Term 1: Weds 7 Feb - Fri 12 April

Public Holidays: Good Friday Fri 29 March

Easter Mon 1 April

School Holiday: Easter Tues 2 April 

Term 2: Mon 29 April - Fri 5 July

Public Holidays: ANZAC Day Tues 25 April

King's Birthday Mon 3 June

TOD Friday 7th June

Matariki Fri 28 June

Term 3: Mon 22 July - Fri 27 Sept

Public Holiday: No public holidays

Term 4: Mon 14 Oct - Wed 20 Dec

Public Holiday: Labour Day Mon 28 Oct

TOD Friday 8th November


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 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:

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