‘ Empowering Our Children’
Whakamanatia nga Tamariki o Motu Kairangi

“The school curriculum successfully provides opportunities for students to participate and 

celebrate achievement in a wide range of academic, sporting, cultural and leadership activities.” ERO report 2014


At Miramar Central School we look forward to working with you and your child to make the lifelong journey of education rewarding and positive. We believe in the importance of learning to read, write, develop numeracy skills and have authentic learning experiences.


Miramar Central School is a primary school that has a roll of 260 - 300 students. Our roll grows during the year.

We are here to:

  • motivate our children to strive for excellence through the principles, values and key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum

  • teach our children to be confident with words and numbers

  • encourage our children to be culturally aware, caring and respectful

  • foster strong connections between home, school and the community

  • inspire our children to be successful lifelong learners who value the Arts and are connected via the technological developments that will benefit their learning.

Our current Education Review Office (ERO) Report 2014* comprehensively endorsed how we effectively deliver these objectives and values.  

ERO Report 2014 


Calendar 2017

Term dates for 2017

Term 2 Monday 1 May – Friday 7 July

Term 3 Monday 24 July – Friday 29 September

Term 4 Monday 16 October – Friday 15 December

Term 2 Events:

All term Friday's Football for Rooms 11,12, 14 & 15

All term Wednesday's Swimming for Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 4

Week 9, 28th June - 3 Way conferences; 29th June - 3 Way conferences

2017 Statutory Holidays: 
Anzac Day: Tuesday 25 April (during school holidays)
Queen’s Birthday: Monday 5 June
Labour Day: Monday 23 October

Term Whole School Assemblies: 

At our assemblies we welcome new children to our school with a hoe (paddle) with their name and start date
printed on it . The hoe is then placed in their class Waka (canoe) where they can help paddle with their classmates towards the class and school goals.

    Assemblies Term 2 start at 2pm: Our next assembly is Monday 26th June.





Miramar Central School is always a very busy and happening place and this term was no exception. 

Celebrating Matariki

Matariki begins when the Matariki stars reappear to show the New Year is beginning. From then longer days and planting begins so everyone will have food to eat. Traditionally, families celebrate by having breakfast together, so we decided this would be a special community event. This morning our whanau come to the school hall from 7.30 to celebrate together - Matariki.





SUCCESS-TUTUKI and PROMOTING EXCELLENCE are both cornerstones in our School Charter.

Principal’s Awards are given and presented by the Principal at whole school assemblies for achievement or conduct of exceptional qu

ality or effort.

Congratulations to: 
Mia W, Osiris JK, Liam S, Maison C, Isabella N R11 'Writing their ideas in sequence'.
Amesh B, Levi A R4 'Being great buddies in the classroom'.
Joanna T R3 'A fabulous reading log'.
Harrison M R12 'Great improvement in focusing in class - Work quality high'.
Nikita RI R3 'Working independently in Maths'.
Kahurangi O R1, Taraia MT R2, Leighya RI R2, Harlem R R2, Sean E R3, ' Excellent reading progress'. Kyra G R1 'Helping a slower reader using expression, patience and questions'.
Tom E R1 ' Amazing writing full of imagery'.
Siyad H R2 ' Making a huge effort to make responsible choices.'
Samanak R R1 'Having the courage to ask for help when needed. A great strategy for learning' 


Congratulations to our C Cards winners for being considerate, conscientious, courteous and/or caring: 

Liam R11, Serena R12, Artict R9, Taizhon R12, Abigail R15, Ben R1






MCS Office: Jane Scadden - (04) 9390684  office@miramarcentral.school.nz

MCS Address:      Miramar Central School, 38 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington.
                            P.O. Box 15048, Miramar, Wellington. 6022

Absence: If your child is going to be away please phone or email the office before 9am, we have a policy of following up any unreported absences in the interest of child safety and welfare.
Late students: Late students need to report to the office to sign in.

Leadership Team:

Principal: Mr Taylor-Smith - principal@miramarcentral.school.nz     Check out: Principal's Blog 

Deputy Principal: K. McKiernan - mckiernan@miramarcentral.school.nz

Acting Assistant Principal: J. Hatley - hatley@miramarcentral.school.nz

Kowhai Special Education Centre: Raph Millen - (04) 9390687  millen@miramarcentral.school.nz   Check out: Kowhai Special Education Centre

Learning Support Team:

Deputy Principal: K. McKiernan - mckiernan@miramarcentral.school.nz

Acting Assistant Principal: J. Hatley - hatley@miramarcentral.school.nz

Kowhai Special Education Centre: Raph Millen -  millen@miramarcentral.school.nz  (04) 9390687

School Hours - Bell Times
Arrival                    8:30 - 8:50am       
School Starts          9:00am        
Morning Tea           10:30 - 10:50am        
Lunchtime              12:30 - 1:25pm        
Home Time             3:00pm      


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We currently have spaces available, please contact the office for more details- 

Jane Scadden- (04) 9390684       office@miramarcentral.school.nz

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