Kia Ora Koutou / Warm Greetings

Welcome to Pakaraka School's HomePage -  2014

Welcome to Term 3.

This is week 7 of Term 3.  

A HUGE Thank you to everyone who came along and supported their tamariki at our recently-held school cross-country.

We then went along and participated in the Kaikohe & Districts Cross-Country held at Ohaeawai School on Wednesday, last week. What a fantastic event! Thank you to everyone at Ohaeawai Primary School who made us feel very welcome (the event was wonderfully organised too!). 25 of our students were placed in in the top 20 for their respective events. There were students from more than 10 schools participating. We are immensely proud of all our participants. A HUGE SHOUT OUT goes to Bronson from our school, who came first in his division!

Everyone at school is now looking forward to participating in their class speech contests. Speech finals will take place on Tuesday, 23 September 2014, starting at 1:15pm at our school. More details about this and other forthcoming events will be in our newsletters.

We're looking forward to a bit more sunshine, and a whole lot more outdoor activities, now that Spring is in the air!

Have a great week.

Nga mihi

Vee Singh

Principal / Tumuaki

Click on the word to access LearnAnywhere   from any internet enabled device to view your child's work / homework.

 Click on the word to access StudyLadder from any internet-enabled device so that your child can access learning activities in most curriculum areas. Parents are also able to access this account (with assigned username and password) to be able to check progress the child is making, and to be able to print certificates. 

Click here to visit MangaHigh

We continue to promote the use of te reo -  “Arohatia te Reo – cherish the language”.

Click on the link below to view some resources relating to Maori Language Week

LEARNING OUR REO... for learners; for speakers; and for businesses.


Hiwi the Kiwi visited our school and put on the Hiwi the Kiwi Fishing Show. Click here to watch the Hiwi the Kiwi video.



We are very proud to offer a fantastic literacy programme called 'Reading Together'. This programme was developed by Jeanne Biddulph and has been used in NZ for 30 years - and is supported by the Biddulph Group.


SECRETS OF SUCCESS   (Click on this link to watch)

This is an excellent video to watch. It talks about what it takes to enjoy success. It is short and to-the-point. Highly recommended.

Careers Education resources for our Y7/8 students. Click here


 Some things to do to help your child with reading:

  • Help them realise that reading books can be a refreshing and rewarding alternative to TV, movies, shopping, or hanging out with friends.
  • Help them discover, or remember, the pleasures of reading.
  • Require and encourage the reading of a variety of fiction and non-fiction, and steer them toward good Young Adult books.
  • Help them connect with what they read, and nudge them to works related to what they’ve just read, or, if they’re in a reading rut, nudge them into something different.
  • Read some of their books yourself and talk to your children about what you read.
  • Listen to them read
  • Read aloud to them, and give them a set time to read every afternoon, evening or night.



More Centenary Photographs


Please use our excellent online resources to benefit your child's learning.


We will continue updating information and pictures (please see the 'Classes' section for the latest updates, with photographs) so you will be able to keep current with newsletters, events and what's going on in the classes here at school. Our latest newsletters are now available online.

If you wish to get in contact with us, please use the contact form on the website. It will send an email to the office.