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.

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!

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 by the time they reach the senior school one-to-one chrome books are available. 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 2019 as we embark on the learning journey together.

Michelle Dibben

Manurewa Central School

  • Term 3 Strategic Goals:

    •   To promote home/school partnerships
    •   To continue to develop our collaborative teaching practices

  • Staff Meetings:

    •   Digital Technology
    •   Student learner attitudes
    •   Understanding behaviour and responding safely
    •   Priority learners