Orewa North West School

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Orewa North West Primary School was announced by the Government as part of the 2018 Budget: Vote Education. This school will be a Year 1-6 contributing school and is designed to create a fresh new centre of modern learning which looks to the future whilst encouraging close ties with the community


It will provide contemporary ‘innovative learning environments’ offering a variety of well-connected learning spaces utilising the latest building materials and technologies. Flexible teaching spaces allow the ability to cater for a wide range of learner interests and the ability to deliver a modern, innovative curriculum that will have a focus on learning for all to succeed.


The first stage of the build will have the infrastructure hall, library, playground and administration for 700 students – the proposed overall roll. However, the first stage of building will be to accommodate a roll of 420 students. 


Orewa North West Primary School will open in January 2023 with a projected roll of 150 students by the end of the year. 


The Establishment Board of Trustees are excited to announce the appointment of our Foundation Principal, Steve Mouldey. Steve will be starting with us during January 2022. He brings to our school exceptional leadership experience from his current role as Principal of AGE School in Takapuna. His commitment to wellbeing, passion-based learning and student achievement identified him as the outstanding candidate to be the Foundation Principal for our new school. 


On behalf of the Establishment Board of Trustees, we look forward to working with the local community and neighbouring schools to help shape the future of education for our tamariki.


Michelle Nell 

Board Chairperson


Kia ora koutou!


I am very excited to be appointed the Foundation Principal for Orewa North School and working with the Establishment Board next year to build the learning foundations on which the school will be based.  Currently, I am the Principal of AGE School in Takapuna where we have developed a curriculum which gives equal weight to both wellbeing and academic progress.


Born and bred on the North Shore, I am currently living in Hillcrest with my family. My partner Theresa and I have two children, Alana who is 11 and attends Northcote Intermediate School and Harry who is 7 and attends Willow Park School. 


  • 21 Dec 2021 - Construction Starts
  • 18th Jan 2022 - First Establishment Board of Trustees Meeting
  • Jan 2022 - New Principal Joins

When I am not at school, I usually spend my time following our children’s sporting pursuits. Alana is a very keen water polo player for both her school and North Harbour, Harry loves basketball, rugby and ninjitsu, while both are members of Red Beach Surf Club. We spend a lot of time at the Red Beach Surf Club as I have helped to coach Alana’s group since she was 7 and we have many friends involved in the club.


I am a principal that is open, enthusiastic, future focused and keeps learners at the centre of all that I do and will operate with that in mind at all times. I am excited to meet the community over the coming months and working with you all while we prepare to open our doors.

 Steve Mouldey

 Presiding Principal