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Welcome to Parua Bay School.


School Values

Find out about our 4Rs; 

Relationships, Resilience, Respect, Responsibility.


Teaching and Learning at Parua Bay School

In this ever changing world , where dispositions and key competencies are often valued above academia by employers, we at Parua Bay School endeavour to deliver a modern curriculum using evidence - based strategies and an open, reflective pedagogy.


Parua Bay School Vision


The Parua Bay School Vision of:


Latest News & Events

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Out of Zone Enrolments 2020

Parua Bay School
The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Parua
Bay School for the 2020 school year.
Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available
from the school office and on the school’s website.
Application forms for out of zone students are available from the school office and on the
school’s website.
The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Tuesday 15 October 2019.
The board has determined that 15 places in Year 0 - 8 are likely to be available for out-of zone
students next year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications
received from students who live within the school’s home zone.
If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students
will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required it will be held on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.
Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being

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Kia ora koutou whanau

Welcome to our fantastic school in Parua Bay, Northland. Established in 1871 at Owhiwa Road, Parua Bay School is one of the oldest schools in Northland, nearing its 150th birthday. Ideally located on the stunning Whangarei Heads Peninsular, only 20 minutes from Whangarei, Parua Bay School is also one of the fastest growing schools in the district with a predicted roll of nearly 400 students by the end of 2018. A co-educational school from Years 1-8, Parua Bay School still manages to engender the values and philosophies of a smaller community school, where caring for the environment and each other, respect, a balanced curriculum and the enjoyment of learning are all crucial components of the children’s education.


Parua Bay School offers a balanced combination of “Olde World Values” with modern teaching philosophies and state of the art facilities and buildings, along with a future – focused approach to preparing your children for the realities of life. Our 4 R's Values Programme (Relationships, Respect, Resilience, Responsibility) has recently been launched at Parua Bay School in 2018, and we are very excited at the prospect of ensuring that students, staff and community live these values on a daily basis.


The teachers are experienced, reflective and caring and regularly challenge themselves and each other to review their practice to seek better outcomes for all students. Teachers are teaching in collaborative teams and students are encouraged to take risks, solve problems, master independent learning skills, take ownership of their learning and, above all, have fun with their learning.