress with parents/caregivers whenever the need arises. We offer a well balanced programme that emphasises literacy and numeracy first and includes the broadening of children’s awareness of the world around them and aspects of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.  The children will be given opportunities for all round development in academic disciplines as well as in sporting, cultural and social endeavours.

Jane Lindsay