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Attendance & Absences

Students are expected to attend school every weekday throughout the term, from 8.35am to 3.00pm.

Student attendance is recorded throughout the school day.

Any absence or lateness to class is also recorded.

If a student is absent or late to school, a Parent/Caregiver is required to notify the college and provide a reason for absence: Phone 07 542-0676, Press 1 and clearly state the student’s name, class or year, your name and relationship to the student, AND the reason for absence.

If the absence notification is not phoned through, a note from a Parent/Caregiver is required to be handed to the student’s whānau teacher upon returning to school.

Parents/Caregivers may receive a text message if a student’s absence is unexplained.

Known future absences from school for any medical or family reason must be advised by a Parent/Caregiver in advance where possible.

If a student has to leave school throughout the day for an appointment, a message can be left on the absentee line that morning or a student can provide a written note to Student Services for authorisation (by phone). A Parent/Caregiver will need to sign their child out at the time of departure.

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Bell Times

8:35am – 9:35am P1 P1   P1 P1
8:55am – 9:55am
9:55am – 10:55am P2 P2 P2 P2 ASSEMBLY
10:55am – 11:15am INTERVAL
11:15am – 12:15pm P3 P3 P3 P3 P3
12:15pm – 1:15pm P4 P4 P4 P4 P4
1:15pm – 2:00pm LUNCH
2:00pm – 3:00pm P5 P5 P5 P5 P5

At interval and lunch time on wet days Year 7 and Year 8 students can return inside to their learning spaces. The gym is opened up for Year 9 to Year 13 students to have a dry space to eat their lunch and relax with friends. Teachers may offer to supervise senior students who want to study or do some work in their classrooms.

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We are proud to be able to provide students with a quality education that is responsive to individual learning needs.  

The Pāpāmoa College Board have opted into the Government’s School Donation Scheme. This means that College will receive $150 per student as part of its Operational Grant at the start of each year. The payment replaces the need for the school to request course related fees. Voluntary donations can still be paid to the school by parents/caregivers and will always be welcomed.

There are some costs which will still require payment such as sports subs and related costs,  musical instrument or singing tuition, costs for materials used in the production of items which are then taken home. (e.g. a table made in hard materials technology), extra-curricular clubs, trips and camps, and other optional activities. Details of these costs will be made clear when a student signs up for an activity.

A donation towards overnight camps as part of specific course delivery may be requested by the College. These, however, are voluntary payments.

You will receive a regular statements via email, which will clearly outlay what is due. 

We encourage Automatic Payments.

EFTPOS is available. 

Cash or EFTPOS: at Reception during school hours of 8am-4pm
Online Payment: Pāpāmoa College 12-3407-0013800-00

Please include the student’s name, identification number (5 digits) and a reference to what you are paying.

Any queries please email [email protected]

If you have any concerns regarding your ability to pay your account,

please contact the Business Manager, Mandy Brown

either by email [email protected]

or phone 07 542 0676 to discreetly discuss options.

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Daily Notices

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Parent Connection

The school communicates regularly with parents and caregivers in a range of ways. This includes; the Connect newsletter, website information, facebook, emails, direct phone contact and meetings, and formal Parent Student Conferences.

Parents and caregivers are also able to keep informed and up-to-date with relevant information regarding their child’s education by accessing the school’s information system.

By using a unique login and password, parents and caregivers can gain access to: 

Administrative details, 
Daily Notices, 
Assessment information, 
Previous reports etc.

Query: Email

or contact Reception Ph 07 542 0676

We are proud to be able to provide students with a quality education that is responsive to individual learning needs.  

We appreciate any donations received from Parents and Caregivers that help provide a holistic education experience. Some additional student learning programmes and activities will incur fees.

Cash or EFTPOS: At Reception during school hours of 8am – 4pm

Online Payment: School bank account 12-3407-0013800-00 ASB Papamoa.

Please include the student’s name, their identification number (5 digits) and a reference to what you are paying.

Query: Email [email protected]

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Our Policies & Procedures

This document is under regular review. Please see the link for our most up to date policies and procedures.

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All students and staff have a right to work in an environment that is both emotionally and physically safe, and is conducive to learning. The culture of Pāpāmoa College will promote expected behaviours and also focus on reducing the occurrence of difficult behaviours, by providing an environment for constructive engagement, mutual respect and positive relationships.

To promote positive behaviour we refer to our:

Pāpāmoa College Code of Conduct Expectations

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Student ID Card

Student Identification Card

Each student is issued with a student identification card at the beginning of the year. It includes student details, their name, and a photo.  

This identification card is used on campus for taking out library books and using school digital devices (laptops, cameras, etc).

It can also be used as a form of identification for use on Ministry funded buses and public transportation.

Replacements can be obtained from Reception for $5.

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Student Login

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Term 1: Tuesday 30 January – Friday 12 April
Term 2: Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July
Term 3: Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September 
Term 4: Monday 14 October – Thursday 5 December

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Walking and cycling to school is promoted as an environmentally friendly method of transport for all members of our learning community.


Students who need to cross Doncaster Drive must do so at the pedestrian crossing outside the school.


If students wish to cycle to school we have bike stands available near the car park. Make sure bikes are secured with a suitable lock.

When students enter the school campus they must get off their bike and push it to the bike stands. Bikes must also be pushed across the pedestrian crossing.

All cyclists must wear a helmet. The road rules must be followed by all cyclists.  

Bus Transport

Pāpāmoa College is currently serviced by two bus runs.

For bus payment see this information about the Bee Card.

Pāpāmoa College – Welcome Bay Route 40526

In 2023 our Welcome Bay School Bus provider is Uzabus. For more information visit Uzabus school services. Here is the timetable for their route.

Pāpāmoa College – Pāpāmoa East
This service is available on a user-pays basis. Here is the bus route.

For fees and more information visit the Baybus website.

Drop Off and Pick-up by car

Temporary changes to parking and pick-up:
There have been some changes to car parking out the front of the school due to construction taking place. Our bus lane will not be accessible for parking or pick-up at the end of the school day. If you need to pick up your children, please park further down Doncaster Drive or at Gordon Spratt Reserve. Please DO NOT use the staff car park. This will help reduce the congestion and safety issues we are currently facing at the end of the day.

Students Driving to School

We have a register of students who drive to school. If driving is your child’s mode of transport to school at any point, please ask them to pick up a form from Student Services. They will need to fill this in and get it signed by their parents before they return it.

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