Principals Welcome

Kia Ora, greetings, nĭ hăo, namaste, talofa lava - Welcome to Rosebank School

I feel very privileged and honoured to be the Principal of Rosebank School and am very proud of the huge developments and progress we have been through over the past few years. I have been in Education for nearly 30 years, am a lifelong Warriors supporter, I absolutely love my job and wouldn't want to be working anywhere else!

Our vision is Dream. Believe. Succeed – Kia wawata. Kia whakapono. Kia tutuki. We are a contributing (Years 1 to 6), multicultural school of just under 550 children from over 40 different nationalities. We give each child opportunities to achieve in the classroom, on the sports field, in cultural activities, and as good citizens.

Success comes from a strong link between home and school and we work hard to maintain our strong community partnerships to make our vision a reality. Special features of our school include high-quality mainstream classes school-wide, Maori and Samoan bilingual classes, an Oaklynn Special Needs satellite class, West Auckland's first Niuean bilingual class, talented and passionate teachers and meaningful and engaging contexts for our students so each develops a love for learning.

I trust that this website will provide you with some valuable information about our school. If you would like to know more, you are most welcome to pop into school and have a look around or contact me directly –  for further information.

Paul Pirihi

MEd(Hons), PGDipEd, BEd(Tchg), DipTchg


ERO Leadership Partner

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff, and students, welcome to Rosebank School!