Finlayson Park School

Friday 6 November 2020

Morena Parents, todays Fun Sports day is cancelled due to the weather.

-- Mrs Maihi


Monday 5 October 2020

Hello Parents. 

We will be at ALERT LEVEL 1 when school starts on Monday 12 Oct .

So all students need to be back for learning. The following things must be done -----

 Parents—USE THE TRACING APP-- QR CODE(on your phone) or sign in at the office before you go past the office area .

Parents /Students ---sanitise at gate on entry. Stay home if sick but let office know.

Covid19 could still come back so we must be careful.

We need to change our thinking and keep good hygiene practices going so we do not get infected.

CLASSROOMS—sanitise on entry, table-tops disinfected regularly, visitors must sign at office,eat lunch at tables or on decks, shoes off in class, cough into elbow, Keep safe. 

See you all after the holidays for a HAPPY Term 4 ---

---Mrs Maihi (Principal).


Monday 31 August 2020

Hello Parents – School is open.

 Children are returning to school. We have very strict sanitising in place. 

  • Hands and surfaces sanitised regularly.
  • No adults in school grounds.
  • Visitors to school office to sign in or use QR tracking code.

**All of us and community needs to be careful, but our government says schools are safe places.


 Mrs Maihi - Principal


Friday 28 August 2020
Kia ora koutou ,Talofa lava, Malo e lelei.

We are all  looking forward to welcoming all of our students and staff back at school on Monday following the return to Alert Level 2. Our health and safety plan is in place as it has been under every alert level, and you can be assured we’ll continue doing everything we can to keep children safe.

At home, please continue with good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing when out and about and keeping your child home if they are sick.. Let the school know please.

Face coverings are another way we can help keep ourselves and others safe. The Prime Minister has announced that face coverings will be required on public transport from next Monday, at Alert Level 2 and above.

This does not apply to any child who is under 12 years of age and does not apply to school transport.

Public Health officials have advised that children under the age of 6 should not wear face coverings. 

Children and young people do not need to wear face coverings at school. Other public health control measures are in place including children and staff staying home if they are sick, contact tracing, and hygiene requirements.

Your child doesn’t need to wear a face covering but  if they want to, that’s fine.

Bring a bottle for their own drink of water. We are not using our Fountains.

We’re continuing contact tracing by having QR code posters at our entrances, so please check in every time you come onsite. 

See you  all on Monday!

Ngā mihi

Shirley Maihi QSM - Principal

News Update 25 August

Kia ora koutou,
It was a big relief to hear we are moving back to Alert Level 2 at the beginning of next week. We look forward to welcoming all our students and staff back onsite at that time!

Thank you once more to our parents and caregivers for the support and resilience you have shown through Alert Level 3. 

-Mrs Maihi 25/08/2020 



Hard packs for home learning are available to pick up from school this week. Your child’s teacher will contact you for times to collect. Please follow the signs as you enter the main gate by office . Packs will be issued from the hall. 

Please stay in your car till it is your turn to enter the issue area. - Mrs Maihi 24/08/2020


"Home Learning“— We have 12 more days to work at home. Level 3 till Wednesday 26th August. 

Your child’s teacher will put a sheet of work in their Team’s Page on this website. Click on it to find their class work.

On Thursday 20th August, another sheet will be posted. 

Year 5-8’s will work on their Google classroom work if they have a computer at home. - MRS MAIHI 14/08/2020


School is closed for rest of week and please keep reading updates from Monday . 

Auckland is at Level 3 again so please keep your children at home unless you are an essential worker. 

— Mrs Maihi 12/08/2020

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

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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