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Parents are asked to telephone or email the school reception (email or phone 09 277 7888) in the morning if their child will be absent from school. An answer phone service operates at all times for parents’ convenience.

If your child/ren are going to be absent from school for an extended period please inform the office prior to the absence by providing a letter or email. We are required to have written evidence of an absence for audit purposes.

Students who arrive late or who leave school during the day must be signed out at the office and signed in on return. Students who arrive at school after 8.40 am should report to the reception before going to their learning zones.

Students who leave the school grounds for any reason during the day must provide a note from parents, be signed out at reception, accompanied by an appropriate adult, and signed in again if they return to school during that day.

Any leave from school for overseas travel during term time is classified as truancy.  Special permission needs to be requested by email and/or appointment with the Principal, well before any travel arrangements are made.  The school takes any leave from school during term time seriously as it causes a backward slide in the students learning and social skills.

Family and Friends

Mission Heights Family & Friends (MHP F&F) is a voluntary organisation that works collaboratively with the school’s Principal, Management Staff and the Student Council to lead approved fundraising and social activities that unite the School community.

MHP F&F aim is to provide a link between the school and its parent community whereby exchange of ideas and sharing of information can take place to enhance a sense of community and where required raise additional funds for a wider range of facilities and resources to support the great work that goes on at Mission Heights Primary School to ‘Grow Excellence’ in teaching and learning.

New members are welcome to join the working committee anytime during the year or to just simply become a friend of the MHP F&F and help out with specific school and social community event/s and activities such as the Disco, Movie Night, distributing uniforms to needy families or an annual fundraising initiative.

We value every contribution made by our families and community organisations to MHP F&F fundraising activities throughout the year.

Community meetings are held regularly in the Meeting Place (holidays excluded) 7.00pm – 8.00pm.  Parents will be advised of the meetings in the weekly updates.

You are most welcome to join our facebook page MHPS Family and Friends,  send us an email at, or just come to our next meeting.

Board of Trustees

The MHP Board of Trustees meets every fourth Thursday in the Administration Building in Meeting Room 1 from 5.00pm onward.

MHP Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of Missions Heights Primary School. The board is responsible for establishing the School’s charter, which sets out the aims and objectives of the school and ensuring that the school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students.

Board Membership

Mrs Veena Vohra – Principal

Mr Ajenesh Lal – Chairperson & Finance 

Mrs Sian Grant – Deputy Chairperson

Mr Andy Pratley- Property 

Mrs Jenny Wang – Property

Mrs Anne Singh – Member

Mrs Karen Hishey – Staff representative 

Mrs Usar Sabri – BoT Secretary

MHP Complaints procedures

New Zealand School Trustees Association

Te Whakaroputanga Kaitiaki Kura O Aotearoa

NZSTA is an independent organisation that represents and provides services to boards of trustees across New Zealand.  Click on the link above to connect to their website for further information.

Principal’s Message

Veena Vohra
Mrs. Veena Vohra, Principal

As the foundation Principal of Mission Heights Primary School, it is an absolute privilege to warmly welcome you to a new school in Auckland New Zealand with a “state of the art”modern teaching and learning environment where every child matters.

At Mission Heights Primary School, we strongly believe that high expectations set from the early years of schooling ensure that students are active in their own learning throughout life. With the use of flexible learning spaces, learning studios and effective learning technologies, we expect our students to understand from an early age, what works well for them as they develop a sense of their own identity in how they learn best.

Together with a team of outstanding, dedicated and talented staff, we are strongly committed to deliver an evolving and innovative 21st century curriculum shaped by personalised learning. At Mission Heights Primary the use of engaging and innovative approaches within authentic learning contexts in a digitally intensive environment remains integral to all learning programmes.

As a centre for growing excellence, students at Mission Heights Primary experience unique and vibrant learning opportunities to become confident achievers and life long learners in a positive, safe and supportive learning environment. Besides our positive school culture, the school’s curriculum will enable students to foster a love of life-long learning, develop the capacity to think and learn, and cultivate responsible stewardship for our natural environment and heritage.

Mission Heights Primary School is firmly committed to developing strong partnerships with its growing school community. We welcome and encourage all families to be actively involved with our school as we continue our commitment to nurture responsible global citizens, who are empowered and inspired by our motto of ‘Growing Excellence’.

I am excited and optimistic about the future of our school and students as together with our school community we continue to make Mission Heights Primary a great learning institution that we can all be proud of being associated with in the years ahead.

Veena Vohra (Mrs)
MEd (First Hons), AdvDipTchg, DipEdM.

Assemblies and Prizegiving


Whole school assemblies are held during odd weeks of the school term on Fridays at 8.50am.  Assemblies are held in the Multi-Purpose Hall and are formal school events where parents, visitors and invited guests are welcome to attend.  At assemblies merit certificates are awarded and successes celebrated.

Learning Community assemblies are held once a term on Fridays at 8.50 am in the Multi-Purpose Hall.  Parents will be informed prior to the assembly if their child’s Learning Community is having an assembly.  Information is also available on the school’s website calendar of events.


Our prizegiving assemblies are held at the end of each school year.

The Junior Learning Community has a Celebration Assembly.

There is an Awards and Service to the School assembly for years 4-6.

The Year 6 students have an evening Graduation ceremony with a special event planned prior to this.