Waterlea School - A Brief History

Waterlea School is in Mangere Bridge Auckland.

Waterlea School is named after Waterlea Farm. The original Waterlea Farm's homestead still stands in Ambury Road.

The school opened as a relief school for Mangere Bridge on 5 September 1955 with four of the original six classrooms ready to be occupied. The opening roll was 78 pupils taught by three teachers, two of whom were relieving, and two student teachers from the Auckland Teachers' College. The original principal was Mr Frank Thomas.

In 2005 the school celebrated 50 wonderful years of education.

The school's motto is "With Learning We Grow".

The Waterlea community is a multi-cultural one where all cultures are recognised and valued.