Kia Ora! Welcome! Bonjour!

At Birkdale North School, the children are at the heart of all our decision-making. Our top-quality staff provide an environment where children can flourish academically, physically, artistically, socially and emotionally.

We have a collective ethos of care, fostering close, positive relationships with students and their families, living our core values of respect, integrity, perseverance and empathy. All our children enjoy these many benefits:

  • Vibrant multicultural atmosphere
  • Strong arts and sports programmes
  • The chance to participate in our kapa haka and Pasifika performance groups
  • Fantastic playground
  • Huge, grassy grounds
  • Large hall for school and community gatherings
  • Swimming pool.

 

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

We are an open, friendly school and invite you to come for a visit. Our acting principal, Daniella Latoa-Levi, will be pleased to answer your questions and show you around. Come see for yourself the school we are so proud of!

The school provides an inclusive learning environment where children engage through trusting and respectful relationships with each other and with teachers.  Student wellbeing, progress and achievement are at the centre of all school decision-making.

Excerpt from the latest Education Review Office (2014)

You want to give a great start to your children

We will help prepare them for their future!

Daniella Latoa-Levi

ACTING PRINCIPAL

Our Values – Who we are

Ō Mātou Uaratanga –  Nos Valeurs

Respect
I am respectful to myself, my whānau, my peers, my teachers and my community.

Integrity
I show integrity by trying my best in all learning I do

Perseverance
I show perseverance and resilience by never giving up and by taking risks in my learning.

Empathy
I show empathy by helping and supporting those around me.

Our Vision – Where we are going

Tō Mātou Moemoeā –  Notre Vision

We prepare our learners for their future and immerse them in diversity, language and culture.

 

Our Mission – How we operate

Tā Mātou Mīhana – Notre Mission

We provide a healthy, stimulating, forward focused learning environment, where students are curious, creative and confident, striving for excellence in their quest to learn.

Our teachers

Junior Years

Anne-Marie Wrightson

ACTING DEPUTY PRINCIPAL, READING RECOVERY & ESOL

Rooks Singh

MAINSTREAM ROOM 10 - New Entrants & Year 1

Christine Gillet-Camelbeke

ETOILE DU NORD ROOM 9 - New Entrants, years 1 & 2

Middle Years

Grace Farrant

MAINSTREAM Room 11 - years 2, 3

Carla Winfield

MAINSTREAM Room 7 - years 3, 4

Caroline Sailhan

ETOILE DU NORD ROOM 12 - years 2, 3, 4

Senior Years

Brenda Vosper

Mainstream Room 6 - years 4, 5, 6

Whaea Tui Tawhai

NGA MUKA WHANAU CLASS ROOM 5 - years 4, 5, 6

Ania Sbai

ETOILE DU NORD ROOM 8 - FRENCH years 4, 5, 6

Audrey Metcalfe

ETOILE DU NORD ROOM 8 - ENGLISH years 4, 5, 6

Our support team

Leila Vesesio

Teacher Aide

Marion Hampton

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Annette Smith

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Apa Burkhardt

PROPERTY MANAGER