At Middle School West Auckland we do break down barriers for families by being genuinely free - we provide uniform, provide stationery and don't ask for donations.
We are unapologetically academic and believe in the growth and development of our students towards tertiary study and the breaking of embedded cycles for many of our families.
We are innovative in terms of our day structure and our Integrated Project Based Curriculum alongside the core subjects.
We know that small classes enhances interaction between students and teachers and enables more differentiated approaches. Hence a class maximum of 15.
That is not the key though.
The key is that we have been able to attract an outstanding teaching and support staff. While article after article bemoans shortages, lack of quality and teachers leaving Auckland .... we have attracted superb people and involved people moving from far and wide to work with us. They are passionate, qualified and determined to make a huge difference.
Young teachers like Monika Toko (pictured below) - working in our bi-lingual unit (Te Kura Waengarahi ki te Uru - Pohutukawa) are making an incredible difference to young people.
Visit us at either of our campuses: Jack Ralston House, 287-289 Lincoln Road, Henderson (access off Paramount Drive), or Pohutukawa Villa, 22-24 Waipareira Avenue, Henderson, to see how we can help your child excel.
Places for 2018 are limited. Please apply without delay.
We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.
Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.
She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.
Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.
To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.
Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.
Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.
We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.
See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?
Kia Kaha Aotearoa.
Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...
7.2% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need7.2% Complete
83.8% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers83.8% Complete
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