Welcome to Birkdale North School!

Since 1965 Birkdale North School has been known as an integral part of children’s education. We are a vibrant and diverse primary school in the suburb of Birkdale on the North Shore of Auckland.

We offer three learning pathways; Te Reo Medium, English Medium  and French Medium. We also host two satellite classes of Wairau Valley Special School, catering for special-needs children.

Our school vision is to prepare our learners for their future and immerse them in diversity, language and culture.

We encourage, demonstrate and celebrate our school values, that supports students with strategies to develop resilience and a sense of personal and social responsibility.

Our values reflect Respect, Integrity, Perseverance and Empathy

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Our classrooms

Te Reo Māori Medium

Our bilingual Te Reo Māori and English unit, Ngā Muka, creates a great environment for your children, exposing them to Māori culture.
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English Medium

Our children, Years 0 to 6, are divided into multi-year classrooms, allowing them to progress at their own pace.
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French Medium

Children are taught the NZ school curriculum, in English on Mondays and Tuesdays and in French immersion from Wednesday to Friday.
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What makes our school great!

Life Long Learners

Learners who are innovative, inquiry focused and curious about the world around them by thinking critically, creatively & reflectively.

Caring environment

Fostering positive relationships with students and their families. Living our core values of respect, integrity, empathy and perseverance.

Passionate teachers

Our teachers are second to none in their enthusiasm, creativity, and sincere engagement with the children’s educational progress.

Great Diversity

We celebrate the diversity, strengths and unique characteristics of each child’s identity, language and culture. 

Swimming pool & large playing fields

Plenty of space to play and run around, a hall for gatherings and a swimming pool.

No Zoning

Anyone across Auckland can enrol with many of our families travelling from all corners of the city.

Latest news

Newsletter 23 November 2018

Tena Koutou, Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi Without foresight or vision the people will be lost It has been an interesting and insightful week with our visitors from ERO. I would like to thank Michelle, Robyn and Kelly for sharing their expertise and knowledge with us. We know that the report will reflect their findings and [...]

Pōwhiri for our new Principal

Please join us to welcome our new Principal Jan McDonald. We will welcome her with a pōwhiri on Tuesday 23rd of October at 11.30am in the school hall. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.  

Newsletter 28 September 2018

New Beginnings... Tena Koutou Tena Koutou Tena Koutou katoa He aha te mea nui o te ao He tangata, he tangata, he tangata What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people -Maori Proverb- It is certainly been the array of people over the years who have woven [...]