We have been very fortunate to have Aroha Gossage join us and lead us with art each Friday. Our art project is a very large and very ambitious piece of

collaborative work that will be displayed around the entire wall of the classroom. The piece of art is taken from the Peter  Gossage book “In the Beginning”.

arohas art

PRIME Mathematics

Students have all received their PRIME mathematics workbooks and have enthusiastically started this world-class program which is based on top-performing  Singapore, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong. PRIME Mathematics empowers students and teachers with a range of comprehensive program PRIME   Mathematics covers five strands of  mathematics across six grades/year levels: Numbers and Operations, Measurement,   Geometry, Data Analysis and Algebra.



anzac dayANZAC Day this year falls during the school holiday period therefore it is difficult to organize a school group to attend the Dawn Parade at Wellsford. The Muster will begin at 5:30am outside Wrightsons then march to Memorial Gates to commence the Dawn Service at 6am. Pakiri School students have been learning about ANZAC Day and have been preparing a wreath to lay on the war memorial.

If you intend to take your child to the Dawn Parade could you, please let us know. We would love to have a family or individual represent the school when we are called to lay our wreath on this important day.



Film Experience Day at Te Muri Bay

Thank you to all the students, staff and volunteers that made it a great educational day. The student’s raised $750 for the day taking part as “extras”. The movie “Kiwi Christmas” will be released just before Christmas and our students will be able to see themselves in the movie!



 Term 1 finishes Thursday 13 th April 2017

 Term 2 commences on Monday 1 st  May 2017

 Dental appointments will be Scheduled for students on the in Term 2.

 ANZAC Day 25 th April wreath laying 6am Dawn Service,Wellsford

 School Donations Reminder $50 per family & $30 per child



WAICARE – Environmental education

The school has been involved in ongoing water quality monitoring and data related activities in our local streams.  Students took part in assessment of our local stream such as physical tests e.g. pH, dissolved oxygen, water clarity, temperature,  chemical tests: nitrogen & phosphorous. They enjoyed biological observations such as looking at invertebrate identification and classification. Thank you Juliet, John & Frankie for teaching us about helping the environment.


End of Term Picnic

Thursday 13 th April

Students have been invited to Pakiri Beach Campground to use their outside playground facilities. We will travel to the campground at  11:30am on Thursday and enjoy the bouncy equipment. Then walk across the beach to observe shore birds before enjoying a picnic on the beach. Students will return at approximately 2pm.  Please sign the consent form for your child to attend. Transport will be provided by the Principal and her husband Greg (the trip will be weather permitting).


  Northland Primary Schools Swimming  Competition  

Well done to Grace Cooper who represented Rodney region in the Northland Primary