Year 5-6 Team

Welcome to the Year 5-6 Team at Mangere Central School.

Empowering Learners to Take Flight

access kai during level 3

Food Banks across Auckland

MANGERE:The drive-through food bank is operating weekdays at Nga Whare Waatea Marae at 31 Calthorp Close, Mangere from 10am-2pm until further notice. Bring ID. Wait in car and kaimahi will awhi one whānau at a time.
Who else is providing kai for vulnerable whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau? Here's the most up to date list from Auckland Council.
1. Auckland City Mission Foodbank - If you need a food parcel call ACM 09 303 9266 and speak to the Crisis Care team. You will then be given a time to collect from ACM distribution centre at 15 Auburn Street, off Boston road in Grafton. Everyone must take ID with them.
2. Salvation army food parcels - Contact the Mt Wellington Salvation Army Community Ministry 09 379 7615 – or their local Salvation Army Community Ministry (ring 0800 53 00 00 to find your local ministry). You will be given a time to collect your food parcel.
3. Presbyterian Support Northern - Call 09 309 2054 to arrange a pick up at 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. Strictly no walk-ins and collections are strictly between 11-12am Mon-Fri.
4. St Vincent De Paul in Newton Branch – Call 09 815 6122 or email – and they can deliver a food parcel.
5. Papakura Marae Foodbank - Open Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm, 09 297 2036. Please phone to request a food parcel, someone will ring you back to do a phone interview, then food will be delivered. Only deliveries to Papakura and Manurewa areas currently.
6. Orakei Foodbank - Call 521 5712 and leave message on voicemail with details of how many in family etc. Parcels are only delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays to Orakei, Kohimarama and Mission Bay.
7. St Marks Church in Pakuranga are still open but only focusing on those in Pakuranga . You can contact them directly via their contact page on their website or emailing
8. Hills Church on Hillsborough Road can be emailed at Please provide details on your needs and they will do their best to provide a food parcel. Hills Church has also offered to go shopping for those that cannot leave home due to self-isolation if needed.

term 3 - home based learning

school device collection

Mangere Central School has used the data collected from the first lockdown to allocate school devices to families who do not have their own at home.
If you have received a message from the school to pick up a device, please do so at your earliest convenience. The last day for collection will be Thursday 20th August from 11am-1pm.

Here we go again.....

Unfortunately we find ourselves back in Level 3. This means that we will be once again be learning from home.
The Senior School teachers will be making contact with students/parents this week to check on the everyones wellbeing and to share what our Home Based Learning will look like.
School work will be available online (Google Classroom and/or Hapara) and regular class meetings will be happening throughout the week via Zoom or Google Meet.
The Senior School teachers will be available to contact via email on school days between 9am-3pm.
Room 23April Luxmoore -
Room 22Aradhna Sharma -
Room 21 Haneen Owaidah -
Room 14Dani Stephens -
Room 13Meg Krishnan -
Room 12Saba Kaini -

Please contact us with any questions you may have,
Stay Safe & Be Kind.

School is back!

Our Prime Minister has advised that in Alert Level 2 schools are safe environments for children and staff.
In order to keep our tamariki as safe as possible on their return to school, we have a range of health and hygiene measures in place.
1. Hand washing or the use of hand sanitiser is to be used whenever entering or exiting a classroom, after using the bathroom and before eating.
- Shared water fountains will be turned off and students are encouraged to bring their own drink bottle to school.
- Students are advised NOT to share food and will be monitored while eating.
- Posters have been placed around the classrooms reminding students to use safe health & hygiene practices (sneezing & coughing into their elbows, staying out of others 'moist breath zone').
We look forward to welcoming students back from Monday 18th May.


Well, the start of Term 2 certainly looks different for teachers, students and their families this year.
However, we are still as committed as ever in providing our students with quality learning.
Join us online to chat and catch up, ask questions, complete set tasks and continue participating in classroom activities.

Google Classrooms

Please click on the below links to access your Google Classroom

Home based Learning

What does this look like?
With the New Zealand Governments closure of all schools, we have now switched to Home Based Learning.
The Senior School Team have been working hard to provide students with a range of learning activities that they can access and complete at home.
Each student has been sent an email inviting them to join Google Classrooms. Here they will be able to access online Literacy and Numeracy lessons with follow up activities.
Teachers have asked students to complete activities that align with our topic of Inquiry - 'Navigators of the Pacific'.
There are also some fun and engaging 'can do' activities that will keep students thinking.
The Senior School teachers will be available to contact via email on school days between 9am-3pm.
Room 23April Luxmoore -
Room 22Aradhna Sharma -
Room 21 Haneen Owaidah -
Room 14Dani Stephens -
Room 13Meg Krishnan -
Room 12Saba Kaini -
Please keep yourselves safe and we look forward to seeing students again in Term 2.

Coronavirus Explained for kids

Welcome to 2020!

We would like to extend a warm back to school welcome to all of our senior school students and their families.

Term 1 promises to be full of new and exciting learning experiences.

We hold high expectations for our students this year. These include:

  • Showing respect for yourself, your peers, your teachers and your environment

  • Being an engaged and active participant in class

  • Challenging yourself by being critical, creative and caring thinkers

  • Displaying a Growth Mindset

  • Being a team player

  • Developing and growing leadership qualities

We look forward to sharing and celebrating your child's successes and achievements with you.