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School Values

Celebration of diversity 

The multicultural mix of our students and inclusion of students with special needs provides a unique and special opportunity to learn about each other from each other in a supportive and positive way.

Continual improvement


We constantly seek ways to improve all aspects of the things we do at Papatoetoe High School.



An attitude of “we, not me” is fostered.




Our expectation is for all people in the school to be honest, trustworthy and ethical.

Learner motivation


Learning is to have a high priority for all students and staff, who are encouraged to be self-motivated and life long learners. 



It is important that we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of past and present students and staff.



We place importance on showing respect for others, their property, the school’s facilities and reputation.

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