Manurewa Central School


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

We are already half way through Term 1 and a great deal has been achieved already.

Your children are enjoying their swimming programme and I thank our property manager, Don Cheal, for ensuring our pool water remains crystal clear.

Camp was a huge success and our oldest students returned tired but eager to challenge themselves, both in and outside of the classroom.

We would like to say a big thank you to our camp parent helpers. Without you, we could not offer our students this fantastic opportunity.

There will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s learning at our planned Parent Teacher Interview Evening on Thursday 14 March from 3:30pm.

Please ensure you make a time to meet with your child’s teacher who will be able to discuss early assessment results and goal setting for the coming term.

Teachers will also offer ways that you can help your child at home.


You will have received a notice explaining that teachers will be attending a union meeting the afternoon of Monday 18 March.

It would be very helpful if you could collect your child between 12 noon and 12:30pm on this day. The school gates will be open during this time.

After 12:30pm access will be through the school office.

No child is able to leave the school without parent communication.

A record will be kept in the office.


I draw your attention to the Board of Trustees’ elections to be held in June of this year.

Every three years parents, caregivers and community members are able to stand for election.

More information will be available but now is the time to think about your possible involvement.


If you haven’t done so already, I urge you to find out more about the proposed changes to our education system.

Now is the time for us all to have our say.

Please refer to the following link for ways you can get involved:


We congratulate our Year 6 students who have been selected for a range of leadership roles this year.

Librarians ICT Monitors Student Council House Captains
Jerome 4 Angelisah 4 Jessica 12 Sarah 9
Tyler 4 Vaiema 4 Jayda 12 Vijayata 9
Jackson-Lee 9 Harpreet 9 Israel 12 Rilee 4
Ayveah 10 Kenneth 9 Leyton 10 Aporosa 13
Lealofi 11 Ayman 9 Sophie 10 Kenneth 9
Ashlynn 11 Leyton 10 Sophia 9 Rosa 4
Amber 12 Tea 10 Preceyis 12 Mathew 13
Jessica 12 Sophie 10 Tea 10 Louisa-Bella 4
Mena 13 Vivan 11 Renee 12
Elle 13 Anshika 13 Caydn 11

As you will now be aware, we have closed the school’s side gate at 3pm to encourage families to use the Cenotaph Gate and the crossing to access Hill Road.

Thank you to all those parents and caregivers who have embraced this change and support us in ensuring our children stay safe by the road.

Thank you

Michelle Dibben


Mana Kids nurse: Mrs Mele Simanu

Mele will be available at school every Tuesday 11am-1pm to advise and support you with any health concerns regarding your child and family.

In addition to hearing and vision screening, throat swabbing for rheumatic fever (when and if necessary).

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

Next newsletter - April 2019