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Principal's Message

I am delighted to welcome you to Papatoetoe High School and thank you for your interest in our school.

Papatoetoe High School has served the community for 60 years and has a proud tradition of meeting the needs of individual learners and helping to ensure that students are connected, lifelong learners.

Our curriculum choices are extensive and contain qualifications and content that will empower, enrich and enable.  Students will be well equipped to continue into tertiary study, workplace training and employment.  In addition, we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities to support in class learning, and students can choose to engage in sport, performing arts, cultural performance, music and visual arts.

We aim to promote the highest levels of staff performance and accountability and our dedicated team of staff are here to help met the learning needs of your child.  You are encouraged to make contact with our team, should you need to.

This site forms an important link between our school, the community, and the wide world. These pages will give you an insight into life at Papatoetoe High School and information on student activities, the enrolment procedure and other matters of interest.  This site also provides useful links to social media sites we operate, and our parent portal.  These links will enable parents/caregivers to remain up to date with current events at our school.


Please contact us if you require further detail on any aspect of our school. 

Thank you for your interest in Papatoetoe High School and I hope to have the chance to meet you soon.

Vaughan Couillault


MEdLM, PGDipSM, BCom, DipTchg

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