1. EPr08 challenge

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    This was our first year participating in the EPr08 challenge. Congratulations to our Year 7/8 girls team who finished 3rd equal and our Year 5 boys team who won their heat. Both teams will now head to the finals.  
  2. Swimming sports 2016

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    Another great day at the Patoka Community Pool presented our children with the opportunity to display their swimming skills. Check out some of our photos.  
  3. Welcome Back to the start of 2016

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    Welcome back to the start of 2016. I hope that you have all had a very relaxing holiday and that you were all able to find time for your selves. The staff are ready for another year and have already spend a full day exploring some new and exciting thinking...
  4. Room 3 Camp 2015

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    What a wonderful week the Room 3 children had. Check out some of these images from the week they had. Thanks to all who played a part in the success of this event.  
  5. Planting Day 2015

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    This was another wonderful day.  A very big thank you to all the children, parents, staff and DOC workers for the energy and enthusiasm you showed. We managed to plant a lot of new plants. Thanks to Simon Turner for this opportunity. And a special well done to Billie Herries...
  6. Whanau Hui – Our Journey in Te Reo at Patoka

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    I would like to thank those parents who were able to attend the whanau hui that was held this evening. Also, thanks to those who contacted to say that they could not make it. I do appreciate that this is a busy time for many of you and would still...
  7. PET Day 2015

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    This was a fantastic event. It was great to see the children interacting with each other and the animals. Thanks also to the kindy children for their participation. Please enjoy the photos. Thanks to Loren for these amazing images.  
  8. Change of email addresses

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    To our parents, community and businesses with whom we stay in contact via email.   Please note that over the last few months our email addresses have been changed to a Google account. This means that we are no longer using our @patoka.schoolzone.net.nz addresses.We have endeavored to notify all necessary...
  9. Daffodil Day 2015

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    Well done to everyone at Patoka School for another great dress up day. You all looked sensational and supported this very worthy cause. Please enjoy the photos.    
  10. Cross Country 2015

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    Another fantastic day in the sun at Puketitiri Golf club for our cross country. Well done to all of the runners. You all gave your very best. I would also like to thank all of the parents for their support and P and F for the fundraising. I hope you...
  11. A flying visit

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    Well – you know you are in the rural district when you have a flying visit from one of our families in their helicopter. John and Lisa Chittick flew in and landed on our field which then allowed our younger children, and some older enthusiasts to check out the helicopter....
  12. What’s new with our gardens

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    As you may be aware we have had some new gardens appearing around the school. Room 1 were the brains behind the Koru garden. Thanks to all the children for your inspirational ideas and to Mrs Ward and Billie for the work you have done. The new orchard and raised...
  13. First snowfall for a while

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    Having been here for nearly two years this is the first time that I have seen the snow fall on the school grounds. It was beautiful sight and certainly looked picture perfect. A very big thank you to the staff, and the parents who contacted the school or were happy...