Latest News - 22 June

I hope you have managed to take in some of the wonderful free events the City has on offer to celebrate Matariki. Check out what's on at The Dowse in Lower Hutt. The beauty of new beginnings is that it offers the opportunity for "fresh starts" and sometimes the chance to have a "do over".

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Board News


  • The Board approved the use of $12,000 from our maintenance reserves to contribute to the upgrade of the toilet block between Rooms 4 and 5. This work will include the removal of the urinal, the re-siting of 2 unisex toliets with warm water for hand washing. In addition we will be taking down some partition walls and inserting glass sliding doors and a new external window to create usable shared wet area between Rooms 4 and 5.
  • The deck outside Rooms 6 and 7 is being remediated by the Ministry of Education property team.
  • The Hall ramp is being looked at by Parent Link.
  • Two architectural firms are being approached to create concept plans in consultation with the students and staff for the remodel/refurbishment/enlargement of the Main Block. These will then be shared with the community before any final decisions are made.

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Principal's Welcome

Kia ora, Namaste, Shalom, Talofa, Konichiwa, Guten Tag, ni Hao, Kia orana and hello to you all..

Welcome to Owhiro Bay School Online. We hope you enjoy viewing our school and our students involved in some of the many and varied learning activities they experience at Owhiro Bay School. Also we hope you can find the information you require on this site. If you can not find the information you need or you would like to come to visit us, please call the school office during the school year and we can arrange to show you what a fantastic school Owhiro Bay is!

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We are open to enrolments from any students who would like to join us at our great school. As we have large grounds we do not have any zone restrictions and do not have an enrolment scheme in place. Currently we have students that travel from suburbs in north and east Wellington who choose to attend our school. Please remember that we are open for you to visit, and for enrolments from students aged 5 - 10 years of age whose parents would like their child to take their learning journey with us.

About Us


Owhiro Bay School is located 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. A roll of 110-145 children. Spacious grounds featuring a large grass field, hard courts, tennis court and two playgrounds provide a fun and stimulating environment for the children at Owhiro Bay School.

The community is central to how we do things at Owhiro Bay School. In partnership with Owhiro Bay Kindergarten we have established the Owhiro Bay Learning Community supporting learners from birth onwards. We enjoy a high level of community involvement and this is demonstrated through events such as the Annual Owhiro Bay Community Hangi and the Annual Owhiro Bay Fair. We have a number of active groups within the learning community; the Owhiro Bay Student Council, the Whanau Support Group and Parentlink to name a few.

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.

Lead School - Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour

Owhiro Bay School is the lead school for Cluster 28, comprising 30 RTLB (Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour).

The RTLB cluster, Nga Hau E Wha, or cluster 28, services 111 primary, intermediate and secondary schools from Seatoun to Pukerua Bay. RTLB work inclusively within the school community by collaborating with principals, school leaders, teachers, students, whanau, agencies and Ministry of Education to improve outcomes for all akonga.