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

Secretary Appointment

Birkdale North Board of Trustees are looking for a new Secretary to provide administrative assistance for the Board of Trustees. If this sounds like something that you would be interested check out the job description below. Secretary to the Board of Trustees Birkdale North School Position description: To provide administrative assistance for the Board of Trustees Responsible to: Board Chair […]

Principal Appointment

Full time, Permanent Primary (Years 1–6) / U4 We are a small, vibrant and diverse public primary school in the suburb of Birkdale on the North Shore of Auckland, located just a few minutes from the Harbour Bridge.  As well as several mainstream classrooms, we have a 3-class bilingual French and English unit l’Étoile du Nord, and a Te Reo Māori [...]

Newsletter 7 June 2018

Kia ora koutou Whanau!   Healthy Environments One of our schoolwide goals is to work collaboratively with our whole school community. School consultation is one way but there are other ways we can work together and get to know each other better. For the last two weeks the PB4L focus has been Respect for the Environment. We are active- ly [...]