Stanmore Bay School, 30 Waiora Road, Auckland

office: 09 424 5540

©  Stanmore Bay School 2017
Kia ora & welcome to
Stanmore Bay
Our vision statement:

"Empowering our community of learners to strive for excellence through effort and achievement."

As a PB4L school:
"At Stanmore Bay we aim to create a caring environment, developing respectful relationships with our school wide community (parents, staff and students), to improve social, cultural and academic outcomes.  To do this we will consistently model, teach, acknowledge and praise positive behaviours.”

Principal's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Stanmore Bay School.  We are proud of our learning community and we see the education of our students as a partnership between home and school. We provide a caring, supportive environment for your children and we take pride in the fact our students are motivated, enthusiastic learners. Our school has a friendly, open door environment where parents are welcome and encouraged to be part of the learning process.

The school offers students a wide range of opportunities and places a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. In addition, we offer an After School Arts programme. We are also very proud to be a Silver Enviroschool. 

Our school motto is “The Sky’s the Limit”, which epitomises our endeavours. We all strive to take on those extra challenges and do our best.

Carol Abley - P.G. Ed. Admin, B.Ed, Advd Dip Tchng.

What's On

Latest News

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

Dates for 2018:
Term 1: 31st January  - 13th April 2018 (midterm cohort start 20/03/2018)
Term 2: 30th April  - 6th July 2018 (midterm cohort start 11/06/2018)
Term 3: 23rd July - 28th September 2018 (midterm cohort start 03/09/2018)
Term 4: 15th October - 14th December 2018 (midterm cohort start 12/12/2018)

The midterm cohort date is the mid-point between the start of term and the start of the next term. If a child’s birthday falls before the mid term date, then they can start school at the beginning of that term or at the start of any later term until their 6th birthday. If their birthday falls on or after the mid term date then they can start school at the beginning of the following term or at the start of any later term until their 6th birthday.

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 30 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, three playgrounds and a solar heated swimming pool. 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 an Associate Principal 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