Nau mai ki Kura o Tapu Te Ranga
Nau mai ki Kura o
Tapu Te Ranga
Welcome to Island Bay School. We are a primary school (Year 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.
We aim 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 continually 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 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 learning to new heights alongside their teachers and whānau.
Please feel free to visit our website or pop in to organise a visit to our wonderful school.
Island Bay School
Term Dates · 2020
Wednesday 5 February Wednesday 8 April
Waitangi Day – Thurs 6 Feb
Teacher Only Days – Mon 3 Feb
Good Friday - 10 April
Term 1 Holidays – 11 - 26 April
Tuesday 28 April
Thursday 2 July
Anzac Day observed - 27 April
Queens Birthday – Mon 1 June
Teacher Only Day - Friday 3 July
Term 2 Holidays – 4- 19 July
Monday 20 July
Friday 25 September
Term 3 Holidays – 26 Sept - 11 Oct
Monday 12 October
Friday 18 December
Teacher Only Day - Tues 27 Oct
Labour Day – Mon 26 Oct
Our Parent Toolkit is our one stop shop for all Island Bay School communications. Please see the links below to get access to your account and keep up with your child's education.
Linc-ed is a tool used by teachers to enter and track assessment information for your child. You will be directed to Linc-ed to view your child's report. Parent accounts are automatically generated from email addresses and siblings are connected by default. Therefore parents can log in once and see all the learning stories for all their children.
Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.
Students can share snapshots of their learning using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps, like Google apps.
Island Bay School now has an app for notices, events and other important school messages.
Please see our Information & Housekeeping page for everything you need to know about how the school runs.
School office hours
Our School Day
Before school supervision
School payments & permission on KINDO
School communication channels