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Six main newsletters, at least one each term, are issued each year with other special newsletters issued as needed. Newsletters are issued via email and published on our website and linked on our Facebook page. Hard copies are available on request from the main office.


In terms 1, 2 and 3, after reports have been issued, special afternoons are held when, by appointment, parents/ guardians can discuss student progress and achievement with teachers. At all times parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the school if they have concerns or wish to obtain information.


Papatoetoe High School has a new web based information site for parents (Parent Portal) which provides important and detailed information about your child’s progress at school. The parent information site can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the screen. This site is password protected for privacy and security reasons. 

The parent information site has key features which are highlighted below. 

  • Details: including secondary caregiver and emergency contacts, medical details. 

  • Timetable details are provided 

  • Attendance records are period by period and updated every three days. 

  • NCEA summary – includes details of the annual official NCEA results, a summary by year of all credits earned and an up-to-date table showing current qualification progress, and a full record of all NCEA assessment results. 

  • All Results – all assessments for every year are listed. 

Additional Information that is also available on the portal is

  •  Groups – groups that a student is involved with are listed (current and previous years) 

  •  Reports – available including archived reports from previous years 

  •  Fees – a complete record of fees paid and due is shown 

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