Reminder School Cross Country / Fun Run Tuesday 10th March
Term Dates 2020
Term 1: Mon 3rd Feb – Thu 9th Apr
Term 2: Tue 28th Apr – Fri 3rd Jul
Term 3: Mon 20th Jul – Fri 25th Sep
Term 4: Mon 12th Oct – Tue 15th Dec
WELCOME TO MANUREWA WEST
Kia Ora Koutou. Welcome to Manurewa West Primary School 2020. A very special welcome to all new families who are joining our school whanau this year. I hope you had a wonderful summer and you are recharged and ready to for an exciting school year ahead. I wish you a happy and successful learning partnership with Manurewa West Primary School.
Each year brings positive change. 2020 marks a significant milestone for MWPS with the completion of the new 12 classroom, modern learning block which will be occupied by the Year 3 to Year 6 classes. I am delighted by the amazing design of the learning spaces which provides the very best environment for our tamariki to learn in. The new additions to our staff have added a solid skill set and high capability to our Senior Leadership Team and across the teaching teams. The temporary classrooms have been removed, this will enable the redesign of the school field by the Eden Park Grounds Team. During the course of the year the school playgrounds will be redesigned for the Juniors’ and Middle School and a new obstacle course built for the Seniors’.
I usually have a key focus for the year which I present to staff and the Board at the start of each year. The focus this year is “Bold Moves” which challenges us to reflect on our practice and programs which are no longer relevant; to keep what’s still good after all these years and to innovate and embrace what’s proven and current. Innovation in Education provides MWPS the opportunity to continue to evolve and develop educational programs to ensure we remain relevant and sought after as a school for students, families/whanau and staff.
I am incredibly privileged to be principal of this amazing school, working alongside energetic and inspiring students, staff and families/whanau. It gives me the greatest joy to see our students grow and develop socially and academically. As a school we strive to inspire our students, staff and whanau to be the best they can be, to provide a nurturing and caring teaching environment for all.
Dream, Believe, Fly.
Best Wishes for 2020
Two chief’s sons competed with each other on who had the best kite. The winner was able to settle in the location now known as Manurewa.
The birds are symbolic of kites, as well as the breeding sanctuary of the Manukau Harbour and the migration journeys many of our bird species take.
The sea represents Manurewa’s closeness to the Manukau Harbour, being on the West Coast of Auckland.
The spouting water symbolises in its koru form, the connection we have with our Maori Culture, growing multi-cultures and the pride we have in our identity.
The sun represents light and energy, therefore brightness and warmth. The horizon of the sea is symbolic of the future.