Our Vision

To grow GREAT citizens, empowered to live successfully in their personal and global lives.

G – Giving and receiving the very best.
R – Respecting ourselves, others and our surroundings.
E – Excelling by setting high expectations and having a stong work ethic.
A – Attitude of being open-to-learning.
T – Thinking critically and creatively in a changing world.

Principal’s Welcome

I would like to introduce myself as the principal and lead teacher at Parakai School.
I have 33 years of experience in education, teaching and leading in junior, middle and intermediate parts of the school.
I have been part of a number of Ministry of Education initiatives aimed at building parent, student and teacher agency to ultimately raise student achievement…

Our Learning

Our Problem Based – Thinking Curriculum, builds around real world problems. We set our children up to build their skills around the 6 C’s: Character, Citizenship, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. These form building blocks around core learning areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Inquiry.

Enrolment Information

We welcome you to enrol your child at Parakai School. Please click here to read about our home zone and out of zone enrolments. You can also enrol online with our online enrolment form.