Bairds Mainfreight Primary School

A great place to learn a fun place to be

“Anything is possible”

Edward Avenue Otara, Telephone: (09) 274 8271 Fax: (09) 274 9661


Term 1 of 2019 starts for all children on Wednesday 30th of January. The school office will be open before that for the enrolment of new pupils and also the purchase of school uniforms.


30th January- School Opens for 2019

6th February- Waitangi Day Tuesday *

8th March- Waiheke Island trip (MS)

12th April- End of term 1.

( * School Closed for public holidays)

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava,  Malo e Lelei, Fakalofa Lahi Atu.

Greetings from all of us at Bairds Mainfreight Primary School (BMPS).

We are delighted to have so many new children and families and welcome you all to our school community. Welcome back to all of our current children and families as well. We are looking forward to a great year at BMPS in 2019.  


Wednesday 30th January

All students are to meet in the school hall on the morning of January 30th. The bell will ring as usual at 8.55am. The teachers will read out their class and students will then make their way off to their rooms, with their teachers. During the 4th term last year, all current students visited their new rooms for 2019 and spent time getting to know the teachers they would be with this year. So we expect a very smooth transition back into school this year.

All newly enrolled children will be shown to their rooms on the first day.

At the end of the school day, all junior class teachers will wait in their rooms for their children to be collected by their parents/caregivers.

All children from Yr 3 to 6 will be dismissed from their rooms. All access paths to the school are open, including the pedestrian access from Bairds Road and Leslie Place.

Uniforms and Stationery

Please make sure your child is prepared for the start of the term with the correct uniform.

Mainfreight sunhats are compulsory this term. No hat = No Play.

Stationery packs and uniforms can be purchased through the school office.

After School Care

SKiDS are operating out of the Room 14. Please contact Jackie directly, if you

need to arrange Before or After School Care, 0210763202.


New Staff

We welcome a number of new staff to Bairds Mainfreight Primary School this year. Over the coming weeks we will introduce each team to you so that you can put names to faces.

Term 1 Events Calendar

A Term 1 Calendar of Events will be sent out in the second week of Term, please keep an eye out for this as it will include all relevant dates for the coming term.

Day to Day Information

Please make sure you have access to our facebook page (Bairds Mainfreight) and our school website for up to date, day to day information.  

Contact Information

facebook A reminder to all families to contact us with any change of details, especially phone numbers and email addresses.  


Keep an eye out for start of the year newsletters, with more information and updates.


Alan M Lyth