Welcome to our school’s Website. Our school is situated in Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand.
We hope this will be an interesting journey, as you browse through our information pages.



                                                FINLAYSON PARK SCHOOL LATEST ERO REPORT

                                      CONTEXT FOR OUR SCHOOL- CONFIRMED REPORT 11/07/2012

The important features of this school that have an impact on student learning are:

Finlayson Park is a Year 1 to Year 8 school, in Manurewa, of nearly one thousand students. The most significant feature of the school is the way that learning programmes reflect the aspirations and values of its largely Māori and Pacific communities.

Students' home languages, cultures and identity are strongly affirmed and the school curriculum draws on contexts that are culturally relevant.

The long-serving Principal and Board of Trustees are committed to bi-lingual learning. Bilingual programmes in Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Tongan are complemented by the English mainstream and immersion Te Reo Māori and Samoan language programmes. Trustees support teachers to study second language learning and bilingualism at tertiary level to enhance their vision for high quality bilingual education.

Students are positive and co operative learners. They are respectful of their teachers and of each other's cultural backgrounds. Te Reo and Tīkanga Māori are evident in all classrooms and the value of rangimārie (caring) is promoted throughout the school. Teachers help students to understand learning processes and work closely with Parents and Whānau to support children's learning at home.

The School has a positive history of ERO reviews. Previous reports have acknowledged the extensive pastoral care and health services available to support students and their families. The school continues to provide this high quality network of services. Parents and Whānau are appreciative of the school's open door approach and its effective Adult learning programmes.

(For the full ERO report, please visit the ERO website). 



You can use the main buttons above to navigate through our  main sections of the site and when you
reach these main sections you will see the sub-section links to the left of every page!
Just click on any of these to surf our site and we hope you enjoy yourself!

We will be updating these regularly to meet the needs of our school community.

Parents, please feel free to utilise our Parent/Teacher Forum that we have set up above.
This lets you, the parent, ask questions about anything that you are not sure of, for anything to do
with the school.
Just post your question and somebody of relevance will post your answer in this section, as soon as possible!



Please take the time to look through our website. Here you will find snippets of information about all of the fabulous Teams at Finlayson Park School. 

There are some websites to the right of this page- check them out with your children, they are fantastic sites to stimulate their learning! 

Recent News & Upcoming Events are on our Newsletters page, just click on the link to the left in the sub-categories section. 

Thank you for your interest- Ngā mihi nui, Faafetai lava   


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