Owhiro Bay School

Principal's Welcome

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Chao, Ni Hao, Dia dhaoibh, Namaste, Gidday, Guten Tag, Assalamulaikum, Ciao, Salve, Ayubowan, Fakaalofa atu, Hola, Susaday, Bonjour, Bula inaka, Malo e lelei, Sawasdee πpevet 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!

At Owhiro Bay School we are extremely proud of our school, our grounds and the accomplishments of our students with their teachers. With an ‘open door’ policy we often have, and also encourage, parents and whanau to visit our school to see us in action. We welcome visits even if parents have another school in mind to send their child to.

Ka kite, Tineke Giddy


We are open to enrolments from any students aged 5-10 years of age who would like to take their learning journey with 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. Please feel free tovisit or contact us to find out more.

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. 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: RTLB

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.