Manurewa Central School



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Principal's Message

Nau mai haere mai,

Manurewa Central School prides itself on being an inclusive community who work collaboratively to provide the best possible learning outcomes for our children.

Our focus on equity and excellence ensures we recognize diversity as a strength, and this is reflected in our school vision and values statements, and most recently in the development of our learner profile - He Manu Rewa.

Children at Manurewa Central School experience a safe and caring learning environment. Indeed, our nurturing school culture is built on firm foundations that have evolved over time.

The tradition of high expectations in all aspects of school life is visible throughout the curriculum and through the extra-curricular activities we offer.

Sporting and cultural activities are given high profile and offer children a way to connect with their peers outside of the classroom.

We provide high quality resources to support learning throughout the school day. Active engagement is encouraged at all times.

This is most evident in our provision of play-time activities where the playground is flooded with equipment - from balls, hoops and skipping ropes to scooters, balance bikes and skateboards!

Despite the building work, we continue to find solutions to the challenges our constantly changing playground environment brings.

We are fortunate to have positive, strong home/school partnerships and actively promote whanau engagement in learning programmes.

Our board of trustees provide valuable resources to ensure we provide a rich and balanced curriculum. For instance, children have access to a variety of digital devices, and maintains the school swimming pool for use 2 terms of the year.

Community involvement also extends beyond the school gates, and we actively seek opportunities to enhance children’s life experiences.

I feel privileged to be leading Manurewa Central School alongside such a dedicated and committed teaching team.

I would like to wish all our families well for 2021 as we embark on the learning journey together.

Michelle Dibben

Principal
Manurewa Central School



  • Strategic Goals 2021

    Goal 1: Student learning and engagement

    •   To review our local curriculum
    •   To develop children's ownership of learning
    •   To upskill teachers in collaborative practices

    Goal 2: Partnerships

    •   To support parents to participate in their child's learning and goal setting

    Goal 3: Identity, Language and Culture

    •   To develop children's social and emotional competencies
    •   To review the school's Te Tiriti O Waitangi practice
    •   To review special needs provision