Manurewa West Primary School - Wisdom Through Understanding


We welcome you and your child to Manurewa West Primary School.

It is our goal to provide a well-balanced education for all children, where they feel happy and secure in a warm, caring environment.  We aim to give our new entrants the best start possible in their school life.

To help prepare your child for school, we have a pre-school morning, every Thursday (9:00 am – 11:30 am).  Children can start to participate in this 1-month before their fifth birthday.  We provide this opportunity so your child can meet their Teacher and the children who will be in their class when they start school.  It also helps children to get to know some of our class routines and provides a little insight into the class programme.  Please provide a small fruit snack and morning tea, as your child will be here during playtime (11:00 am – 11:30 am).  We also encourage you to pre-enrol your child at this time, so everything is in place for that special first day.  If you have any questions, please feel free to approach our Principal, Mr David Wallis or Assistant Principal, Mrs Lorraine Morrison and we will be only to happy to assist you.  We look forward to a long association with you in the future.


Lorraine Morrison
Following are forms for enrolment:
Cyber Safety 
Student Form
Getting To Know My Child
General Permissions

Some Helpful Tips:

Often children have difficulty opening chip packets – Putting a little tear in the packet will allow them easy access at playtime

Removing the plastic safety seal from under the lid of Sippy-Bottles will ensure your child is able to have their drink

If your child wears a belt to school, making sure they know how to unbuckle it may save toileting accidents

Making sure your child knows what food to eat at playtime and what to leave for lunch will stop them from eating everything at once and getting hungry

When teaching your child to write their name use only little (lower case) letters as this will help them later when learning where Capitals should go

Naming your child's clothing will lessen the chance of loss

We encourage the use of a bottle of water for your child to drink during class time and a sunhat for your child to wear during breaks

Does your child know how to tie their shoes/to put on or take off a jersey?


Taking Enrolments across All Year Levels - No Zone

How to enrol at Manurewa West Primary School

Collect an Enrolment Pack or contact us to arrange to have one sent to you

Bring the completed Enrolment Form and attached paperwork into the school office with a copy of your child's birth certificate or passport

Arrange a pre-school visit (for your 4-year old) by contacting us at least 1-month prior to your child turning 5

If your child has attended another school, we would appreciate a copy of their most recent School Report

Are you a pre-school centre wanting a visit from Manurewa West Primary School please contact the office and speak with the Assistant Principal.

Please contact us to arrange a pre-school visit for your 4 year old.