Local schools are an essential ingredient in any neighbourhood or community. In addition to their primary function of being learning institutions for our children, they are also a central focal point for families, and a place where people who are new to the suburb can make friends and connections. Schools are also often hubs of activities such as sports, music and drama, providing opportunities for children and their parents to participate in a safe and friendly environment.
Glen Innes is fortunate to have a wide selection of primary and secondary schools within its catchment, and there are also opportunities and excellent transport routes to school children out of the area in neighbouring zones, or to private schools.
Getting to and from school has to be safe and reliable. Walking school buses operate to and from some local primary schools, and school bus routes include some of the schools in the area. For families sending their children to schools out of the area, there are also options including several bus routes or taking the train from Glen Innes station. Bus routes also take children to and from most private schools in the wider Auckland area while school and public buses run morning and afternoon from various areas in eastern Auckland.
From Rubbish Tip to Reserve
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Learning the Ropes
Getting children out, enjoying time on the water and encouraging boating are among the aims of the Glendowie Boating Club.
The Same But Different
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Wai o Taiki On Foot
From native bush teeming with bird life, places of historical interest to beaches & parks-there are plenty of options for outdoor adventures...
A love of baking and getting involved in the local community are part of the success story behind Tasmyn Gordon’s thriving café.
A Rich History
Wai O Taiki Bay & surrounding suburbs are steeped in a rich, culturally significant history.
A Family Affair
Wally Marsic spins a fishy tale or two about days gone by and what’s in store for the future.
The Architects’ Perspective
Creating Communities have engaged two leading New Zealand architectural firms to design a series of premium homes befitting this extraordina...
Art in the Community
Music, dance, drama, art, and even movie-making classes are on offer to all budding artists at this stunning community facility.
By listening carefully to his customers, Avon Rzoska, owner of Avon’s Butchery, has kept his business humming for close on 40 years.
Breathe, Relax and Enjoy
With piles of colourful cushions, calming music and yoga mats neatly rolled up, Yoga Shack is ready to say “Namaste” to its next class.
The A-frame building is a local landmark and also the headquarters of the last remaining pony club in the inner suburbs of Auckland.
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