Welcome to Rosebank School


We are a contributing primary (Year 1 to 6), decile 2, multicultural school that has approximately 450 children from over 30 different nationalities. Our vision is Dream. Believe. Succeed – Kia wawata. Kia whakapono. Kia tutuki. We give them opportunities to achieve in the classroom, on the sports field, in cultural activities and as good citizens. 

Success comes from a strong link between home and school and we work hard to maintain our strong community partnerships to make our vision a reality. Special features of Rosebank School include Samoan and Maori bilingual classes, talented and passionate teachers with super high expectations and meaningful and engaging contexts for our students so each develops a love for learning. 

I trust that this website will provide you with some valuable information about our school. If you would like to know more, you are most welcome to pop into school and have a look around. 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Staff, PTA, and students, welcome to Rosebank School!

Paul Pirihi

Rosebank School Principal


Ko Ōwairaka te maunga

Ko Whau te awa

Ko Whau te rohe

Ko Motu Manawa te motu

Ko Whau te pā tawhito

Ko Te Kawerau ā Maki te iwi

Ko Te Au o te Whenua te tangata

Ko Pātiki tuatahi te kura



Wednesday, November 4

Interschool Athletics - Olympic Park (selected children)
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Wednesday, November 11

Uniform Sales on site
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 12

National Young Leaders Day
All Day

Monday, November 23

Art show
All Day

Tuesday, November 24

Art show
All Day


Welcome back

Good morning Rosebank, firstly welcome back to Term 4! Please keep an eye on this page and our website as we have such a busy

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ERO's (Education Review Office) most recent comments on our school in February 2019

“Trustees have a strong educational vision and values. This, together with the board’s strategic goals and high expectations for every student, provides a sound platform for enhancing equity and excellence.”
“The principal has worked proactively with the leadership team, teachers and staff. Together they have enhanced the school environment, and built partnerships and relationships with whānau, family and the school community.”
“Leaders are explicitly focused on maintaining a respectful school culture, high expectations of teaching practice, and improving outcomes for learners.”
“Leaders have established a settled and inclusive school tone. Respectful relationships between staff and students underpin the culture of the school, and promote purposeful expectations for learning.”
“Students experience environments that support their learning participation and engagement. Their cultures and languages are valued, and they have opportunities to make connections to authentic and real world contexts.”
“Achievement information shows the majority of students achieve at or above expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics.”
“There are positive signs that the school’s long standing disparity in achievement for boys and Māori students in literacy is reducing”
“Students with additional learning needs are identified and carefully monitored through individual learning plans and learning support network meetings.”

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