School closes for term on Friday 12 April 2024 @ 3.00pm. School reopens on Monday 29 April 2024

Principal's Welcome

Kia Ora, Malo Ni, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava, Talofa, Malo e Lelei, Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Bula Vinaka, Faiakse'ea, Namaste, Ni Hao, Mauri, Xin Chao, Sa Wat Dee, Jumreap Sooa, Akwaaba, Choum reap sor, Kumusta, Vanakkan ...

Rowandale School is a Decile 1A, U7 multi-cultural school in the heart of Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand. Our school roll continues to grow and currently we have 630 students. We celebrate all cultures at our school and our Vision is “We Grow Our People - Whakatipū o matou tangata".  

Our Mission is "We grow our people through Aroha and PRIDE as we Empower, Encourage, Engage each other along our path to Personal Excellence"

Our values which form our Rowandale PRIDE - Participation, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Empathy - reflect our focus on helping students to reach their potential in their learning and within themselves.​​​​​​​

Our school acknowledges the importance of first languages and are blessed to have established in 2023 a Niuean Bilingual Unit “Matala Mai - Aoga Ha Rowandale”, and 6 enrichment classes (3 Maori and 3 Samoan).

We welcome new students and their families with open arms, please feel free to come and visit us at our school office.

Mr Karl Vasau JP


Principal's Blog

School Term Dates for 2024


                   END DATE                        

TERM 1 (11 weeks)             Wednesday 31 January 2024              Friday 12 April 2024Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday and ANZAC Day
TERM 2 (10 weeks)Monday 29 April 2024Friday 5 July 2024Kings Birthday and Matariki
TERM 3 (10 weeks)Monday 22 July 2024Friday 27 September 2024
TERM 4 (10 weeks)Monday 14 October 2024Monday 16 December 2024 Labour Day


Dear Parent and Caregivers:​​​​​​​

If you have any Health concerns for your child please contact:

Joanne Eyre on 0223021036.


Term 1 - 2024

29/4/24: School Opens: Monday 29/4/24 @ 9.00am

12/4/24: School Closes: Term End

11/4/24: Principal's Student Award: Kelly Tarlton's Trip

10/4/24: Opening of our Niue Bilingual Unit

5/4/24: School Assembly - HOSTS: Whanau Whakapono 2 (Room25,26,27)

27&28/3/24: Team Whakapono Ice Block Sale

20/3/24: 15/3/24: Fiafia Night: 5.00 - 8.00pm

15/3/24: - Bake Sale from 8.00 - 9.00am. Please bring baked goods to sell and $$$ to buy.

13/3/24: Student Leaders Project Wy Parent Meeting: 6.00 - 7.00pm

8/3/24: School Assembly - HOSTS: Whanau Tumanako 1 (Room 12 and 14)

23/2/24: School Assembly - HOSTS: Whanau Whakapono 3 (Room28,29,30)

12/02/24: Meet The Teacher Evening 3:15 - 7:00

31/01/24: School reopens @ 9:00am



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