Latest News - 30 July 2015

It's great to be back. During the last week of last term I was fortunate enough to attend the New Zealand Principals' Federation Conference in Wellington. The conference was opened by the Prime Minister John Key. During the conference we heard from speakers from America, the United Kingdom, Singapore and a range of New Zealand experts. While many of the messages were positive there were also some pitfalls we were encouraged to avoid, including a continuous negative narrative through the media around failing schools. I will be doing my best to bring you good news! more

Board News June 2015

In this update - Property, Solar Energy, Emergency Water and Policies

The Board have completed the 10 Year Property Plan and our 5 Year Agreement has been signed off by the Ministry. We have the go ahead to redevelop/refurbish our classrooms to meet the learning needs of the 21st Century learner. We are also required to upgrade one of our toilet blocks to ensure warm water is available for hand washing.

Our next step is to get some concept drawings done to share with you so that you can have input into the overall design of Owhiro Bay School. The design will then be broken down into manageable stages, and hopefully we can make a start in 2016. As part of our 5YA 2014-2019, we have around $7000.00 for new furniture to put into our more

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 110-140 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.