Hi - I'm new to the board. My grandchildren arrived in New Zealand with their parents just an hour ago to start a new life. Sadly, I am still in Scotland but want to help them get to grips with their new life.

They intend to stay around the Papakura area - exactly where will be driven by the quality of the local schools. The kids are aged 9 and 6 - both quite bright. The eldest is a fairly sensitive lad but an exceptional young artist and a good athlete. The younger is a smart young lady into anything active - dancing, riding, athletics, etc.

Does anyone have experience of Papakura schools? Any recommendations?