Greetings,  Kia-Ora,  Malo e lelei,  Kia Orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu Atu, Talofa lava,  Hola.

Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena koutou katoa.

Newsletter - Week 5_T2 2023.pdf

School celebrates 100 years

On March 10, 1923 Takanini School was offically opened by the then Minister of Education, the Hon. C.J. Parr.
100 years later the current school students joined in a  small remembrance ceremony.  The Principal gave the children an overview of the school's history, Reverend Grainger gave a blessing and our oldest and youngest students cut the cake.

A formal celebration will be held later in the year.

Covid Information for whānau

Covid Information for parents

 The health sector has developed some excellent resources for parents on the KidsHealth website. Please check out the links below - 

New content is being added regularly to COVID-19 | KidsHealth NZ 

KidsHealth also covers a huge range of general child health topics that may be of interest to you too. 

Bike Track 

Our Bike Track was to be officially opened on the 27th of August. The offical opening was postponed due to lockdown, but our tamariki have been out enjoying our track - we just couldn't wait any longer! We have had two wheels days, and our students are out regularly on the track, with our Year 5 - 8 students working on getting their bike licences. We have bikes to suit all ages and abilities from balance bikes, to BMXs and mountain bikes. The track is also great for walking and running on when the field is too wet. This is just another way we can encourage our students to have a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Takanini School- Aerial Video.mp4

Junior Outdoor Learning Environment

We opened our newly refurbished Junior Play Based Learning environment in February this year. This includes an outdoor learning environment for our play based junior school classes. This project was designed by Boffa Miskell and completed with the generous support of the Hugh Green Foundation. 

Check out this video showing the opening day.

Garden to Table

At Garden to Table, children learn about the process of food from garden to table.  All of our Year 3 - 6 children get the opportunity to participate in this exciting hands on programme where they learn to grow and harvest vegetables in our school garden, and use them too cook delicious meals in the kitchen.

Find out more on our Garden to Table page.

Please let us know if your child will be away from school

You can call the office on 299-9349 directly and speak to the office staff or leave a message if calling after hours.  You can also text on 021 25 25 294

Please state your child’s first and last name, class and the reason for their absence.   

For the latest news, and to find out what we have been up to, check out our Facebook Page.

Telephone: (09) 299-9349   Email:

Address:   39 Takanini School Rd, Takanini 2112, Auckland, New Zealand.

We are proud to be a Trees for Survival School.