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, Anne-Marie Wrightson, 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!

Anne-Marie Wrightson


Our Values – Who we are

Ō Mātou Uaratanga –  Nos Valeurs

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

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

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

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.