Manurewa Central School


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

By the time this newsletter reaches you Term 2 will have finished and our tamariki will have begun a well-deserved break. 

Term 2 was a time for hard work, good fun and lots of success. On your behalf I would like to thank staff for their continued efforts to ensure our students receive the best we can offer them.

I also congratulate our children who have worked hard and contributed to our school in many ways.

Highlights for Term 2 for me include; junior school folk dancing, Reading Together workshops, the sporting successes of our senior students, and the many individual pieces of work I have had the pleasure of discussing with children.


This term we will be conducting our fundraiser in the form of a General-Knowledge-a-thon – more details to follow.

Student reports will come home on Friday 26 July.

Class teachers have put a great deal of thought into these reports which will give you your child’s current achievement and effort levels.

There will be an opportunity for you to attend parent/teacher interviews on Thursday 8 August to discuss your child’s progress.

In week 5, four separate parent focus group meetings will be held to gather community views about the educational aspirations for our children.

Your opinions will support the school to provide relevant, authentic learning opportunities linked to our school’s vision and values.

A Community Consultation survey will also be sent home before the end of Term 3.


The school is currently involved in an exciting design process with The Ministry of Education to replace 18 classrooms.

Many of our existing school buildings have reached the end of their lives, and short term repairs are no longer an option.

The new classrooms will be purpose built learning spaces that reflect the shifts that education is making around the world. This change to our school is an exciting challenge and opportunity.

The staff are currently working hard to ensure these changes do not impact on the quality of education and mana provided at Manurewa Central School.

We will continue to communicate progress as the process develops.   


The carpark behind the laundromat directly opposite our school is privately owned and parents are encouraged to park in alternate areas as permit holders require access to their vehicles.


In the coming weeks Auckland Council will be starting work along the Great South Road directly adjacent to the school boundary.

This will impact on the pathway and some disruption to foot traffic at the end of the school day.

We ask that you are mindful of all pedestrians during this time and use the crossing to avoid undue pressure on the temporary pathway.

Thank you

Michelle Dibben

Multicultural Community
We are proud to be a multicultural school with community members from across the world.

Congratulations to Avisa and Arosha for gaining NZ citizenship.

They are now very proud kiwis!

Sharing with our school
Do you have a passion, or a collection of interesting objects which would create wonder and promote discussion amongst our children that you are happy to share?

Please speak to your child's teacher to arrange a time to come in and share.


Mana Kids nurse: Mrs Kolianita Vatuvei

Kolianita will be available at school every Tuesday 11am-1pm to advise and support you with any health concerns regarding your child and whanau including providing headlice treatments.

She is available for hearing and vision checks and will throat swab for infection at your request.

Please feel free to contact Kolianita at school at this time.

Lost Property

We have an enormous collection of clothing items misplaced by students, most items are unnamed.

Please be sure to check it on sunny days outside the staffroom area where it will be laid out.

We would like to send it all back home!

Thank you for your help with this.

Next newsletter - Term 3 2019