Science Fair

posted 14 Sep 2017, 15:45 by Lizzie Greenstreet

This term our students have been learning about fair testing and asking questions in science.  Next week all completed science fair projects will be on display in the school hall for parents and whānau to view.  We encourage you to come along to celebrate the hard work that has been put in and discover the learning that has been done.  You are welcome to come in at any time after school to browse through the projects.

Thursday 21st September
School Hall

Camp Information Evening

posted 7 Sep 2017, 15:06 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 14 Sep 2017, 15:39 ]

All parents of students going to camp are invited to hear important information about the organisation of camp this year.   We look forward to seeing you all here next week to find out about some of the details around transport, gear requirements, and activities.  We will also have a representative from the Hillary Outdoor Centre to speak.

Camp Information
Thursday 14th September
School Hall 

Positive Puberty parent information evening

posted 4 Sep 2017, 15:50 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 6 Sep 2017, 16:40 ]

Next week we begin our Positive Puberty lessons, these are run in collaboration with the Life Education van.  An information letter was sent home this week and all parents are invited to hear more about this programme on Thursday evening.  If you are planning to attend, please return the slip to give us an idea of numbers.

Links to parent resources are available on the 'other notices and forms' page of this website.

Puberty parent information evening
School Library

Year 6 Parent Information Evening

posted 13 Aug 2017, 20:41 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Enrollments for 2018 are now open and we encourage you to bring these to the school office as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

For those wishing to learn more about Pakuranga Intermediate and to meet the senior leadership team, we will be holding an information evening on 

Thursday 17th August at 7pm in the Pakuranga Intermediate Library.  

We warmly welcome all prospective parents and students to attend.


posted 7 Aug 2017, 18:54 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Student-Led Conferences are on today and tomorrow.  There is still time to book in to see your teacher if you have not yet done this.
Please remember school closes early tomorrow at 12:30.
Tuesday: 3:30 - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00 - 6:00pm
code: qfzy8


posted 31 Jul 2017, 17:57 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 31 Jul 2017, 18:00 ]

Are you a parent/guardian concerned about how your child uses the internet or mobile phone?
Cybercrime is a very real issue facing families in NZ, but there are easy practical steps to help prevent it.  McAuley High School invites you to a presentation on the issues and dangers associated with the inappropriate use of computers, mobile phones and the internet.

Venue: McAuley High School GYM
Date: 7th August
Time: 6:30pm

Hosted by NZ Cyber Security expert John Parsons who gives you real life examples of children who have been affected by cybercrime.  You will leave with the knowledge to help, support and protect your family.

Student-Led Conferences

posted 26 Jul 2017, 15:21 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 26 Jul 2017, 15:22 ]

On Tuesday 8th August and Wednesday 9th August we are holding Student Led Conferences to discuss progress made so far and plan goals for students.  The conferences will be held on Tuesday 8th August from 3:30 – 8:00pm and Wednesday 9th August from 1:00 – 6:00pm.  Each Conference will last 10 minutes.

Please also be aware that the school will close early on Wednesday 9th August at 12:30pm to allow the conferences to take place.  If you are unable to make alternative arrangements for your child on this Wednesday afternoon please contact the office and we will arrange for him/her to be supervised.  

Bookings for conferences are done online.  Go to: and click on school interviews.  Enter qfzy8 as the code and follow the directions, this code is case sensitive.  Find your child’s teacher and the rest is up to you.  If you do not have a computer, or have any problems, please phone Alison Dowen on 576 1860 or call into the office and she will log in for you.

Meetings with the Principal or DP

The Principal and DP are available by appointment on both evenings if required.  Please book through the office.

Cultural Sports Day

posted 8 May 2017, 21:09 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 26 Jul 2017, 15:20 ]

Monday 15th May we will hold our cultural sports day.  This is a day for students, staff, and whanau to participate in a range of fun games and celebrate the different cultures around our school. Although it is a bit damp, we will go ahead today. The forecast for the save day is very wet.
The save date is Wednesday 17th if it is too wet on Monday.

3-Way Conferences

posted 9 Apr 2017, 19:19 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 8 May 2017, 21:09 ]

3-Way Conferences are happening this week on Tuesday and Wednesday for all students.
Conferences are an important part of the school year.  They provide an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and for your child to share their goals with you for the year.  If you have not already booked your time to speak to the teacher we encourage you to do this as soon as possible to ensure you get the time that suits you best.
Bookings can be made through the site using the school code 3vsm2
Please remember that school finished early on Tuesday to accommodate conferences and the last day for this term is Thursday 13th April.

Term One 2017

posted 29 Jan 2017, 20:10 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 30 Mar 2017, 16:24 ]

Start date:  Wednesday 1st February
School starts at 8:40am
All year 8 returning students are to assemble in the quad.  Year 7's and any new year 8 students meet in front of the office to be welcomed in a powhiri.
Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay for the powhiri and meeting teachers.

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