New Stationery Prices for 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Due to having price increases through our suppliers, unfortunately we have had to increase the prices of our stationery packs.  Below are the new prices for stationery for 2018.

Please click here Updated stationery to see our new prices for our Kowhai and Pohutukawa stationery packs.

Kind regards                                                                                                                               Cecilia Fa’alili                                                                                                                             School Secretary

SKIDS Holiday Programmes

Hello everyone,

Just to let you know that if you would like your child to be in the holiday programmes, please register them online at  For more infomation and prices please ph:  027-538-1991 or email

Please click here SKIDS to see the holiday activities.

Kind regards                                                                                                                              Cecilia


Arohanui Playground Renovations

23 November 2017

To our Parents, Caregivers and School Community,

This is a message to our parents and school community that we are renovating one of our playgrounds, so there will be alot of workers around our school.  This is the playground which is fenced off by our Arohanui satellite classes next to our Fale by our hall carpark.

Please note that parking is limited whilst this playground is undergoing renovations.

If you would like more information in regards to this message, please contact Cecilia in our school office on (09)838 8603.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Kind regards                                                                                                                    Cecilia

FREE Interactive Young Ocean Explorers Website

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

There is about 4.5 hours of short videos, quizzes and polls created from around NZ, Australia and the South Pacific.  Children can choose their own pathway and learn about the magnificent underwater world.

Here’s the link:

And also the link for how it can be used by teachers in classrooms:

Below is some feedback from people who have used these links:

Liz Manley, Principal of Woodlands Park Primary School, New Zealand “This is an excellent interactive resource for children and teachers.  It is stimulating and engaging and Riley is a fabulous role model to young people.  The largely New Zealand content is authentic and trustworthy. The message that each one of us, no matter how young or old can make a difference, is a powerful and relevant one. 

The Young Ocean Explorers Interactive Documentary website is a strong science resource.  Science for primary school children should be about hooking into children’s curiosity, the awe and wonder they have about the world around them.  This website does that with quirky facts and videos which make the experience come alive for the user.  It is also a visual language and reading resource – children love quizzes and polls and there are plenty of these.  The website is a scaffold for writing too, with examples of different types of writing.  Some of our reluctant writers love facts and are happy to create quizzes and polls of their own or write reports… “

Teacher “Fantastic, as soon as I opened the site I knew our children would absolutely LOVE IT!!! The Quizzes are so cool and believe it or not the kids are hung up on “the girls” enthusiasm when she is speaking about the things she loves.”

Parent“I did an activity with my son, who is an ESOL student. He watched a video and then he pretended to be a scientist and gave a presentation in front of the whole family about the facts he learned from that video. He was so confident!”

Enjoy exploring!!

Kind regards                                                                                                                              Cecilia Fa’alili



Here are some photos of our Pohutukawa Senior School performing at Kelston Intermediate School 27 October 2017 for Kelifest 2017.  Our children did a great job and definitely made our school proud.


Good Morning Parents/Caregivers,

Just a reminder that our Pohutukawa Senior School multicultural groups will be performing today at Kelston Intermediate at 11.20am.  So please make sure you are there early to find a park and a seat to enjoy our school performance.



Hope to see you there!!

Kind regards                                                                                                                    Cecilia – School Secretary