Kia ora!
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It will take us a little time to get it all set up, so if there is any information you need, but cannot find, please contact us. 

Welcome to Birkenhead Primary School, Te Kura Matarae o Onewa, which sits in the heart of Birkenhead's Highbury Village. Our school encourages our wonderful children to reach for their personal best in all respects - to 'reach their heights, and to look to their horizons'. We provide a great learning environment, with wonderful teachers, and a range of opportunities for children to participate, to contribute, to take responsibility and to challenge themselves. We offer a full curriculum, with strong tuition in numeracy and literacy, an Inquiry approach in Social Science and Science, and opportunities in physical activity and the Arts. 

Latest ERO Report


We have been given a 4-5 year review cycle.  The 4-5 year return category describes schools who can consistently demonstrate sustained student engagment, progress and achievement. 

Over the past 4 years, ERO has conducted over 3,000 primary and secondary school evaluations, 10-15% of which resulted in a 4-5 year return cycle.


Term dates 2017:
  •  Term One - 1 February to 13 April
  •  Term Two - 1 May to 7 July
  •  Term Three - 24 July to 29 September
  •  Term Four - 16 October to  15 December 










  • August 18 Today is Ms Couldry’s last day for a while as she is going on maternity leave.  We wish her the very best and look forward to seeing her back ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 12:45 PM by Alison Bray
  • August 11 Mrs Lapuste is back at work after visiting family and friends in Romania. She reports that the temperatures were 49 degrees some days where she was staying, and 50 degrees ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2017, 6:31 PM by Alison Bray
  • August 4 Book week  -   Thank you so much for supporting our book week so generously. The commission we get on the book sales will enable us to buy approximately $2,500 worth ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2017, 11:52 PM by Alison Bray
  • July 28 Tena koutou katoa. Kei te pehea koutou? Fantastic children! I have visited a number of Panuku rooms this week and have seen children delivering some amazing speeches, writing some fantastic ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2017, 3:27 AM by Alison Bray
  • July 7 Dear Parents    It has been a really busy term. I am sure that children, teachers, and parents are looking forward to a break, with some time to ‘re-charge ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2017, 5:55 PM by Alison Bray
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