Enrolling at Owhiro Bay School

Owhiro Bay School is not zoned and welcomes new enrolments at any time.

New Entrants

When a child turns five years of age they are entitled to attend school, however enrolment is not compulsory until they turn six.

There are a number of forms to fill in at this time, so it is a good idea to ring or call in at school several weeks prior to enrolment to get these forms and fill them in before the big day. It is also a good idea to arrange for your child to attend their new class at least twice (more if possible) before they begin. Parents/whanau are expected to stay with their child/children during these visits. This ensures that the place and people aren't all new and scary when your child starts. Try to include a lunchtime or playtime in your visit so you can familiarise your child with the play area and play equipment. Please note that it is essential for the School Secretary or Principal to sight a birth certificate or some official document to verify that the child is five years old and enable us to enroll your child.

Our new entrants class is Harakeke.

Owhiro Bay School, Happy Valley Road, Wellington
Telephone 3837 189
email: office@owhiro.school.nz

Contact Numbers

When enrolling, it is important to provide the school with two contact telephone numbers, where someone can be located in the event of an emergency. It is also important that you advise the school should these numbers change at anytime.

School Hours

School starts at 8.55am. Children have a morning tea break from 10.40 - 11.10am and a lunch break from 12.40 - 1.30pm. 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

Pride Lands offers after-school care and school holiday programmes based at Owhiro Bay School. Parents/caregivers interested in using these services should contact Pride Lands directly.

More Information

For more information please contact the school office anytime.

Owhiro Bay School
Happy Valley Road
Telephone 3837 189