Information for the start of school-2024

January 11, 2024

This year, the first full day of the school year will be Wednesday, 7 February 2024.

The schedule for Wednesday, 7 February:

9am – All tamariki in their new classes

9.15am – A Whakatau in the hall to welcome all new tamariki (children) and whanau (families) to our kura (school). You are invited to attend

9.45am – everyone returns to class for a short food/kai break

Class Information
After the whakatau, parents are invited to their class to listen to their teacher/kaiako presentations, who will share information about teaching and learning programs, class timetables, organisation and time for any questions.

Juniors: R1 / R2 / R3 / R11 /R14 on the covered deck at 10am

Middles: R4 / R5 / R6 in R8 at 10.30am

Seniors: R7 / R9 / R10 in R8 at 10am

New tamariki and whanau are invited to the hall after their class presentations for kai and a drink with the Principal.

School finishes at 3pm

Parent/teacher conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will be on Tuesday 26 March, 1.30 – 5.30pm. Wednesday 27 March 3.30pm – 7.30pm. The school will close early at 1pm on Tuesday 26 March. This gives time for your kaiako to get to know your child and can enhance the learning conversations.

Sports Uniform and Stanley Bay Sunhats & Caps

All students are required to wear the Stanley Bay sunhat (sun-safe) during terms 1 and 4. For Years 3-6 students, we also have a school cap available, recommended whilst playing sports. In addition, the Stanley Bay School sports uniform is compulsory for all students on sports teams or when attending school trips. Please ensure your child has the sports uniform for our school trips. Hats and sports uniforms are only available for purchase through Kindo.

2024 Stationery

Stationery can now be purchased online via your Kindo account or by following the instructions below:

  • Go to Kindo

  • Orders placed via Kindo will be delivered to Stanley Bay School and distributed to the classrooms

  • You are welcome to purchase stationery at any retail outlet. Stationery lists are available on request, please email

2024 School Donation, Kindo and Supergenerous

We would greatly appreciate your payment for the school donation. Funding plays a significant part in the school’s operations and enables us to provide your children with high-quality education over and above what we are funded for.

The donation of $400 is voluntary, but the school could not operate without your support and payment. Payment can be made via our online shop Kindo, which will provide a tax receipt. However, Kindo is in partnership with Supergenerous, which enables families to opt in to automatically gift their 33% tax rebates to Stanley Bay School. By opting into Supergenerous in your ‘myKindo’ account at checkout, you can gift your 33% donation tax rebate back to your school. Once you have completed the 5 steps online your Kindo donation receipts will be sent directly to Supergenerous automatically. Your school can then claim your tax rebates on your behalf- increasing your donation!

Other key dates in 2024 – with more information being communicated in 2024

Term 1

13th February (Tuesday) – Family picnic 5pm – 6.30pm.

5th April (Friday) Parent quiz/silent auction night

Week 7: Whanau open day: visit classes to see learning in action.

Week 8: Parent/Teacher conferences

Week 8: Easter Friday (school closed)

Week 9: Easter Monday & Tuesday (school closed)

Term 2

Week 5: Friday, 31 May, Staff only day (school closed) for a Peninsula Schools Conference.

Week 6: Monday, 3 June, King’s Birthday (school closed)

Week 7: Whanau open day: visit classes to see learning in action

Week 7: Disco, Thursday, 13 June

Term 3

Week 7: Whanau Open Day: visit classes to see learning in action

Week 8: Parent/Teacher conferences: Tuesday, 10 September. 1.30pm – 5.30pm and Wednesday, 11 September: 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Week 8: Mud Run: Sunday, 15 September

Term 4

Week 2: Friday 25th October, Staff only day (school closed)

Week 3: Monday, 28 October: Labour Day (school closed)

Week 3: Disco, Wednesday, 30 October

Week 10: School finishes on Thursday, 19 December

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2024!

Noho ora mai

Emma Tolmie

MEdLd. GradDipTchg (Prim). BA. PGDipEd.

Tumuaki / Principal