Preparing for Tomorrow
Beachlands School is a school with a vision to have a learning community based on quality relationships which develop skills, knowledge and habits that will be used to thrive and contribute to the world we live in. There are not only academic challenges to face but also social ones which we must deliver on in order to ensure children can leave Beachlands School with the ability to face their time not only at college but also in their future employment.
You as the community and parents have a vested interest in our children's education. Through forming a successful partnership with the school and teachers the children are able to benefit in numerous ways.
Beachlands is a semi rural area on the beautiful Pohutukawa Coast. Beachlands is 20 minutes either to Manukau or Howick shopping areas.
We are a Full Primary Y0 – Y8 with a current roll of 530 pupils.
Beachlands School is a Decile 10 school and is the centre of the community. Beachlands School has a learning community based upon quality relationships which develops skills, knowledge and habits that will be used to thrive and contribute to the world we live in.
Our staffing comprises of 28 full time teachers, 6 part-time teachers, 6 administration staff, 12 teacher aides and a caretaker and cleaner. Our site covers 25 classrooms, a technology room for years 7 - 8 pupils, library, After School Care room, junior and senior playground, a tennis court, netball court, swimming pool, administration block and hall, an environmental area, and a large outside covered area. We offer attractive class sizes, a balanced curriculum (including Gifted and Special Needs) a computer suite, an award winning environment, parent and community involvement and After school Care. Our Board of Trustees is very supportive and encourages innovation. Our PTA is very industrious, striving to plan fundraisers throughout the year to support our children.
Beachlands School is a self improving school reflecting on its current practice and looking for ways to improve its educational delivery. We have a team approach and value having a high degree of collegiality and collaboration in decisions which affect us. Beachlands School offers you the opportunity to work in a team environment to deliver education at the cutting edge, and to provide the support required to grow professionally.
Beachlands School works with an outside facilitator (David Anderson) who supports us in developing an effective professional learning community. Due to having an effective learning community we have developed the concept of the Beachlands Learner which outlines the student we will develop here at Beachlands School over the eight years they are with us. We have also developed Learning Pathways which involves planning on authentic task and engaging the students in the learning process so that they actually question and create new knowledge. We are also one of six Green Gold Environmental Schools in Auckland.
Beachlands School sets high standards both academically as well as socially with plenty of opportunities to practice and succeed. Our full time special needs coordinator (SENCO) offers a range of programmes to ensure the wide range of learning and social needs are met. Please refer to our school website the view the full range of programmes.
For our most recent ERO Report please go to www.ero.govt.nz. We were given a four to five year review due to our ability to self review and be responsive to the needs of our learning community.