Paerata School - Perseverance. Achievement. Excellence.

Welcome to Paerata School

We are a small, semi-rural full primary school just out of Pukekohe. We provide a platform for quality education, which creates pathways to success for our students with active whanau and community support.

Our vision is to actively prepare each child to be confident, lifelong learners achieving to their full potential.
We have three simple key rules at Paerata:
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible 

At Paerata School we participate in a range of learning
programmes.  We are a Health Promoting School and a Travelwise School.  We are able to offer the Reading Recovery programme and we have a Mathematics Support Teacher.

For information on:

- the new enrolment zone click here

- Ministry's School donation scheme click here and here

Guidelines for Whānau -­‐ Paerata School Distance Learning

This message with guidelines for distance learning is posted on our website homepage below a short school welcome message. If you scroll to the bottom of the distance learning message on the homepage, you will find a link to learning at home activities, and teacher email address. We felt that it was easier for parents to obtain the learning activities from one place in addition to them being sent via HERO or Seesaw by the teacher.


General Expectations:

  1. Make time for fun, view learning timeframes flexibly, and have a balance between online and offline learning during this time. Even though the learning might be received online that doesn’t mean everything needs to be done online.     

  1. Teachers will be ‘floating’ online between 9:30 am and 2:30pm each day, Monday to Friday and will get back to any emails in a timely manner. Remember teachers and staff will be with their families too, so know they will respond to your emails and give feedback as they can.

  1. Check your emails/HERO/seesaw every day and reply if necessary. Let the teacher know if you need help.

  1. Children without a device to use at home will hopefully receive a Paerata School chrome book to borrow, after they have been cleaned and packaged for distribution. Before getting your child to use a device, remember to discuss internet safety. Agree with your child about what they can and can’t do online. Regularly check the sites and apps your child is accessing and who they are talking with. Remind your children that anything they post online will be permanently on the internet. It is a good idea to have children use the internet in an open, common area of the house. Netsafe is available to provide support around online safety

  1. Put your health and the health of your family first. Give time for the 5 daily mental health practices; applicable for children and adults:   

  • CONNECT – talk and listen to each other, build relationships with those around you

  • GIVE – your time, your words, your presence; do something nice for your family, a friend, a stranger

  • TAKE NOTICE – be curious

  • KEEP LEARNING – embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself 

  • BE ACTIVE – do what you can; enjoy what you do; move your mood.   

If you have completed the online home learning tasks and the hard packs please feel free to visit the following websites for more information.

The ministry has also provided a helpful website to support families with lots of ideas. 

It is a good idea to form some kind of daily routine when possible. This is up to you but could look like:

  • 9:00am – 9:30am Get moving, do something that gets your heart rate up, then have a snack and a drink so you are ready to learn.

  • 9:30am – 10:30am Learning time, choose and work on up to two activities from the online and/or hard learning pack

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm Learning time (same as above but may include some passion project time)

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Free learning, explore curiosity – things you are interested in; explore creativity – make or create something; explore skills – practice a skill that you would like to get better at.

Optional activities, play outside, cooking/baking, play games with others in your bubble, watch learning channels on television, construct, read, draw, sing, dance and create.

Information for Learning at home can be found here.


Thank you for your support. Stay Safe. 

Ngā mihi

Luke Thompson


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