ISLAND
BAY 
SCHOOL

CONTACT:

admin@islandbay.school.nz

+64 4 939 3010

Absences please contact the above

or access the School App 

HOURS: 8:55am - 3:00pm 
8:55am - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am Break

11:30am - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:50pm Break

1:50pm - 3:00pm

ADDRESS:

6 Thames Street 

Island Bay, Wellington

6023

New Zealand 

Kia ora

Nau mai ki Kura o Tapu Te Ranga

 
 

Principal's Message

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.  


Deborah Fenton
Principal
Island Bay School

 

deborah@islandbay.school.nz

Term Dates · 2020

Term One

Wednesday 5th February Friday 10th April

Waitangi Day – Thurs 6th Feb
Teacher Only Days – Mon 3rd Feb
Term 1 Holidays – 11th - 26th April

Term Two

Tuesday 28th April

Friday 3rd July

Queens Birthday – Mon 1st June
Term 2 Holidays – 4th - 19th July

Term Three

Monday 20th July

Friday 25th September

Term 3 Holidays – 26th Sept - 11th Oct

Term Four

Monday 12th October

Friday 18th December

Labour Day – Mon 26th Oct

Parent Toolkit

Parent Toolkit

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.

Linc-ed

Seesaw

​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. 

IBS App

Parent Toolkit

Parent Toolkit

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 is a narrative form of assessment that 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. 

Kindo enables parents to make all their school payments online. School donation or lunch orders, trips, books, uniforms. Camps, fundraisers, shows. Easy.

Stationery for your child can be ordered through OfficeMax 'My School' for 2018.  Click on the link above and enter 'Island Bay School' in the search bar.