Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome!  Starting school is an exciting time and an important milestone in your child’s life and maybe also your life – particularly if this is your first child to come to school.

The staff at Māngere East Primary School welcome you and your whānau We look forward to working with you and your tamariki to make the transition from preschool or a different school to our school a positive experience.  

At Māngere East Primary School we have an open door policy and see communication between home and school as a very important part of your child’s learning.  If you have any questions, please come and see us so we can discuss these. 

The key people you will be in contact with initially are:

If your child is starting in one of our Bilingual Programmes, the you will meet with one of the leaders below.

If this is your first child at school often it is new for you as a parent as well as so much has changed perhaps since you were last a student. Some children are comfortable and gain confidence quickly while it is natural for some to take a little longer to settle into school life. 

We recognise that children bring many different skills and experiences to school with them so along with the literacy and numeracy skills that are focused on in the first year, we encourage the children to begin to develop the key competencies through our school programmes. These are the skills identified in the New Zealand Curriculum that they will need to be successful life-long learners. Thinking, Relating to Others, Using Language, Symbols, and Texts, Managing self, Participating and Contributing.

You can view the Ministry of Education site here to confirm that you are IN ZONE for our school.  


Consultation Doc


Samoan Bilingual Unit Enrolment


Te Poho o Rawhiti Enrolment

When you have completed this enrolment Form, please bring it in with the following:

*    The Enrolment Form signed

*    Childs Birth Certificate

*    Childs Immunisation Record

*    Information on any relevant Health concerns


If you have any queries or would like some guidance while completing this form, please just ask at the Office.