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The current school roll of approximately 180 is comprised 56% Maori, 33% NZ European, 3% Pasifica, 2% Asian, and 6% other ethnicity. Paihia School is a Decile 4 school.

Children attending the school come from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds, due to the unique nature of the population in the Paihia School area. This in turn provides for a wide range in pupil achievement and readiness for school entry.  Our children come from the Paihia, Waitangi, Te Haumi, Opua and Haruru Falls areas.  We are located on School Rd in Paihia,

There are 9 teaching positions to begin with in 2016. As a result of exploring research around quality teaching and visible learning in 2015 teachers at Paihia School are now most often referred to as Change Agents (CA’s). There are a large number of junior students currently enrolled. The school has a SENCO to plan, support and co-ordinate children with special education needs. Paihia School has several staff in teacher support roles with a range of responsibilities from managing the school office, leading kapa haka and running the library. The school has a Library, Wharenui, Wharekai, Solar heated swimming pool, a corner of dreams, adventure playgrounds, pump track and large playing field. Paihia School Mission statement is: To cater for the whole child by respecting cultural differences and providing the best learning environment in partnership with parents and whānau so every child achieves to their highest ability and is prepared for their future. Paihia School Vision statement is: Kia hui ako tahi tātou hei kawenga atu mo ngā ra e tu mai nei – Together we learn and prepare for the future.

Paihia School Values: 

Manaakitanga – Respect 

Kaha – Doing our best

Whanaungatanga – Helping others

Tu maia – Resilience