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School Facilities & Dates

Parua Bay School has the following facilities in its grounds:

  • Te Kupenga o Te Matauranga (The Net of Knowledge) block, completed May 2021.  This block contains 8 classroom spaces (Y 3/4 and Y5/6), Library, Maker Space, Admin area (Reception, Principal's Secretary, Deputy Principal and Principal) and Staff Room.

  • Te Akonga ('Place of Learning') block containing 4 classrooms for Y0-2 students

  • Senior block (Y7/8) with 4 classroom spaces, designed for collaborative teaching.

  • Hall incorporating basketball hoops and gymnastic equipment

  • Swimming Pool 

  • Hardcover playground areas

  • Numerous sandpits

  • Covered Playground area

  • Netball Court

  • Various playground areas including a nature playground

  • Rugby, Soccer and Athletics Sports Fields

  • ICT Technology

Other facilities within Parua Bay School grounds/proximity:

Parua Bay Playcentre

This purpose built facility is parent-run and available for new-borns to school age children.  It is located within the school grounds, just a one minute walk to the school office. For further information phone 436 4074.


Manaia Kindergarten

This facility, manned by Early Childhood Teachers, is also purpose built and caters for children from 3 years of age to school age – it, too, is also located within school grounds with a board walk from the school to its location in Kiteone Road. For further information phone 436 1262.


Parua Bay Day Care

Beautifully furbished Day Care caring for newborn to 5 years.  For further information phone 436 5544.


sKids Parua Bay

Offers Before-School Care, After-School Care and Holiday Programmes.  sKids are located onsite at Parua Bay School and cater for the two local schools, Parua Bay Primary and Whangarei Heads Primary School.  For further information phone 021 127 1115.

Term Dates - 2021

Term 1


Thursday 4th February

First Day Term 1

Thursday 15th April

Last Day Term 1 

Easter holidays

Anzac Day 

Teacher Only Days

Fri 2nd April - Tues 6th April

Included in school holidays

1st April, 16th April, 3rd May



Term 2


Tuesday 3rd May

Friday 9th July

First Day Term 2

Last Day Term 2

Monday 7th June

Queen’s Birthday (Public Holiday)

Teacher Only Day

Friday 4th June



Term 3

Monday 26th July

First Day Term 3

Friday 1st October

Teacher Only Day

Last Day Term 3 

Mon 23rd August



Term 4

Monday 18th October 

Thursday 16th December

First Day Term 4

Last Day Term 4

Monday 25th October

Teacher Only Day

Labour Day (Public Holiday)

Friday 3rd December