Dawson School

Dawson Primary 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.

2020 Term dates:

Term 1 – Tuesday 28th January - Thursday 9th April

Term 2 – Wednesday 15th April - Friday 3rd July (changed due to covid 19 isolation)

Term 3 - Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September

Term 4 – Monday 12th October - Wednesday 9th December

Take a look at one of the Y6 inquiry projects aimed at helping new students starting at our school.

Important Announcements

8/10 - We are officially back at level 1

School is open for all students. We are still taking increased health and safety measures.

  • The gates at school will continue to be closed during the day to stop people wandering through the grounds or visiting classes. The gates are opened in the morning for school drop off from 8.30 - 9am. The Principal and AP's are on gate duty and you are welcome to come and talk to them. Please note if your child is late you will need to call the school office on 274390 to have someone meet you at the gate. The gates are open at 2.40 in the afternoon for child pick up and if you would like to see your child’s teacher. Rooms 1-7 will be escorted to the appropriate gates from 2.40 each day for pick up and the others will follow at the 2.45 bell.

  • Sanitiser is provided in classrooms for children and staff.

  • Health and Safety guidelines on coughing into your elbow, washing and drying hands and not touching your face are reinforced at school.

Please check that the school has your up to date contact details.

Visitors on Site

  • Any adult coming on to the school property can scan the QR code or sign the register at the office. The QR code is on our school gates and in our office window.

Sickness & Absences

If your child is away or sick please let the school office know on 274 5390 or office@dawson.school.nz

If your child is sick they need to stay home. If they are sick for several days they will need a doctors certificate. If you have any concerns please contact Healthline (0800 611 116) or visit one of the drop in Covid testing stations.

We look forward to seeing our students each day and continuing to provide important learning opportunities. Please get in contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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Contact Us:

Haumia Way, Otara, Auckland 2163

P O Box 64147, Botany, Manukau 2163

Phone: 09-2745390 |

Email: office@dawson.school.nz

Twiter: twitter.com/DawsonPrimary

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dawsonprimaryschool/