Merrilands is the community school in the heart of popular Merrilands suburb, New Plymouth.
Opening in 1960 our school is one of the most recent to be established in New Plymouth.

Merrilands is a contributing primary school for Year 0 to Year 6 students. We are a smaller city school with a March 1st 2017 roll of 180 students.  This size gives us a distinct advantage in knowing all of our students and families. We believe in 'people before systems' and ensuring that we are all part of a caring community that works in partnership to provide the best opportunities for all children.
We are proud of our school culture and tone. Merrilands School has excellent facilities, plentiful space, pupil numbers at each age to ensure social interaction and the ability to provide the necessary extra help and specialist staff to ensure student success.

Few schools our size would have the range of facilities we enjoy. There are two classroom blocks which, beside teaching classrooms, include a very welcoming administration area, wonderful library, audio visual room and a large hall which is used by various community groups.

We are the host school for the Taranaki Deaf Education advisers. One unique feature at Merrilands School is Te Whare Manaakitia which is our home class for students with multiple disabilities.

The playground features excellent junior and senior adventure playgrounds, as well as a fitness circuit, spacious playing fields, court areas and a solar heated swimming pool.


Merrilands Primary School | Kauri Street | Merrilands | New Plymouth | Tel/Fax: (06) 758 8644 | E-Mail: admin@merrilands.school.nz