2021 School Term Dates
Tuesday, 9th February - Friday 16th April
Teacher Only Day: Friday 5th February
Public holidays: Waitangi Day (observed) 8 February and Easter: Good Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday 5th April and Easter Tuesday 6th April (a school holiday)
Monday, 3rd May – Friday, 9th July
Public holiday: Queen's Birthday - Monday 7th June.
Monday, 26th July – Friday, 1st October
+ AG Day/Calf Club, Saturday 2nd October (classed as normal school day)
Monday, 18th October – Thursday 16th December
Public holiday: Labour Day 25th October
Our School Day
School starts at 9:00am and finishes at 2:50pm. We use our traditional handbell to signal the start of the school day, and end of break periods. Students are released at the end of learning sessions by their teacher instead of a bell.
School Bus Service
We have a school bus service, facilitated by Murphy's buses, that runs twice daily to/from school.
Approximately a quarter of our students travel to/from school on the school bus each day.
Please see the school office to view the bus run route and timings.
All students using the school bus are also required to sign the Bus Code of Conduct agreement.
Trees for Survival programme
Paparimu School is proud to be involved in the Trees for Survival programme.
The benefits of this programme include:
Our trees are planted in local blocks annually by the students who grow them. For more information on the Trees for Survival programme visit Click Here
Annual Calf Club/Pet Day
The Paparimu School Calf Club/Pet Day is one of the biggest event on the school calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Students bring hand-reared lambs, calves, goats and chickens to compete for trophies/cups. The animals are judged according their condition and their owners skills in handling them.
We also have a growing Pet category with rabbits, cats, guinea pigs and more being brought to the annual day.
Students also complete creative projects at home, which result in amazing flower and herb planters.
In 2021, our Calf Club/Pet Day will be held on Saturday 2nd October.
You can find out lots more about our Calf Club/Pet Day on this link.
School Calendar App
You can download our school calendar app from either the Apple App store or the Google Play store.
Just search for "Skool Loop". From there you can choose Paparimu School. You will then have easy access to our School Calendar from your mobile phone.
Paparimu School provides school banking facilities for children via the ASB School Banking programme.
Students have the chance to win $10, $20 or $50 in fortnightly cash prizes.
Our school banking day is Thursday.
For more information, please contact the school office.
Subway Lunch Orders
Subway order forms are made online by Tuesday afternoon evening by families.
Orders are delivered to school for students each Wednesday.
KickStart Breakfast is a New Zealand breakfast in schools programme created by Fonterra and Sanitarium to educate kiwi kids on the importance of breakfast.
Each day, from 8:30 - 8:50am our Breakfast Club operates in the staffroom. Student Breakfast Club leaders run the programme.
We supply, via the programme, a free breakfast of Weetbix and milk for any student who wishes to visit the Breakfast Club.
For more information, please see: