Manurewa West Primary School - Wisdom Through Understanding

Welcome from the Principal


A warm welcome to you all as we embrace an exciting 2018 school year. There is no doubt Manurewa West Primary School is seen as a very popular "school of choice” for so many families wishing to enrol their child/ren at a school.

The school roll has certainly ‘exploded' from the 300's of three years back, to now be in the 500's for 2018.

Whatever the reasons for this roll surge are, we appreciate the privilege of supporting the learning of each and every one of our students.


We proudly believe we have the "Best Teachers”; success is a strong focus that we embrace with our teaching and learning applications; we combine our firm, high school standards with our safe and happy school grounds; we have a Zero tolerance to bullying; cultural diversity is widely celebrated; plus, we have a top ERO Report (current) which recognises Manurewa West Primary as a very high performing school. These are some of the ingredients that support the recipe of success at our great school.

Our school connection with our parents is an important developmental focus that we wish to grow stronger. Supporting the learning of our children with the school, the parents, and the child working together, will be the essence of a better future for them.

Time invested in our children's education today, paves the way for a better tomorrow for each, and all of them. Enjoy a great year with us, and welcome to being a learning-wise contributor to Manurewa West Primary School. 





Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Ni Hao, Fakalofa Lahi Atu



I feel privileged and honoured to be at the helm for the next two terms, of one of the finest primary schools in New Zealand.

At Manurewa West Primary School, we are proud of who we are, where we come from and of the bright future we can look forward to through our learning journey at school. It is our firm belief that every child has the potential to be successful if they attend school regularly and engage with the many and varied learning opportunities provided within and beyond the classroom. We celebrate and leverage our cultural diversity, sharing and learning from each other and build respectful partnerships with our whanau and school community through an "open door policy”.

Many exciting developments are currently happening at Manurewa West Primary School:

- Completion of the installation of the artificial turf, providing year round access to a playing surface for all our children

-  The end of August sees the completion of the refurbishment of Rooms 1-4 into modern and spacious classrooms, enhanced by the construction of landscaped gardens and an outdoor learning area

-  September sees the start of the build of a brand-new 2 storey futuristically designed 12 classroom block with flexible learning spaces

Feel free to drop in and talk to us about any concerns or queries. I look forward to seeing parents/whanau and students alike around our beautiful school.

Nga mihi nui

Kogie Naidoo

Acting Principal