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Cosgrove School is a Year 1 – 6 primary school in Papakura, serving a multicultural South Auckland community.  The school first opened in 1959, and has established a strong reputation in our community for being an excellent place for our tamariki to learn and grow into confident, motivated citizens who respect themselves, each other and their environment.

Cosgrove School has modern classrooms, with many built or refurbished into the Innovative Learning Environment style with open spaces where two teachers work with their combined class.  Students have access to considerable IT resources with sets of chromebooks and tablets available for their use.  We operate two syndicates, Junior: NE - Y3 and Senior: Y4 -Y6, each with wonderfully experienced senior leaders and a team of talented, enthusiastic and motivated teachers.  We also support our teaching with a large number of teacher aids, who assist in classroom programmes or work independently with a group or individual students.  We are very fortunate to have extensive grounds, three separate playgrounds, a solar heated swimming pool and a well-resourced library. 

At Cosgrove School, we believe strongly that education is a partnership between the school and the Whanau, and we seek opportunities for families to be involved in their child’s learning.  

We are very proud of our school and the educational opportunities that we offer our students. 

School Hours

Our school day is as follows:

  • 8.30am         Children may enter the school grounds
  • 8.55am         line up for class
  • 10.55am        Lunch
  • 11.40am         Classes resume
  • 1.25pm          Afternoon Tea
  • 1.50pm          Classes resume
  • 3.00pm         School day ends

There are no shortened school days for wet weather.

The school cannot take any responsibility for children who arrive before 8.30am. Any children arriving before 8.30am must assemble and wait quietly on the court area behind the hall or in front of the hall until the 8.30am bell.  If it is wet, they may wait under the adjacent covered areas.

School Office

The school office is staffed between 8.30am and 3.30pm each day.  Our answer phone operates outside these hours.

School Hours

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Upcoming Events in June

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24 Jun 2024

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North Counties Rippa rugby

25 Jun 2024

Latest Notices

12 Jun 2024



On Friday 14 June we are having a Crazy hair day for the whole school.

This is a reward to all the children for filling up our school token box with tokens for being and showing the 6 Kinds.

Acceptable hair products include:  gel, wax, coloured hair spray, clips, ties, ribbons & wigs.

Children are not permitted to come to school with permanent or semi permanent colours or streaks in their hair.

There is NO cost, and children are still required to come to school in full uniform.



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30 May 2024


There is a teacher only day on TUESDAY 4TH JUNE

Please make sure you keep your children home on this day as there will not be anyone available to watch them.



Thank you!
30 May 2024


A big thank you to all the parents that have come in this week to do Samoan cooking, teaching a song or dance or other cultural activities with our students.

If you haven't made it in yet, you are more than welcome to come in today or tomorrow.  

Please also join us for our very special Samoan Language assembly tomorrow at 9:15.

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