Dawson Primary School is a state multi-cultural contributing school catering for students from Year 1-6. It is located with entrances from both Dawson Road and Haumia Way in Flatbush, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand.

We do not have an enrolment scheme in place although we mainly take students from within our immediate area.


If you wish to enrol your child at Dawson Primary the office is open from 8.30 a.m - 2.45 p.m each day. There are several forms to be filled out and you will need either a birth certificate or passport at the time of enrolment. 

2014 Term dates:

Term 1 – 27th January -17th April

Term 2 – 5th May        - 4th July

Term 3 - 21st July        - 26th September

Term 4 – 13th October – 10th December

Term Four Events

Some events coming up:

7th November                Otara schools Touch tournament

13th November              School cross country

25th November              School concert at 6.00

26th November              Otara Athletics at Mt Smart

                                      Governor General’s wife in to           

                                      view Garden to Table

1st December                 Preschool graduation

                                      Road Patrol students to             

                                       Rainbows End

4th December                 Year 6 graduation at 11.15

5th December                 Reports given out

10th December               Last day for term.

Term Three Events

Some events coming up:

24th July               BOT Meeting 5:30 in the staffroom

30th July               Back to School Campaign

7th August            Reading Together begins

12th August          Student lead Enviro Meeting

13th August          Basketball begins - Otara Leisure    (Every Wed)         Centre

18th August          Dental Van visit Dawson

22nd August         Boys Rugby - Bruce Pulman Park

10th September    Netball - Papatoetoe Sports Complex

15th September    Life Education Bus at Dawson

19th September    Otara Cross Country

Term Two Events

Some events coming up:

 6th May Mutukaroa - Learning Together begins

14th May    Reading Together begins

26th May    Maori consultation meeting 9:00

26th May     School Photos

12th May     Kia Kaha begins

16th May    Art extension classes begin

2nd June    Queens Birthday holiday

3rd June     St Johns student workshop

19th June    Rugby League tournament

26th June     Prep market day

27th June     Wetlands open

 1st July        Report night

Term One Events

Some events coming up:

3rd February        Preschool starts

6th February        Waitangi Day

10th February      Literacy week

                               Maranga programme starts

11th February      Duffy theatre show

12th February      Meet the Teacher 6-7.00

17th February      Community/ Principal morning tea

20th February      Reading Together begins

27th February      Reading Together

                               Otara cricket