Kia ora!
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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 










  • September 22 Well done Whanake team - thank you teachers, teacher aides, children, and parents for a colourful and active ‘Tiki Tour’ around the world. Special thanks to Mrs Teague and Mrs Anderson ...
    Posted by Alison Bray
  • September 15 Mihi pumahana ki te whanau o te kura Matarae o Onewa Things are getting extremely busy as we approach the end of term. Year Sixes are getting really excited about ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2017, 11:33 PM by Alison Bray
  • September 8 Malo lelei katoa!   Many thanks to Vaisioa and Mrs Vai, to Sharon Hansen (Eddie’s mum), and to Frazer Mataitonga for coming in this morning to share some Tongan language ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2017, 6:13 PM by Alison Bray
  • September 1 Malo e lelei!! Mou fefe hake? This week is Tongan Language Week. On Friday of this week, we have some of our Tongan parents and family coming in to teach ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2017, 3:51 AM by Alison Bray
  • August 25 Daffodil Day - well done everyone for showing your support for Daffodil Day on a beautiful morning. Special thanks to Pikiake children and staff. Your hats looked better than ever and ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2017, 10:53 PM by Alison Bray
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