Newsletter No. 18 – 3rd November 2022

by | Nov 3, 2022

No. 18 – 3rd November 2022


Important Term 4 dates

Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November
Whole School Camp
Team Rehua (Rooms 1, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22) Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November
Team Puanga (Rooms 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 23, 24, 25) Wednesday 2nd November – Friday 4th November

Tuesday 8th November
SW Zone girls, boys and mixed touch

Thursday 10th November
SW Zone girls, boys and mixed touch – Saving Day

Sunday 13th November
Random Act of Kindness Day

Tuesday 15th November
Gardasil 9 Dose 2 for Year 8 students

Tuesday 15th November – Wednesday 16th November
3.15 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. – Year 7 Conferences

Wednesday 16th November – Thursday 24th November
Get Outdoors Week

Thursday 17th November
Student Leaders in the city – William Buck

Wednesday 23rd November
Careers Day 9.00am – 12.30pm
Teachers Paid Union Meeting – Parents are asked to pick up their children for the afternoon if possible.  Supervision will be provided if students need to remain at school.  More information following.

Thursday 24th November
School ‘Hangi Day’
SW Zone girls and boys athletics

Friday 25th November
International Day – more information to come about dress code, cultural performances and food.  Watch this space!

Monday 28th November
6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. – School Board Meeting in the Principals Office – everyone welcome

Wednesday 30th November
Papatoetoe High School Taster/Orientation day for those enrolled

Thursday 1st December
Interzone girls and boys athletics

Friday 9th December
House Fun Day – more information to come.  Students dress in House colours.

Monday 12th December
9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. – Team Rehua Award Ceremony and Year 8 Graduation
12.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. – Team Puanga Award Ceremony and Year 8 Graduation

Tuesday 13th December
Picnic Day – all classes/syndicates celebrate the year together

Wednesday 14th December
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. – Supreme Prizegiving
1:30pm – All Year 8 students dismissed to go home
6.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. – Year 8 Graduation Dance and Celebration

Thursday 15th December
Final day for Year 8 Students – Students released at 2.00 p.m.

Friday 16th December
Final day for Year 7 Students – Students released at 1.30 p.m.



Our school has no responsibility for what children do when they are outside the school property and outside of school hours.

We will take disciplinary action if a child is ‘caught’ bringing the school into disrepute.

Over the past few weeks we have had a significant increase in the reports of inappropriate social media posts.  These posts have been made on sites owned by children who have started them outside of school hours and often when they are at home.

We have had complaints of:
– incitement to self-harm
– overt racism, bullying, threat of violence
– made from personal phones on anonymised social media sites (eg. Instagram, Tik Tok)

We do encourage all complainants to:
1 – Contact the site owners (eg. Instagram) to make a complaint
2 – Contact Netsafe to make a complaint and ask for an investigation
3 – Contact the police in instances where a child’s safety is at risk
4 – Contact our school to see if we can investigate – send screen shots please, we will do our best to help.  Please accept we are not miracle workers but will do everything we can to keep your children safe
5 – Stop your child accessing these sites.  Check their internet history and limit their access.




On Tuesday 15th November and Wednesday 16th November 2022 from 3.15pm – 6.00pm we will be holding Year 7 3-Way Conferences.

You will have the opportunity to discuss with your child and their classroom teacher how they have progressed this year, review any testing results to date and discuss possible goals for 2023.  It is important for your child to be present to be a part of the discussions.

We are using on online booking system to make appointments.  Simply go to and enter the school code: pnskm

You then choose the teacher you want to meet with and see what time slots they have available.  Select to meet online or in school.  You will receive an email confirming your appointment time.

If you are unable to make one of these dates and times, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange an alternative time to meet.

Please note that Room 17 Year 7 conferences will be one week later on the following dates: Tuesday 22nd November 9.30am – 11.00am, Wednesday 23rd November, Thursday 24th November 2022 from 3.15pm – 5.00pm.



THANK YOU TO ROOM 7 for their article for this Newsletter