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Haere Mai, Talofa Lava, Wilkommen, Malo e Lei Lei, Ni Hao Ma, Aloha, Konnichi wa, Annyeonghaseyo, Salam, Bien Venue and Welcome!



Kaurilands School is a well known and superb place to experience New Zealand education at it’s finest.

We have over 36 different countries represented at our school. Nestled in the Waitakere forest and walking distance from creative Titirangi Village, our school is a wonderful place to learn, grow and immerse yourself in Kiwi culture.

Rachel Thorpe, International Student Coordinator

Nau Mai, Haere Mai! Welcome to the best primary school in New Zealand. It’s my privilege to look after families who are new to Aotearoa, New Zealand as they settle into our local community. I grew up in Titirangi and went to Kaurilands School as a pupil so I can say with confidence that it’s the very best place to live, learn and explore.

My family lived overseas for several years when I was young so I understand the challenges of settling into a new place and culture. I also know how valuable it is to experience the world from a different perspective and learn from other cultures.

I still love travelling and really enjoy meeting people from around the globe. It’s very important to us at Kaurilands that each person, big or small, shares their culture, as it enriches us and makes us stronger together.

Although I have been to many beautiful places around the world I always return to beautiful Titirangi and Kaurilands School. It’s a warm, welcoming community with so many things to see. I look forward to meeting you all and showing you this beautiful place I call home.

To get in touch with Rachel:

Email: rachelt@kaurilands.school.nz
Phone: +64 9 8175645 4


Jocelyn Heremaia, English Language Teacher

Kia ora koutou. My name is Jocelyn Heremaia. I have been teaching at Kaurilands School for 37 years ever since my 2 children were students at the school. I have had many different roles over the years but at present one of my jobs is to help students where English is their second language. I take small groups and introduce students to a variety of learning situations in Reading and oral and written language. During the year we practise plays to present to classes, cook for other adults using recipes from the students' own cultures, go on trips and introduce students to a variety of New Zealand food. I love working with these students who are always keen to learn and work hard at learning English. My husband and I travelled the world beginning with driving overland to England in 1970. We spent a year in England and then taught in an international school in Angola (West Africa) for 4 years where my husband was the principal. We eventually came back to our beloved Titirangi, built a house and spent the next few years at home raising our two children. We have since travelled to the USA, Europe and Australia and visited some of the Pacific Islands.  I love working at Kaurilands School where everyone is so caring, fun to work with and dedicated to making a difference to children's lives.

Hei konā mai

To get in touch with Jocelyn:

Email: jocelynh@kaurilands.school.nz
Phone: +64 9 8175645



Why study in New Zealand?

The New Zealand education system is world renowned for it’s high quality, student focused curriculum which aims to create young people who will be confident, connected and actively involved lifelong learners. Have a look at our New Zealand Curriculum for more information.

View our video (left) sharing reflections from parents of international students.

Student Stories

"I like the teachers and Mrs Augustine, they are kind. I like the big classrooms and the big field and the big hall."
- Julia

"I like inquiry, it is fun. We are learning to make smoothies and find out about the fruit in them."
- Andy

"I love going swimming in the school pool."
- Eden

"I loved making a model of a drone for reading."
- Alvin