Anchorage Park School is closed from 3pm 23 March until further notice.
From midnight 25 March, there is a TOTAL lockdown and that means that NO-ONE at all will be allowed on school grounds or school playground equipment for the duration of the lockdown.
Update from the Principal - 2 April 2020
Kia ora everyone
I have been thinking a lot about how you are all getting on in these strange, unprecedented times.
Our lives have been turned upside down and I know how important routine is in the lives of our children. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of that going on at the moment.
I just want to reiterate that you are not expected to replicate the classroom in the home.
The number one goal of schooling currently is to nurture well-being so please use this opportunity to nurture your family relationships in the home.
As you continue to support your children at home, my advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE and don't over complicate it.
Technology is a tool and that tool at this time needs to be used to stay connected - to your friends, family and extended whanau.
Take care - stay in your bubbles!
Join our Welcoming School Community
Welcome to Anchorage Park School in Pakuranga, Auckland, a small ‘country school in the city’, where learning is fun and challenging. We are a contributing primary school (New Entrants to Year 6). Our mission statement is to provide quality teaching and learning in a caring environment. We welcome new enrolments and currently have an open zone.
Stationery Packs for 2020
For 2020 OfficeMax are providing our stationery packs with high quality products and they can be purchased in several ways:
Online: www.myschool.co.nz - packs can be delivered to your home on a date of your choice
At one of two stores: 5 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau or 32 Normanby Road, Mt Eden
Year 0 (Room 11) packs can be purchased at the School Office
Term 1 2020
Term 1 2020 starts on 3rd February. Have a great holiday!
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In 2018, Anchorage Park School became an Enviroschool.
In 2017, Anchorage Park School was one of the winners of the TREEmendous Makeover competition, a joint initiative between Project Crimson and The Mazda Foundation, developing outdoor classrooms to teach children about the importance of caring for the environment.
In 2016, the Education Review Office (ERO) reported that Anchorage Park School “has a positive history of ERO reports and is highly regarded by its community.”
The ERO report concluded that Anchorage Park leaders and teachers are are “well placed to achieve and sustain equitable and excellent outcomes for all children.”
You can read the entire report on the ERO website.
In 2015, Anchorage Park School (in partnership with Anchorage Park Kindergarten) was runner up in the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards for our transition to school programme.
This programme allows children who will be attending the school to become familiar with their classroom, teacher, and classmates over a number of weeks.
Our facilities include a purpose-built hall, a library, an adventure playground, a fitness trail, edible gardens, and well-kept grounds.
We are lucky enough to have a solar-heated swimming pool on our grounds.
All classes have daily swimming lessons during terms one and four. School families can rent pool keys over the holidays if they wish.
Anchorage Park School became a ‘Treemendous’ School in July 2018 with the creation of an outdoor learning environment, complete with a native bush walk, bird feeders, weta enclosures, a lizard garden, insect hotels, and a worm farm. This area gives the children amazing opportunities to engage with and learn about the natural world, as well as providing the opportunity for teachers to take their teaching outdoors.
We always welcome the involvement of parents and the wider community. Our latest ERO report mentioned that school families “appreciate the school's small, family-oriented atmosphere.”