Rātapu, 26 o Paenga-whāwhā i te tau 2015 te ra Sunday, 26 April 2015

About our school

Aerial photograph of school grounds

Marfell Community School is a co-educational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of over 100. The school was founded in 1961.

We are located in the heart of the Marfell suburb of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, between the mountain and the sea.  New Plymouth won two gold awards in 2009 from the International Awards for Liveable Cities.  Our history, arts, culture and beautiful natural environment make this a very special place, and a great place to raise children.    

We cater for children from 5 to 11 years of age. Our roll is made up of 60% Māori, approximately 35% European and 5% Pasifika. Based on the latest census information, we are in a decile one community.

A large proportion of our students come from secure and long established family units.  We are skilled at looking after students with challenging needs.  Our special needs and extension programmes cater for individual learning requirements.

Marfell Community School has a Specialist Needs Unit which caters for O.R.R.S.Info students with physical and intellectual high dependency needs met by experienced and caring staff.

We are proud of our tamariki, and our staff have a special passion to see them succeed.  Our goal is to produce 'Happy Healthy Learners' who treat themselves and others with Respect, Honesty and Pride - Manākitanga, Whakapono, Mana.

Marfell Community School is well supported by enthusiastic community groups within our neighbourhood and by past pupils. The school is close to other educational institutions ranging from preschool to state and integrated high schools.