From the Principal

Welcome To Rolleston School

Kia ora

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to Rolleston School.

My name is Simon Moriarty and I am the proud Tumuaki of Rolleston School. I am really excited to work alongside a team of quality people who are committed to making Rolleston Primary a positive learning environment for all students.

Through our school’s “EXPRESS” values and Reggio Inspired Learning, the hard working staff and Board of Trustees ensure that all Rolleston School students are “On the Right Track…….Striving, Driving, Thriving”.

Rolleston is a Full Primary school catering for children from NE to Yr. 8, (ages 5 -12years). The school was established in 1893 as a small country school serving the “village” of Rolleston.

The roll then was 37 pupils. Since about 1997 with the rapid development of several new housing estates, and lifestyle blocks, the community and the school with it, began to change and grow.

Today the school serves upto 800+ pupils from a rapidly growing “town”. This growth has seen an enrolment scheme put in place to prevent overcrowding. The community spirit which marked the beginning of the school over 100 years ago is still evident today with a strong PTA, an enthusiastic staff and dedicated Board.

The school is currently working across five teaching teams, Rata Y0/1, Kowhai Y2, Totara Y3/4, Pohutukawa Y5/6 and Kahikatea Y7/8. However the strong focus on relationships ensures that students from all parts of the school interact with each other in a range of positive ways.

I look forward to meeting you all as you and your tamariki begin their learning journey at Rolleston School.

Best wishes

Simon Moriarty



In all that we do we believe that one thing is paramount: the children.

Ko te Tamaiti te Putake o te Kauppapa

The Child – the Heart of the Matter