Message from the Principal
of Island Bay School
Welcome to Island Bay School. We are a primary school (years 1-6 ) on the picturesque south coast of Wellington. When you arrive here at Island Bay, you will have a real sense of place, from the bay to the city. We are committed to giving all students the best education possible.
Our mission statement captures our approach to learning: "passion for learning and skills for life". We want learning that matters, that makes a difference in learners’ lives that is connected to meaningful, relevant and deep contexts.
Our aim is to nurture children for their unique talents. We approach students believing that 'one size does not fit all' and all learners are unique. Students are part of the learning process and have opportunities to transfer their understanding in many contexts.
Our teachers are creative and collaborative in their delivery of the curriculum. Our teachers have a future focused lens to learning and are very innovative in their approaches to teaching and learning. We are a forward-thinking school that often pushes the boundaries of effective practices. We are proud of the staff who constantly challenge themselves to be the best they can be. They are professional, talented, empathetic and highly reflective.
We are incredibly proud to share our school with our community and see learning as a partnership between whānau, teachers and students.
We see each student as an individual, with their own unique strengths and areas to grow and develop. Our children are curious, sensitive, reflective, agentic, caring and talented individuals who know they can learn and develop in multiple ways. They know that they have the power to act and take their own learning to new heights alongside their teachers and whānau.
Please feel free to visit our website or pop in to organise a visit around our wonderful school.
Island Bay School
Island Bay School now has a School App!
Go to the App Store on your device and search Island Bay School to download the app to your phone or tablet.
Wednesday 1 February to
Thursday 13 April
Waitangi Day 6 Feb
( Easter Friday 14 April
Easter Monday 17 April
ANZAC 25 April)
During school holidays.
Monday 1 May to
Friday 7 July
Queens Birthday 5 June
Monday 24 July to
Friday 29 September
Monday 16 October to
Thursday 14 December
Labour Day 23 October