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School Facilities & Term 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, Assistant 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

  • Tiger Turf

  • Pump Track

  • 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.


Before & After School Care

Parua Bay School offers Before and After School Cares services onsite, for students at Parua Bay School and cater for the two local schools, Parua Bay Primary and Whangarei Heads Primary School.  We operate a transport services for Whangarei Heads school students.  For further information please phone the school office.

Last day of Term 4 2023 is Tuesday 19th December

Term Dates - 2024

Term 1


Thurs 1st Feb

First Day Term 1

Mon 11th March

Second cohort entry (New Entrants)

Fri 12th April

Last Day Term 1 

Mon 5th Feb
Tues 6th Feb
Fri 29th Mar - Tues 2nd Apr
Thurs 25th Apr

School Closed
Waitangi Day
Anzac Day (during holidays)



Term 2


Mon 29th Apr

Tues 4th June

Fri 5th July

First Day Term 2

Second cohort entry (New Entrants)

Last Day Term 2

Mon 3rd June

King’s Birthday (Public Holiday)

Fri 28th June



Term 3

Mon 22nd July

Mon 26th Aug

First Day Term 3

Second cohort entry (New Entrants)

Fri 27th Sept

Last Day Term 3 



Term 4

Mon 14th Oct 

Mon 18th Nov

Weds 18th Dec

First Day Term 4

Second cohort entry (New Entrants)

Last Day Term 4

Mon 23rd Oct

Labour Day (Public Holiday)