Finlayson Park School

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

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Hello Parents / Caregivers. 

As Auckland is at Alert Level 3 again for the next 7 days.  Govt have asked for children  to stay at home. Essential workers’ children can come to school,  but it is safer to keep all family at home in their own bubble. Let me know on Monday if you are an essential worker. 09 2665558. 

Teachers will give all students learning tasks for home . They will text or email parents to inform them of this work for your child. If you do not get contacted— please text me your name and number or email address and I will contact your child’s teacher to sort.( Principal  0274368029.) School will open again for all students when we move to Alert Level 2. 

Take care and stay safe. 

Shirley Maihi



Hello Parents / Caregivers. 

Finlayson Park is open for all students TOMORROW . See then all here by 8.30am . Remember all have FREE lunches daily. Just send your child to school so we can get on with their learning programme. We are sanitising at gates and classrooms and no visitors in the playground areas. 

NGA mihi. Shirley Maihi. Principal



 Dear Parents— As Government has announced that we will be at Alert Level 3 from Tonight (Sunday) school will be closed till Thursday at 8.40am .  If parents are workers from essential services we will have a few teachers at school for your children in a small bubble daily. 

Please keep watching the news. 

Your child’s teacher will make contact with you by group text to inform you of learning activities. 

Nga mihi— Shirley 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