Papakura Normal Primary School - Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It

To inspire and enable young people to progress toward
their future equipped to meet the challenges ahead.
To develop thoughtful, sensitive and responsible citizens
who care for others and their environment.
Our Values:
Respect, Excellence, Commitment, Perseverance
Our Values:
Curiosity, Co-Operation, Honesty, Tolerance

 Social Worker in Schools (SWIS)

Papakura Normal School is fortunate to have a full time (SWIS) Social Worker in Schools.  Mrs Kathy Hori began working in the school in August 2012 and currently has her office beside the back entrance into the ICT Suite.


The role of a Social Worker in Schools is to work with families and the school to achieve improved educational outcomes for students.  A positive link between home and school is critical for the educational development of all students.  There are many aspects to the role the social worker in schools and parents are more than welcome to initiate contact with Kathy. 

Some of the many things Kathy is available to assist with:-
Attendance
Bereavement
Bullying
Behavior Difficulties
Social skills
Advocacy
Referrals to outside agencies


Parents wishing to contact Kathy can do so in person, by phone (027 6522563), leaving a message for Kathy to call at the office or by email to kathyh@papnormal.school.nz