School fun run

Principal's News

Kia ora, Malo e le lei, Talofa, Ni hao, Namaste, Bula, Kia orana, Mauri, Greetings.

The final term is well underway and the next eight weeks will be very busy for everyone at school.

However it is also a very exciting time with many fun activities planned.

Parents, caregivers and whanau are invited to many of these events and the dates are listed below.

Please put the relevant dates in your calendar and attend if you are able. We would love to see you.


I am delighted and excited to inform you that we have organised a whole school outing to see the Royal New Zealand Ballet perform the "Nutcracker" at the Aotea Centre.

This ballet is written and performed for children and thanks to generous sponsorship from the Royal Ballet Company and a supportive Trust, this will be totally free to all our students and staff.

As part of the sponsorship the Ballet Company is providing a professional dancer to work with our classes for a week before hand.

Teachers are also preparing children with the Nutcracker story and music.

If you want to follow this up at home, the dances are available on You Tube.

The date is Friday 7 December when all 650 of us leave school for a big day out!


This week 5 interactive screens were placed in junior classrooms and a smart TV in Room 10.

This means all junior classrooms have had smart boards replaced by interactive screens.

This term students in Rooms 20 and 21 have moved back into refurbished rooms that look stunning.

On your behalf I thank our Board of Trustees for their continual commitment to improving resources for children.


I have recently reviewed the Ministry of Education figures for our school attendance.

The attendance figures for Manurewa Central School are good compared to the rest of New Zealand, however overall the figures are very bad indeed.

I must stress again the importance of regularity and consistence of attendance.

If your child is missing school or regularly late, they are slipping behind.

All day, every day at school is much more important than some people seem to think.

Please consider this for your children’s sake.

Thank you.
Laurie Thew

Next newsletter - 16 November 2018