Our Mission Statement

"We grow our tamariki to become critical and creative lifelong learners and postive participants in their communities."


Our Vision

"A school which provides leadership in achieving learning success for diverse communities through productive relationships and Tiriti-based practice."


What's the school like?

The natural environment

Newton Central School is a decile 7, multicultural school in the 'heart' of Central Auckland close to the Ponsonby / Karangahape Road intersection. It is nestled on the side of the North Western Motorway above Newton Gully. Entrance to the school is off the main arterial route – Great North Road – down streets of concrete grey industrial buildings. However, the grounds are like entering a tropical paradise.

The development, regeneration, sustainability and beautification of the school grounds is a commitment of the school and wider community. The development of our grounds is not just about aesthetics. It is based on a philosophy of responsibility to ensure we put in place measures, strategies and systems that assist us to ensure a safe environment for our children while also providing information, knowledge and experiences to assist them to develop an understanding of Māori and world views about 'Kaitiakitanga' and sustainability of the earth for now and the future.

To this end the entire school community has contributed time, energy and resources to assist with the implementation of our vision to provide a model environment with systems, processes and plans for a healthy future of the earth and therefore us and for generations to come.

Other outdoor facilities

Students can enjoy playing in attractive, well maintained grounds. There are many mature trees and colourful gardens, with ample shaded areas during the summer months. Facilities include an adventure playground, swimming pool, sports field and courts. The school has a hall for assemblies, special events and community activities.

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Treaty of Waitangi

Our school upholds the Articles contained in the Māori version of The Treaty of Waitangi Te Whao Urutaki is the Māori Education Committee in partnership with Management and Board of Trustees.

Our philosophy is about 'family' in education. We need your skills, support, and contributions to continue to be successful.

Māori Language Education

We have a commitment to children's education in Te Reo Māori. Te Whanau Rumaki O te Uru Karaka is our total immersion unit catering for children from Yrs 1-6. The unit contains a dynamic whanau and parents play a major role in growth and development. We also expect all of our children to learn basic Māori language.

Specialist te reo māori language support is provided for mainstream emerging bilingual and enrichment classes.