About Flanshaw Road School

Location Te Atatu South, Auckland
Ministry of Education profile number 1276
School Type Contributing (Years 1 to 6)
School Roll 385
Number of International Students 1
Gender Composition 50% Boys, 50% Girls
Ethnic Composition

35% NZ European/Pakeha
24% Maori
8% Samoan
6% Other
5% Chinese
4% Indian
4% Tongan
4% Tuvaluan
3% Cook Island Maori
3% Fijian
3% Middle EAstern
1% Other Pacific

Review Team Onsite

June 2014

Date of This Report

August 2014


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Starting School

At Flanshaw Road School we believe it is really important that we know about your child, so we can make sure they have the best possible start at our school. This section of the website includes information on; preparing your child intellectually, emotionally, physically, practicalities and attitudes, survival strategies for a stress free start, settling in, enrolment information, explaining a powhiri, the school map and a map of the school zoning area.


We believe communication between home and school is extremely important. We encourage parents to contact teachers or staff with any concerns or queries. If you are new to our community we have parents who are part of our ‘Friends of Flanshaw’ organization who are more than willing to take time to have a coffee and make sure you have all the information you need. Teachers are also more than happy to meet with you, either before or after school. We ask that you make a time to meet with them, just in case they have prior commitments to attend.


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.

General Information

Flanshaw Road School is a student-centred, culturally rich school. The school was 50 years old in 2014 and one of the key projects completed in time for the Jubilee was the Pou, a beautifully carved totara, which can be seen from the front school gate. This section of the website contains; answers to frequently asked questions, opening times, stationery requirements, term dates, travel details and uniform information.

Documents & Policies

Flanshaw Road School is focused on joint collaboration, innovation and leading learning – within the school, across schools and in the wider education community. The information covered here includes; internet and publication procedures, our vision and our values.


Flanshaw Road School effectively promotes student learning. Students enjoy and engage in the learning process. They benefit from the school’s well delivered broad and relevant curriculum. The school responds to its diverse community and effectively engages parents and families in real partnerships that support children’s learning. In this section check out; our latest ERO Report, an overview of last year and our strategic plan.