Welcome to St Heliers School

DSC 0052St Heliers is a school that strives for excellence. Our aim is to guide and nurture each student to reach their potential in all areas of school life. Integral to achieving this aim is having a close partnership between home and school.

Being a full primary (Years 1 to 8) we are in a unique position to see the development of the students from young bright-eyed 5 year olds to young adolescents. From the earliest stages of their schooling, students are encouraged to be independent, responsible learners.

Older students are expected to look out for younger students. At the start of the year senior classes are buddied up with a junior class to support the children in various aspects of their schooling. This also helps to create the family atmosphere we want at St Heliers.

Sean Valvoi

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Churchill Park School

Churchill Park School is a full primary school with a roll of 437 students. New Zealand European/Pākehā students make up 65 percent of the roll, and Māori students five percent. There are smaller numbers of students from many different cultural groups. There are also students from other European countries, Pacific islands, and countries throughout Asia and the Middle East.
The school promotes environmental awareness, sustainability and student citizenship. Its five strategic growth goals are Hauora (wellbeing), Ako (learning), He Tangata (people), Whanaungatanga (engagement), and Kaitiakitanga (resources).
The school’s vision is “to grow future focused global citizens, who are literate and numerate, and demonstrate the school’s learner qualities and enviroschool principles”.

Glendowie School

Glendowie School is located close to the Tamaki estuary in East Auckland. It provides education for students in Years 1 to 8. The school roll includes six percent Māori students and one percent Pacific. The school roll is approximately 600 students 

The school is guided by its vision ‘I care’, which prioritises the provision of high quality teaching and learning programmes. The school’s expectations are that students will become confident, compassionate lifelong learners, be encouraged to achieve their full potential, and actively participate in our country and as citizens of the world. The school’s values include the learner profile with its attributes of our students being internationally minded. The programme of inquiry focusses on the key elements of knowledge, skills, concepts and approaches to learning of the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (PYP). Glendowie School promotes the values of lifelong learning, excellence, community involvement, and local and global citizenship.
The school hosts a Montessori integrated unit and a satellite class from Sommerville Special School.


St Heliers School

St Heliers School  is highly effective in achieving equitable outcomes for children.

Children are achieving excellent educational outcomes. School performance has been sustained over time through well-focused, embedded processes and practices. Personal excellence, well rounded development and outstanding citizenship are identified as the school’s valued outcomes for children.

The purposeful, settled, attractive learning environments promote positive outcomes for children effectively. Children are highly engaged in, and talk knowledgeably about, their learning. They have opportunities to learn individually and in groups through a variety of formal and informal settings.

Teachers provide high quality learning opportunities for children. They actively engage children in their own learning while adhering to the school’s expectations of structure and formality. Teachers use relevant contexts to make learning meaningful for children. Classrooms are positive and children and teachers share mutual respect. Children are well supported to become independent learners.


Glendowie College

Glendowie College  

Glendowie College is an academic, caring and innovative school that is academically high achieving and offers students a wide range of opportunities in and beyond the classroom. With a growing roll, currently close to 1,300 students, the school enjoys high calibre and motivated students who are very well supported by articulate, professional and engaged parents. We run an academic curriculum and provide a range of vocational courses. We also work with tertiary providers to connect students to alternative pathways while still at school. The vast majority of students of Glendowie College students progress from school to study at university and other tertiary providers. Beyond the classroom, Glendowie College offers a huge range of opportunities for our young men and women. We have the highest sports participation rate in the Auckland region, with students participating in a wide range of sports including rowing, football, rugby, netball, basketball, hockey, and much more. We also provide opportunities in the arts (e.g. school productions) and student
leadership such as the Duke of Edinburgh programme. The college has an outstanding reputation with excellent ERO reports, and among the highest NCEA and NZ Scholarship results in the country.
We provide an extensive range of pastoral and learning support to our students through our houses, guidance counsellors, learning support coordinators, and our unique ‘wellbeing framework’.


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Our friendly office staff (pictured above) are ready to respond to all questions and issues that may arise while your child is at school. 

Teachers are available for short chats between 8:30am - 8:50am in the morning and straight after school on most days.  

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