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


Our Values – PB4L

Whenuapai School is a PB4L School (Positive Behaviour for Learning). We teach behaviour through the use of our school values.

Whenuapai School Values

  • Respect for Self
  • Respect for Others
  • Respect for Learning
  • Respect for the Environment

Reward System

Our classroom and playground values reward system is four-tiered. Tokens are given out by any staff member to reward positive classroom or playground behaviour. Teams have their own collective rewards for class milestones.  Individually collected token rewards are:

50 tokens   – students earn a bronze values wristband

100 tokens – students earn a silver values wristband

150 tokens – students earn a gold values wristband

200 tokens – students earn a rainbow platinum ultimate wristband


What and why?

PB4L is about teaching behaviour as we teach other subjects.  We teach behaviour through the use of our school values.

“If a student does not know how to read, we teach them.

If a student does not know how to swim, we teach them.

If a student does not know how to multiply, we teach them.

If a student does not know how to behave, we…. “


Preventing and correcting misbehaviour focuses on how to help children learn to behave through teaching rather than through punishment. John Herner, National Association of State Directors of Special Education President 1998 – 1999.


By teaching and rewarding expected behaviour this assists with the prevention of inappropriate behaviour.  Students are helped to remember our behaviour expectations by targeted teaching and through our PB4L signage situated in and around the school.  

For more information visit the Ministry of Education’s PB4L web page –