Stanmore Bay School, 32 Waiora Road, Auckland

office: 09 424 5540

©  Stanmore Bay School 2023
Kia ora & welcome to
Stanmore Bay
Building curious minds

Guiding our students to grow into adaptable, confident and creative learners in our community

Create an environment of connection and respect to empower our students on their learning journey to greatness and personal excellence

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the community that is Stanmore Bay School.

Our learners at Stanmore Bay School have so many opportunities to develop into amazing students by the time they leave for Secondary School. Their ongoing development happens alongside you as a parent and us a staff of amazing dedicated teachers and support staff.

Our students get to learn all the elements of the New Zealand Curriculum both inside and outside the classroom throughout their time here. We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) school, where our students authentically learn how to interact with peers and teachers so that they can use a range of sound social skills in their own context.

We all strive to take on those extra challenges in our learning and aim do our best - guiding our students to grow into adaptable, confident and creative learners in our community.

Together we respect, connect and learn.

Nau mai, haere mai.

Matt Sides

What's On


School is now open again. We welcome all akonga back on site.

For all our latest events and news, be sure to connect with your child's class on HERO. Also check out our newsletters and school calendar.

Dates for 2023:
Term 1: Tuesday 7th February to Thursday 6th April
Term 2: Wednesday 26th April to Friday 30th June
Term 3: Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September
Term 4: Monday 9th October to Friday 15 December

About Stanmore Bay School

At Stanmore Bay School we provide a stimulating environment in which quality teaching and learning can be achieved. We encourage enthusiasm for life-long learning, and develop self-discipline, perseverance and confidence in our akonga. Stanmore Bay School is a PB4L school (Positive Behaviour for Learning). Read about how we achieve this here.

We are located at 32 Waiora Road in Stanmore Bay. Stanmore Bay is part of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, 30 minutes north of Auckland. We are within walking distance to the beach, sports fields, leisure centre and public reserve. Our school is built on a hill in the centre of the Stanmore Bay community.

We are lucky to have a large sports field, three large courts and three playgrounds. We have a multimedia auditorium, a hall and extensive library collection. Our music suite is well resourced with Orff tuned and untuned percussion instruments, as well as modern rock instruments and a practice PA. Classes have the opportunity to work in the tech suite taking part in kitchen chemistry and cooking. As an Enviroschool we have a fruit orchard, and recycling, composting and worm farm facilities.

Our school is made up of three Whānau:
Tui whānau  - Year 0 to 2
Korimako whānau - Year 3 and 4
Kāhu whānau- Year 5 and 6

Each whānau has a Whānau Leader and Senior teacher who are responsible for monitoring the learning and progress of their year levels. The curriculum is designed by them in conjunction with curriculum teams, with staff working across the school to ensure continuity of programme and a smooth transition to each level of the school as the students move to the next whānau. We have single cell classrooms as well as three innovative learning environments (ILEs).
Our broad curriculum
As well as quality learning in Literacy and Numeracy, SBS offers:

weekly music tuition for all classes
choir, ukulele, African drumming and rock band
drama lessons through The Perfomance Net
interschool sports teams - rugby, netball, hockey, basketball, cricket, athletics, cross country
te reo lessons
weekly kapa haka
chess club 
Gifted and Talented programme
computer coding group
Enviro group
Accelerated Learning Programmes