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 pa@whenuapai.school.nz 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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History of Whenuapai

It all began in 1957 when the Waitemata City Council decided to build a new school. Whenuapai School was to be located on Kennedy Road in Kumeu. The property was just about to be bought by the council when someone pointed out that the school should be situated in central Whenuapai near the Airbase. The Whenuapai Poultry Farm owned by the Andersons was sold to the council and preparations for the school began. It started with just 3 permanent classes which are now rooms 12, 13 and 14.

The founding principal of the school was Mr Mcrae, whose wife was also on the staff. They lived close by in the school house on the corner of Totara Rd. The first school committee had many battles in the first couple of years getting classrooms for the already burgeoning school, getting a pedestrian crossing outside the school and having a telephone installed.

But from small things big things grow, and a number of years on Whenuapai School has grown and blossomed on those foundations laid in 1957.

The school continues to maintain vary strong ties with the community and in particular the RNZAF and Anderson Family, both of whom have continued to be very strong and generous supporters of the Schools since inception.

​The school is committeed to serving its community.