About Viscount School

Viscount School first opened it's doors in 1969.

Did you know the school was named after the main passenger aircraft operating at Mangere Airport at the time – the Vickers Viscount.

In 2019 we celebrated our 50th Jubilee Viscount school is a full primary school Y1-Y8 with over 600 pupils. The school’s learning programmes reflect the rich community of unique landscapes and diverse cultures of our local area as well as the aspirations of our parents and whanau for student success.

50+ years of aiming for every student to take off and fly

The school motto “BEST” is an acronym  for 

  • Better 
  • Every 
  • Single 
  • Time 

The underlying idea of our acronym is that the school will provide students with the  best teachers, the best resources and the best learning environment to get the  best achievement results from students.


Our door is open from 8.30-3.30 Monday to Friday – school term time.

Many of our ex-students have excelled on the sports field both locally and nationally and we aim for that to be the same across all areas of life – for everyone to be a successful, confident, life long learner.

Opportunities to experience a wide range of learning experiences

Our students get opportunities to experience a wide range of activities and become confident and accomplished performers.

In addition to a wide variety of learning opportunities in the classroom, we have

  • a strong sports and PE programme
  • music and art programmes
  • cultural groups
  • english as a second language programmes
  • as well as many other 

Term Dates 2022

Term 1  1 February –  14 April

Term 2  2 May – 8 July

Term 3  25 July – 30 September 

Term 4  17 October – 14 December 

Pasifika Community

Most of our pupils speak two or more languages and our community provides a wide diversity of languages and cultural backgrounds that enriches our school. Approximately 15% of our students are Maori and 80% Pasifika and they are keen to learn and respectful to their teachers. We focus on building positive partnerships with our families and invite them to share their child’s education journey with us.