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Welcome to Birkenhead Primary School, Te Kura Matarae o Onewa, which sits in the heart of Birkenhead's Highbury Village. Our school's vision is to "grow active learners who make a positive difference". We provide a great learning environment, with wonderful teachers, and a range of opportunities for children to participate, to contribute, to take responsibility and to challenge themselves. We offer a full curriculum, with strong tuition in numeracy and literacy, an Inquiry approach in Social Science and Science, and opportunities in physical activity and the Arts. ​

Growing active learners who make a positive difference

Building connections.
Mahi Tahi.
Persevering to be the best we can be. Kia Manawanui, Kia Manawaroa.
Showing respect in all we do. Manaakitanga.


Our brand identity

After much community research and design mahi, we have created an exciting logo and visual identity for the school, reflecting our kaupapa, values and what the school stands for today.  


New Entrants

We know starting school is a big step for your child and we want to make sure your family is well prepared for this important milestone.  We have compiled a full list of frequently-asked questions which should help. Read more here....


Our People

We have an extensive team of talented and experienced teachers.

Latest ERO Report

"Children are achieving excellent educational outcomes. School performance has been sustained over time through well-focused, embedded processes and practices. This school is successfully addressing in-school disparity in educational outcomes."

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