Welcome to MWPS Classes open each day at 8:30am School starts at 8:50am
Term Dates 2024
Term 1: Wed 31 Jan – Fri 12 Apr
Term 2: Mon 29 Apr – Fri 5 Jul
Term 3: Mon 22 Jul – Fri 27 Sep
Term 4: Mon 14 Oct – Tue 17 Dec
WELCOME TO MANUREWA WEST
Kia ora koutou e te whanau
Nau mai, haere mai, a warm welcome to the start of another promising school year! It is with great enthusiasm that I address you as we embark on this journey together for the 2024 academic year.
First and foremost, our top priority is to ensure that every member of our school community feels safe, secure, and excited to be here every day. Whether you are a student, a member of staff, or a family member, your well-being and happiness are at the forefront of our efforts.
I am deeply honored and humbled to continue serving as your principal at Manurewa West Primary School. This opportunity allows us to build upon the successes of previous years and establish an even stronger foundation for learning and achievement. Together, we will create new opportunities for growth and development, ensuring that each student reaches their full potential in all areas of the school curriculum.
To achieve this, it is essential that we work collaboratively. Our success depends on the collective effort and partnership of a dedicated school team, parents/whānau and our students themselves. By providing the necessary support, assistance, and resources, together we can empower our students to excel academically and thrive in all aspects of their lives. We can only do this if your child/children attend school regularly. Whānau, attendance at school is a must!
As we look ahead to the exciting challenges and opportunities that await us, I encourage each of you to actively participate to support us in achieving our key goals to enhance student learning. Your support and involvement are invaluable.
Please remember that my door is always open, and I am here to address any questions or concerns you may have. Let us work together to make this school year one of growth, achievement, and success for all.
Ngā mihi maioha
Kia ora MWPS Whānau What a summer! Vibrant blue skies and long hot, hot days. Love a good holiday break and time to spend with friends and family. Our people and loved ones are everything. Week 1 reminders: -Lunch is provided free for your child every day. -Fruit
Once there were two Chiefs who each had a son. The sons were named Tamapahure and Tamapahore. Both Tamapahure and Tamapahore wished to build their homes near Matukutūreia. To decide who will build their home here, the sons decided to hold a competition.
The two brothers held the competition on the top of Matukuturua. Kites (Manu Aute) were used in the competition, the kite that flew the highest would win. During the competition, Tamapahore’s ascended the highest so Tamapahure caused his cord to tangle that of his brother and break it. Tamapahore’s kite drifted towards Hauraki. Which is where we get the name, Te Manurewa o Tamapahore (the drifted-away kite of Tamapahore).
The birds are symbolic of kites, as well as the breeding sanctuary of the Manukau Harbour and the migration journeys many of our bird species take.
The sea represents Manurewa’s closeness to the Manukau Harbour, being on the West Coast of Auckland.
The spouting water symbolises in its koru form, the connection we have with our Maori Culture, growing multi-cultures and the pride we have in our identity.
The sun represents light and energy, therefore brightness and warmth. The horizon of the sea is symbolic of the future.