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

All Term Dates are up!

Kia Ora, Bonjour, Talofa, Greetings, We hope you are enjoying your summer holidays! We look forward to seeing you back at school on 30 January. Here are the term dates and upcoming events for 2019: {{ vc_btn:title=FOR+ALL+UPCOMING+EVENTS&style=flat&color=primary&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fbirkdalenorth.school.nz%252Fevents%252F%7C%7C%7C }}

Newsletter 17 December 2018

Kia Ora, Bonjour, Talofa, Greetings, This is a short newsletter just to wish every one of you a very happy holiday. Last week we had the chopper bike visit us from our wonderful police. They were raising money for their charity- Blue light. They were also raising awareness of the absolute need towear a bike helmet at all times. Please be [...]

Newsletter 7 December 2018

Tena Koutou, We are getting close to the end of term and unlike lots of businesses who are winding down at this time of year this is one of the busiest times for schools! One of the most important tasks for us is organizing the new classes for the New Year. We have our staffing allowance through from the ministry [...]