Term 1: Tues 8 Feb - Thurs 14 April

Term 2: Mon 2 May - Fri 8 July

Term 3: Mon 25 July - Fri 30 Sept

Term 4: Mon 17 Oct - Mon 19 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.

School Hours

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 six 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.

Ngā mihi

Jane Lindsay