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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


Message from Ron Baptist, Principal Piopio Primary

Kia ora koutou.
It is a real pleasure and I am excited to be the new principal of this wonderful school. As we move towards the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, I feel so fortunate to be part of this community of students, parents, teachers, support and admin staff, all of whom are united in the desire to provide the very best environment for each individual child.

I would like to say "thank you" for all the kind words and best wishes that have come my way in my first week. It has meant a lot to me. I’d also like to thank all those involved, and who attended my Powhiri on Monday morning where I was made to feel very welcome.I have been busy getting to know the students, the staff and school systems over the last few days. The students are very friendly and have been happily introducing themselves either in their classrooms or out in the playground.

The students are quickly settling back into their learning and are excited about their upcoming Calf Club on Friday. The school is a hive of activity in preparation of this day. I’d personally like to thank all those involved behind the scenes to ensure a successful day.

Ngā mihi,
Ron Baptist