Finlayson Park School

85 John Walker Drive, Manurewa, Auckland | Ph : 09 266 5558

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17 January 2022

Hi All —There seems lots of confusion on vaccinations. Students can come to school if they are vaxed or NOT vaxed. My news post was information if you wanted it.  If you want your child vaccinated do it !! BUT THIS IS A PARENT’S  DECISION FOR LEVELS OF SAFETY . 

Children only get vaxed if you( parents)  take them to be done. Nothing to do with school health nurse doing it.

S.Maihi ( Principal) 


17 January 2022

Dear Parents/ Caregivers—HAPPY NEW YEAR.

As you know children aged 5-11 can now be vaccinated from Monday 17th Jan. 

You can take your children to any Vaccination Centre —walk ins. IF YOU ARE UNSURE TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. The sooner your children have their 1st vaccination then they can have 2nd vaccination, 3 weeks later. This brings them up to week 3 of our school Term. 

Term 1 opens Tuesday 1st Feb. 8.40am. 

Enrolments from 26 Jan  at school Office.

Enjoy rest of holidays.

S.Maihi ( Principal)

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Namaste, Mauri

We are a large multicultural Primary School situated in Manurewa, a southern suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.

We provide educational programmes in several different languages. Our school’s Philosophy is under-pinned by the strong belief in nurturing a student’s first language as a "bridge” to quick and effective learning of the second language {English}. This then enables students to reach their fullest potential in learning more quickly.

Our school is well known for its successes for students who are learning in two languages and a wide variety of educators visit our school from New Zealand and other Countries. They come to view our bilingual practices, engage with our teachers for proven teaching methods and to experience our school’s assessment tools for 1st Language learning.

Thank you for visiting our school’s website.  We hope you enjoy the journey through our site. To find more information click on the tabs down the left hand side of the Homepage. Existing parents can view their child’s work, progress and future goals by clicking on the ePortfolio tab.   


Ngā Hau e Whā 
18 classes for Year 1 -8 in English medium (Including Mandarin/Maori Languages)
Te Huringa Rumaki Reo
5 classes for Year 1-8 in total immersion Maori
Te Roopu Reo Rua
9 classes for Year 1-8 (Māori Bilingual)
O Le Taiala
9 Classes for Year 1-8 (Samoan Bilingual)
Sia Mo’ui
5 classes for Year 1-8 (Tongan Bilingual)
1 class for Years 1-6  ( Kiribati Bilingual)

Finlayson Park School aims to provide all "wrap around” services to support our students and their families.  We are the HUB of our community.  Use the tabs to find out more.

(Mrs) Shirley Maihi    QSM