New Families

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Zone Requirements Here

Download the Out of Zone Ballot Application Here


Pre-school visits and Enrolment

Parents and children are encouraged to visit before beginning school. Once your child is pre-enrolled, your child’s Guardian Teacher will contact you in the month before their fifth birthday to arrange some pre-school visits or feel free to email the school 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. 

Take a tour


Prospective parents and their children are always welcome to come to look around our exciting learning environments. If you are interested in finding out more about Island Bay School please call to arrange a time to meet our Principal and take a tour of the school.



Once your child has turned four years old please contact the school office to pre-enrol. Your child’s name will then be added to the Island Bay School’s pre-entry register. This helps us to plan classes for the year ahead.

Enrolment Forms


Enrolment forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from this website. Return the completed form one month before your child is due to start at school.  At this time we need to see your child's passport or birth certificate and their immunisation records.  

Download the Enrolment Form

What to expect on your child's first day

On your child's first day, they will need to bring:

  • their school bag

  • lunch including a fruit snack, morning tea and lunch

  • drink bottle

  • sunhat (in Terms 1 & 4)

  • a spare set of clothes can be useful for junior students

Please make sure all their belongings are named.


Stationary packs can be purchased from the office on the day.

Bring your child to the School Office by 8.45am where you will be directed to your child's class.

Teachers are rostered to supervise children in the playground during morning tea break and lunchtime. 

Junior students (New entrants, Y1s, Y2s) will remain in class to be collected unless parents have made an alternative arrangement with the teacher.


Children in the grounds after school need to be supervised by parents/whānau/caregivers.

What else do I need to know?

See the Information & Housekeeping page on our website for:

  • details on office hours

  • how the school day runs

  • how the school is organised

  • how to make payments and give permission



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. More information on this and our other Te Reo programmes can be found on our Whanau website page.

Enrichment programmes & Extracurricular activities


Island Bay School offers a range of enrichment programmes for our students that add to our regular curriculum and provide children with opportunities.

We also offer a number of optional activities that children can choose to participate in. Teachers will talk to children about these programmes in class to see who is interested, however we encourage you to also talk to your children about these options.

See a summary of what's on offer here.

Wellbeing, Health & Safety


The wellbeing, health and safety of our students, staff and school community is our top priority at Island Bay School.

See more information here.

Kelly Club provide after school care at Island Bay School, in our school hall.

3pm to 4.30pm for a half session.

3pm to 6pm full session.

Kelly Club is an OSCAR approved provider so they comply with all of MSD's childcare requirements. 

Contact 022 1986316


Kelly Sports (Yrs 1-4) is a great way to improve your child’s motor skills and coordination within a FUN environment.
They aim to develop and enhance balls skills; catching, kicking and throwing, while improving strength, flexibility, hand/eye coordination and spatial awareness. With two weeks each of different sports each term.
They teach new skills and improve ability by using games, drills and exercises. It’s a great way to try new sports, improve skills and maintain fitness – all while having FUN!


Tuesdays lunchtimes for 8 weeks of each term.

For more information go to or email or ph 04 972 7201.



+64 4 939 3010

Absences please contact the above

or access the School App 

HOURS: 8:55am - 3:00pm 
8:55am - 11:00am - includes brain break

11:00am - 11:30am Break

11:30am - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:50pm Break

1:50pm - 3:00pm


6 Thames Street 

Island Bay, Wellington


New Zealand