TERM DATES - 2023
Term 1: Tues 7 Feb - Thurs 6 April
Term 2: Mon 24 April - Fri 30 June
Term 3: Mon 17 July - Fri 22 Sept
Term 4: Mon 9 Oct - Wed 20 Dec
SCHOOL HOURS - 8:55am - 2:55pm
Children will be supervised at school from 8.30am each morning and until the last bus departs in the afternoon.
08.55am to 10.40am Classes
10.40am to 11.20am Morning Interval
11.20am to 12.50pm Classes
12.50pm to 1.30pm Lunch Interval
1.30pm to 2.55pm Classes
Bus departure Times
3.00pm First bus departs
3.20pm Second bus departs
Ngā mihi mahana ki te kura o Paihia. Ki ngā whānau hou, nau mai, haere mai. Ki ngā whānau e noho tōnu mai, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Ngā mihi nui tēnei ki a koutou katoa. Welcome to Paihia School. Warm greetings to everyone – new families, continuing families, and friends.
I am proud to be part of Paihia School within the wonderful Bay of Islands community. I have been here for nine years now - times does fly when you are having fun!
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 are committed to a partnership between home and school. I am living the dream when parents are in our school.
We offer a well-balanced programme and are committed to providing as many learning opportunities to engage and inspire our students including the arts, science, academic, sporting, cultural, leadership, education outside the classroom, problem solving, and community endeavours.
Our strategic goals this year are to:
Create an inclusive learning environment with an expectation of high student achievement and progress sustained in reading, writing and maths for all students measured against national expectations.
Provide an environment to equip our students for their future.
Develop a strong sense of friendly, family culture so parents and whānau are actively involved in a partnership between home and school to support student learning.
Provide culturally responsive learning environment so our Māori students succeed as Māori, as well as recognising all cultures within our school.
Develop a sense of our responsibility within our community and to participate actively to be kaitiaki of our local environment.
Build relationships and positively manage behaviour so all students feel safe and happy.
One of my favourite whakatauki is ‘He waka eke noa. We are all in this waka together so we can all succeed.’ I am looking forward to another action-packed, fun and successful year together.