Stanmore Bay School, 32 Waiora Road, Auckland

office: 09 424 5540

©  Stanmore Bay School 2020
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

Latest News

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 2022:
We have worked with the other schools on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula to align our school dates:

School begins on Thursday February 3rd 2022 with our Whanau Connect days on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd February. Please remember to book an appointment with your child(ren)'s teacher.

Dates for 2022:
Term 1: Thursday 3 February to Thursday 14 April 2022. (Mid term 14 March)
Term 2: Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July 2022. (Mid term 7 June)
Term 3: Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September 2022. (Mid term 29 August)
Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 16 December 2022. (Mid term 21 November)

Due to changes to legislation children will no longer be able to start school under the age of five. Children who turn five during the term are welcome to start the beginning of the next term.

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 two innovative learning environments (ILEs). In 2017 we will have an additional ILE built for the Tui whānau.
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, swimming, athletics, cross country
te reo lessons
weekly kapa haka
chess club 
Gifted and Talented programme
computer coding group
Enviro group
Accelerated Learning Programmes