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Principal's Welcome


It is my pleasure to welcome you all to Papatoetoe East Primary School.  This is "Our Place" and we believe it is a special place for children and learning.  Our community environment supports everyone to learn from each other and most importantly, it provides a variety of engaging and authentic learning experiences for our students.   Our priority is to develop hard working, independent, confident and happy students who approach learning with enthusiasm and curiosity.  We believe that our students are engaged learners who demonstrate a shared responsibility for their own learning, with guidance and support from our teachers and community. Our school vision encourages our students to become lifelong learners who inquire, formulate opinions, take relevant action, embrace diversity and demonstrate a global understanding of how they can contribute to their world.

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket the people will live.

Graeme B GilbertPrincipal