Our school Environment

Maraeroa School is co-educational primary school situated in the Porirua East community. 

Maraeroa School has a focus on raising achievement through supporting our students to apply their voice, agency and identity to learning. Our students’ success is supported by ongoing partnerships between the school and the wider Maraeroa community. We believe in weaving the values of our people (students, whanau, and community) into our learning. 

We are  very close to Toru Fetu and Maraeroa Kindergartens, who we work together with when students are soon to start school! We are also close to Brandon Intermediate, where most of our children go after leaving us at the end of year six. 

Location: 47 Driver Crescent, Cannons Creek, Porirua 5024.

Telephone: 04 237 6707

School Cell Phone: 022 468 6792 

Skool loop is a mobile app that sends all the latest notices and newsletters to your phone. It’s a free app. When you download it, look for Maraeroa School. 


At Maraeroa School  we are developing inquiry communities to inform our teaching and learning.

Follow these links to see more about our curriculum and our learning in the junior (Y0-2 Nga Kakano), middle (Y3-4 Nga Mahuri) and senior (Y5-6 Nga Puawai) classes.

Enrol at Maraeroa

We would love for you to enrol your child at our school! Follow this link for more information on how to enrol a student at Maraeroa School.



Our Upcoming Events & Activities



BOT meeting 5pm



Last day term 3



Fiji language week (school hols)



Niue language week

First day term 4



School closed – teacher only day



School closed – Labour Day



Tokelau language week

BOT meeting 5pm



Diwali festival begins



BOT meeting 5pm


From Our Principal

Welcome to Maraeroa School 

Built in the mid 1960’s it has been the school of choice for many of our families in the Driver Cresent loop.  Many of our whanau are ex students keen to continue the ties they have with our school. 

Maraeroa School was built on a plot of land that was formerly the home of a local Maori chief and his wife, Te Awhinanui.  Te Awhinanui opened her home to care for many of the local people providing a place to be healed and a place to be well looked after.
At Maraeroa School we pride ourselves on continuing this tradition through nurturing and growing our students to be our future leaders and contributors to our community.
We are a year 1 to 6 state primary school that has strong ties with both Toru Fetu and Maraeroa Kindergartens.  We also have built valued relationships with Brandon Intermediate and Porirua College. Being a member of the Porirua East Kahui Ako we are working collaboratively with teachers and leaders across the Porirua East community , our vision  for our kahui ako  is
VAI – Voice, Action and Identity.
We are proud of who we are and what we can do and be.  
Our school values of being a CREEK kid/parent/staff member 
Curiosity, Reciprocity, Energy, Excellence, Kotahitanga
are woven through all that we wish, think and do.
Come and see us – our doors are always open and our students are always proud to show off their learning and their place!

– Kathleen O’Hare

Our Staff

Leadership team
Principal – Kathleen O’Hare (on study leave Mar-Dec 2021)
Acting Principal – Susan Arthur (Mar-Dec 2021)
Deputy Principal – Leka Farquhar
Team Leader / Learning Support – Crystal Southey-Willis

Ngā Kākano
Harakeke – Claire Stenhouse
Kōwhai – Cherie Cheung and Alisha Aslam
Rātā – Sangeeta Shastri
Kānuka – Sheryl Prakash
Teacher Aides – Martha Silva, Afono Gaualofa, Notu Ariki, Antz Akavi

Ngā Māhuri
Nīkau – Jess Woods
Rimu – Leka Farquhar
Teacher Aides – Turou Nootai, Lisa Lukitau

Ngā Puāwai
Kauri – Dot Payne
Kahikatea – Nicola Elliott
Teacher Aides – Sylvie Gaualofa, Berna Lukitau

Learning Support

SENCO – Crystal Southey-Willis
Reading Recovery – Dianna Craker
ELL – Nicola Elliott

School Support
Office Manager – Zofia Heath
Office Support – Michelle Tava’e
Caretaker – Chris Meredith
Cleaners – Martha Silva and Sylvie Gaualofa 

Learning Support Coordinators (Porirua East Kahui Ako)
Sheryl Brown
Adrienne Lyall
Meera Balaji
Balaji Somasundaram 

Our School

Along with our in class learning we provide a range of extra-curricular clubs and acitvities for students. 

Road Patrol

Thank you to our wonderful road patrollers for helping Maraeroa and Brandon students cross the road safely. 

School Singing

It’s great to get our school together and share some waiata. 

Role Models

It’s great to see year six students step up to support others. Ka mau te wehi! 

Lego Club

Students are showing their best CREEK values by working together at Lego Club. 

School Lunches

We are part of the free lunches in school programme Ka Ora Ka Ako.  All students will be provided lunch every day including vegetarian options.  Families are able to opt out if preferred.

Breakfast Club

8:30-8:50 Monday to Friday
Open to all our students and whanau. Come along and have some kai, a hot drink, and read a book in our reading space.

Thank you to our volunteers for staffing this!

Lunchtime Clubs

Each term we offer a range of activities for students to opt in to during lunchtimes.  Options include things like Lego, gardening, technology …

Kapa Haka

Students in years three and up are given the choice to participate in our kapa haka group. The students work twice a week with Matua Todd and practice at home by using Google Classroom.  Look out for our performances through the year.




Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 47 Driver Cres, Cannons Creek, Porirua

Telephone: 04-237 6707

Email: office@maraeroa.school.nz

School Hours: M-F: 8.55am-3pm

Office Hours: M-F 8am-4pm