Pre-school visits, enrolment
Parents and children are encouraged to visit before beginning school. Once your child is pre-enrolled, your child’s teacher will contact you in the month before their fifth birthday to arrange some pre-school visits or feel free to email to arrange some visits.
Island Bay School is zoned, which means that children can enrol at our school if they live within our local area. Please check the map to ensure that you live within zone.
We hold a pōwhiri each term to welcome new families and staff to our school. New people are given support and taught correct protocol from staff and students.
The school day
8.10am For those parents needing before school care, this is provided free in the library from 8.10 - 8.30 Then children can go to classes.
8.30am Children are welcome in classes to prepare for the day and to play in the playground.
8.55am Learning begins
10.00am Fruit break (in-class)
11.00am Morning tea
11.30am Learning continues
1.50pm Learning continues
3.00pm School day finishes.
Junior students (New entrants, Y1s, Y2s) will remain in class to be collected unless parents have made an alternative arrangement with the teacher.
Teachers are rostered to supervise children in the playground during morning tea break and lunchtime. Children who return to play in the grounds after school need to be supervised by parents/whānau/caregivers.
After school care is provided by Kelly Club. This is a paid service.
Click here for details about Kelly Club.
School donation and payments
School fees are a voluntary donation (tax deductible) and help fund the curriculum, classroom resources including playground and sports equipment and library facilities.
2016 fees: $260/child (per year)
This can be paid in termly instalments of $65/child.
Paying for school activities online
You can pay for all school activities online using Kindo. Once registered, you will be able to pay for donations, trips, stationery, sunhats etc. online.
School organisation for 2018
Island Bay School is organised into teams called syndicates or hubs. These are groups of classes that plan and work closely together. Syndicate classes are usually located together and are led by a senior teacher. In 2018 the teams are grouped as follows:
NE, Year 1 & 2
Deanne, Shanon, Alyson, Gina, Thena, Maria
Dianne, Racheal, Nathan,
Rimu Year 3 & 4
Caitlin, Lizzie, Ross
Victory Park site (on the north side of Thames St),
Kaleidescope Year 4, 5 & 6
Abbie, Mel, Michael
Infinity Year 5 & 6
Stationary is available through Office Max. A list of requirements is on their website..
Please click on the link to go to 'MySchool' for stationery 2018.
Children are required to wear brimmed hats in term 1 and 4. They are welcome to bring their own hat or purchase a school hat from the office.
Supporting your child's learning after 1 year at school.
Basic sight words.
What do good readers do?
Reading and comprehension strategies.
More details concerning enrolment etc. here.
See the link below which outlines how we plan to keep our children and staff safe in an emergency
Please explore the website for more information and stories about our school.