Announcement : 

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau,   The Ministry of Education (MoE) is proposing the establishment of a new Year 1-8 co-educational primary school in Massey Redhills, Auckland.   A preferred site for the proposed Massey Redhills Primary School has been identified within the live zoned Redhills precinct area west of Fred Taylor Drive.  To cater for school aged population growth in the short term, the proposed new school will be temporarily located at 13 – 15 Trig Road, Whenuapai.  The proposed school would be known as Massey Redhills Primary School during its establishment.  The foundation learners and staff of the school would start at the Trig Road site and move to the permanent school site in Massey Redhills when it is built and ready for occupation.     As part of the proposal, the MoE is required to consult with the Board of any state school whose roll might be affected if the school was established.   If you have any feedback on this proposal, please email me at by Friday, 15 October 2021. Your responses will be collated and form part of our feedback provided to the MoE (please note – the deadline stated in the attached letter has now been extended).   Subject to the Minister establishing the proposed new school, the MoE are also seeking nominations for the Establishment Board of the new school. Information about the role of the Establishment Board, a nomination form and the Eligibility Attestation form are attached for anyone who is interested.    Massey – Redhills – Letter consult.docx EBOT Massey – Redhills – Info pack candidates EBOTs.docx   Ngā mihi nui,   Jo Wright Principal’s PA


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Sport 2021


Culture Day 2021


Cross Country 2021


Pink Shirt Day 2021 – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying


Wig Wednesday – 09 September 2020

Students and staff showed their support for children with cancer by ‘Getting Wiggy’ on wig Wednesday. All money rasied was donated to The Child Cancer Foundation.


Trees for Survival

On Wednesday, July 29th, another group of awesome Whenuapai students walked next door to plant native plants at the Air Force Base. This year we worked hard to plant a couple hundred Manuka, Kanuka, and other NZ natives around the new Youth Development Unit (YDU) on Base. We enjoyed a sausage sizzle and some marching lessons from the great staff there before they marched us back up the hill to school. Thank you to Gail from Trees for Survival and Mrs. Cornish for leading this again.

We have grown and planted 920 plants this year!

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Working Bee – 12th July 2020

A massive thank you to all the families and students who turned up in the school holidays for our working bee. We managed to get all the garden beds weeded and filled with new fresh soil ready for a busy planting season. Thank you to Bark and Soil Growing media for their generous donation of top quality growing soil This term our students are learning all about healthy bodies and healthy minds. We will be able to use these fresh garden beds to grow lots of healthy fruit and vegetables. You will also notice the new Fruit Forest near the hall, we have planted feijoas and citrus trees for everyone to enjoy year-round. Thank you again to our community for all your support and we look forward to another working bee in the near future!


Junior Playground Opening – 27th May 2020

There was great cause for celebration recently when the new playground was officially opened. Despite the rain, the children, teachers and special guests enjoyed the opening ceremony which included a blessing given by Kuia Awa, a performance by the school’s Kapa Haka group as well as speeches by Ivan Millan from the Board of Trustees, and Raewyn, our Principal. Although the children loved watching the construction of the playground take place, it was with great joy that they were finally able to have a play on their new playground.

Money for the playground was raised over the last 12 months through various events run by the school’s PTA, a Give-A-Little Page, through personal donations by the community and by the Waitakere Licensing Trust for their very generous Million Dollar Trust grant.  Thank you to all who gave towards this wonderful playground, it will be enjoyed for many, many years to come!

Lockdown Learning and Family Activities April/May 2020

We are so proud of our wonderful Whenuapai School community for embracing our At Home Learning while also spending quality time with their children. Here is a snapshot of what some families and children have been doing at home and at school.


Splash Day – March 2020


Great Barrier Experience – February 2020


ANZAC Day Display- Whenuapai Fletcher Living Showhome


Bike Track