Finlayson Park School

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

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Kia ora o Nga Whanau

Greetings all as we move to Alert Level 3.  

Our school will be CLOSED and will only be open to 
students of WORKING WHANAU who DO NOT have 
child minding at home.  It is safer to keep your bubble 
closed until we move to Level 2, if you can.

If you need to send your child to school from 
Wednesday, 22nd September, we will be open
8.15am – 3.00pm.  

Please drop off and pick up your children daily.

There will be NO “Out of School Care”.  
We will have FREE lunch, but send your child with 
playtime food and bottle of water please.

Take Care, Nga Mihi

Mrs Shirley Maihi



 Finlayson Park School whanau are encouraged to take up the opportunity this week.  Read below newsletter from 
Principal Mrs Maihi for details of the 
Manurewa Community Vaccine Bus schedule.

Vaccine Bus ltr to FPS community 20.09.21.pdf



COVID UPDATE for Finlayson Park School.

If you have been contacted by Ministry of Health today 2nd September 2021, this was an error. 
The Ministry apologises for this administration error.

If your family has symptoms, of course you should go for a test. But our school case is now closed, as it is well over 14 days and the Health Ministry is not concerned for our school students or staff.

Mrs Maihi.

COVID update
Hi All. There has been a positive case of COVID within a family from our school. The Health Ministry says this is not a serious situation, as the student was not infectious at school (Class W1), however we will NOT be issuing hardpacks till further notice. More info soon. Stay safe. Mrs Maihi

Click the link below to view letter from 
Auckland Regional Health: 

COVID letter to Parents at Finlayson Park School 31.08.21 FINAL.pdf


Kia Ora koutou Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Mauri
Hope you are all okay. As we are now in week 2 of lockdown I want to assure you that we realise how tough this is for you all at home. Don’t stress if your child does not want to do any learning activities when you want them to. Their teacher will be contacting them and will enthuse them to do some. TV educational programmes are available, click 
here to find out more. Our school website has a “Learning Onlinebutton to find more activities. The "Teamsbutton also has class activities. 
Ministry of Education hard packs will be available (maybe Monday) for some levels, and the teacher will be contacting you soon to organise these, if you need one.   
If you do not get a contact by Saturday afternoon, please ring the school number 09 2665558.  Leave your child’s name and class number And your phone number and we will get this sorted for you. Stay safe. 
Mrs Maihi (Principal)

18/08/2021 Dear Parents     
We are now in Lockdown at Alert Level 4.  Our School is closed for 7 days at least.  Please keep listening to the NEWS for updates.  Also check the school website and facebook page.
Our teachers have set work for your children and will be contacting them and you shortly.
Text me on 027 695 0909 if you need more information or contact with your child's teacher.  Stay Safe.

Mrs Maihi (Principal)

17/08/2021 Dear Parents     
As you may know Auckland is in lockdown Level 4 . This means school is closed tomorrow 18th Aug. For the next 7 days. Keep listening to news for updates. 
Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you about school work. Please ensure your contact email or phone number is updated with school office. You can leave me a message or text your child’s teacher.  Be safe.

Mrs 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