Stanmore Bay School, 30 Waiora Road, Auckland

office: 09 424 5540

©  Stanmore Bay School 2018
Kia ora & welcome to
Stanmore Bay
Our vision statement:

"Empowering our community of learners to strive for excellence through effort and achievement.
Respect/whakaute, Connect/tūhono,
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

Term 3 2018 we welcome our new principal Mr Matt Sides. As mentioned in the mid July Hibiscus Matters, Matt’s first love is teaching. He hopes to have some involvement in the classroom. “We are preparing the kids for jobs that don’t exist yet and that means developing their thinking and enriching them in every way we can.”

Read the full article here.

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 2019:
Term 1: Monday 4th February to Friday 12th April 2019 (midterm cohort cut off date Monday 4th March 2019 - Children having 5th birthdays after 4 March, will start in Term 2.)
Public holiday in term time - Waitangi Day 6th February

Term 2: Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July (midterm cohort cut off date Monday 27th May - Children having 5th birthdays after 27th May, will start in Term 3.)
Public holiday in term time - Queens Birthday 3rd June

Term 3: Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th (midterm cohort cut off date Monday 19th August - Children having 5th birthdays after 19th August, will start in Term 4).
No public holidays in term time

Term 4: Monday 14th October to Wednesday 18th December (midterm cohort cut off date Monday 11th November  - Children having 5th birthdays after 11th November 11, will start in Term 1, 2020.)
Public holiday in term time - Labour Day 28th October

Please note our 2019 cohort entry dates have changed from the previously advertised dates and now align with Gulf Harbour School and Whangaparāoa School. Read more information here.

The cohort cut off 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 cut off 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