Churchill Park School

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Chuchill Park School
Kinsale Avenue, Auckland
Coordinates 36°51′05″S 174°52′24″E / 36.8513°S 174.8732°E / -36.8513; 174.8732Coordinates: 36°51′05″S 174°52′24″E / 36.8513°S 174.8732°E / -36.8513; 174.8732
Type Co-Ed Primary and intermediate (1-8)
Motto Stand Tall
Established 1964
Ministry of Education Institution no. 1246
Principal Liz Gunn
School roll 440[1] (February 2018)
Socio-economic decile 10

Churchill Park School is a co-ed primary and intermediate school in Glendowie, Auckland, New Zealand. It teaches from year one until year eight. It is surrounded by Churchill Park. It is a relatively small school, with a student population of approximately 450, with 19 classrooms.

All students have a music lesson every week. Year 7 and 8 students have a weekly class learning a language. They also have a 90-minute technology programme each week, which covers some basic skills such as cooking and hands-on crafts. Science is also a major part of the students' programme. The school had a library and an ICT facility, both of which were valuable resources used to assist class activities, although both of these structures were destroyed by a fire at 3am on November 15, 2011.[2] New library and computer facilities have been constructed and currently are in use.

Academic Performance[edit]

Churchill Park School students achieve at high levels, with National Standards results showing that 92.6% of students achieved at or above the benchmark reading standard, 87.8% above the writing standard, and 90.2% above the maths standard.[3]

Extra Curricular Activities[edit]

Churchill Park School offers an array of extra-curricular activities, including the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments, perform with a Choir or Band, or participate in sports including Netball, Water Polo, Rugby and Soccer. Churchill Park School excels in sport; teams from the school have been representatives at the citywide Auckland Championships.

Churchill Park Students are split into four house groups for most sporting events. Students are randomly assigned to either Green, Red, Yellow or Blue house. Each house has two student house captains (elected at the start of the year by their peers) and competes for the House Cup, awarded at the end of each term.

Environmental Projects[edit]

The Churchill Park Wetlands
The Churchill Park Wetlands

Churchill Park School strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible and has received environmental awards, including the Enviroschools Silver Award.[4] Efforts include having a worm farm, vegetable garden, and a student-planted wetland area.[5] At the beginning of 2010, native trees were planted around the school. Environmental messages such as "I Only Drain Rain" are painted around their stormwater drains, to ensure that nothing other than water is poured down them, since they lead to the ocean.


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 14 March 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Churchill Park primary school gutted by fire". 3 News. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "School Report - Churchill Park School". Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Enviroschools: Participating Schools". Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Glendowie Wetlands Project". Archived from the original on March 17, 2010.