History

You can purchase our Jubilee Book from the office - celebrating 50 years from 1964 to 2014. Only $25 each and you can pay with cash or eftpos.

An early Christmas present came in the form of a letter dated 18th December 1963 to the Foundation Principal, Mr J. O’Rourke. He was to open the newly built Flanshaw Road School in February 1964. The newly subdivided area had once been farmland, vineyards and orchards. Parents found the newly subdivided area a great place to raise their families. Flanshaw opened in February 1964 with 350 pupils and by the end of the year the roll was already 525.At this stage, Flanshaw was a full primary catering also for Intermediate aged students. The roll grew very rapidly reaching its peak in 1967 with 783 pupils and 23 teachers in 8 classrooms of up to 44 pupils in each. Prefabs were placed in all the available spaces. Towards the end of the second term of 1967, the two Intermediate classes were transferred to Rangeview Intermediate School, which was in the process of being built to relieve the growth, even though the school didn’t officially open until February 1968.

Today, Flanshaw Road School is an innovative, forwardthinking school. Teachers and staff are committed to ensuring all students have opportunities to develop a range of skills, talents and abilities in stimulating, motivating learning environments. Flanshaw Road School has students from over 20 different cultures: 35% of our children are New Zealand European, 25% are of Maori descent, 20% are from the Pacific Islands, 15% are of Asian descent and 5% are from Europe, Africa and South America.

As a learning organisation, committed to ‘best practice’ teaching and learning, Flanshaw Road School teachers are involved in professional development on an on-going basis. Making links between current educational research and day-to-day teaching practises ensures your children’s learning experiences are the very best that we can provide. As we lay the foundation blocks upon which to build future learning, we, at Flanshaw Road School, take pride in growing ‘leaders of tomorrow’ at all levels of the school. Flanshaw Road School is currently the lead school in a cluster of 16 Waitakere City schools, focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within our school and across Waitakere City. Education works best where there are strong links between school and home. At Flanshaw Road School we are committed to establishing and maintaining these links. Parent involvement is encouraged at the school and there are many opportunities to assist on class trips, sports events or in your child’s classroom. More than this, we hope you will become involved in your child’s learning, because we know this maximizes students’ potential for achieving success. Flanshaw Road School has a very good reputation and is well regarded by the local community. Sports teams and families from our neighbourhood make full use of the school facilities throughout the year. School facilities include a hall, library, ICT suite, specialist music room, swimming pool, two playgrounds, well maintained gardens and grounds, and attractive shaded picnic areas.

 

 

 

 

 


The school site is constantly being developed through the efforts of the Board of Trustees and as part of a national Enviro-School Initiative. We have two well resourced Early Childhood Centres attached to our school – the Flanshaw Infant and Toddler Centre, and the Flanshaw Early Childhood Centre. Flanshaw (School) also has two satellite classes from Arohanui Special School located on the school grounds near the school hall. Flanshaw Road School is well equipped with teaching resources that meet the needs of the children and these are being constantly upgraded and replaced. With a networked computer system and computers in every classroom, the library and ICT suite, the school is well resourced to integrate 21st Century ICT technology into class programmes.

The Board of Trustees, Principal and staff at Flanshaw Road School look forward to providing your child with the educational building blocks that will be the foundation for life-long success in learning.