About us

Owhiro Bay School was established in 1930 on the beautiful South Coast in Wellington. We offer quality teaching for Years 0-6 in a country setting 10 minutes drive from central Wellington. We have 6 classes and a roll of 110-145 children. Our spacious grounds feature a large grass field, hard courts, tennis court and two playgrounds which provide a fun and stimulating environment.

Mission: We inspire students to become curious learners and confident citizens in an inclusive community environment.

Motto: E tipu e rea – In our children lies the future.

School Values (ROCKS):

  • Rangatiratanga
  • Open mindedness
  • Creativity
  • Kotahitanga
  • Success

School Hours

School starts at 8.55am. Children have a morning tea break from 11:00 – 11.30am and a lunch break from 12.40–1.30pm, with supervised eating time 12:40–12:50pm. School finishes at 3.00pm.

Children should not be at school before 8.30am unless you have made a special arrangement with their teacher. This is to ensure that teachers have the opportunity to make the necessary preparations for the day.

Parents are also encouraged to make appointments to speak with teachers outside the 8.30-9.00am timeslot in order for teachers to be available to greet the children as they arrive.

At 3.00pm children should go straight home and then return to the school grounds if they wish to play. This is a safety measure to ensure that parents/caregivers know where their children are and what they are doing. At 3.15pm each day any children not yet collected come into the school foyer and parents or emergency adults contacted.

After school care

Enjoy offers after-school care based at Owhiro Bay School. Parents/caregivers interested in using these services should contact Enjoy directly. Pride Lands also offers after-school care at their premises in Brooklyn with a pick up service from Owhiro Bay School. Parents/caregivers interested in using these services should contact Pride Lands.

Owhiro Bay School Charter 2020

Owhiro Bay School Charter

2020 Annual Plan

Analysis of Variance 2019

Achievement data

Responsibilities

Owhiro Bay Learning Community fosters a sense of belonging that encourages a passion for lifelong learning. Through collaborative relationships we celebrate diversity and honour family and whānau aspirations.

Owhiro Bay School is obliged to fulfil the requirements set out in the National Education Goals and to administer the school according to the National Administration Guidelines 1-8.

Owhiro Bay School is committed to delivering a future focused curriculum for all ?konga in balanced programmes as outlined in the National Curriculum Statements embodied in Te Ara Tika o te Kura o Owhiro Bay (Owhiro Bay School Curriculum).

Owhiro Bay School is committed to enabling all learners to attend school regularly, participate, engage and achieve-including those with Special Learning Needs.

Policies and Procedures

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National Curriculum

Health Education Delivery Statement 2020-2022