Nau Mai, Haere Mai - Welcome to Titahi Bay North School


Kia ora Whanau,

If you missed my facebook live session today here are the key points.

  • First of all thank you all for your support, help, ideas and feedback during this very challenging year. Thank you to our hard working staff and board.

  • We are involved with PB4L an exciting program from the Ministry of Education. It supports schools with good to strong learning cultures and then supporting them to develop excellent learning culture.

  • Our school is part of the first Wellington Schools Healthy Lunches program. Every child receives a lunch chosen by them delivered to the school and eaten at school.

  • A reminder that students in 2021 will not need to buy stationary as we are using a portion of our MOE Donations fund to ensure that families and whanau are not impacted by this cost at the start of 2021.

  • School starts for the students on the 3rd of February 2021.

Mere Kirimete.

Grant Henderson


  • It is hard to believe that 2020 has come to a close. As a staff, school and community we ask all to remember the values that has enabled our country to deal with covid19. They are:
    Be kind
    Be patient
    Be respectful
    Check on one another
    Be safe.

  • Have a festive holiday break.

  • Remember that your school stationery is being provided under the MOE Donations scheme funding. This money comes from the Wellbeing Budget of 2018.

  • Our school office opens on the 1st of February for enrolments and questions.

  • School will reopen on the 3rd of February 2021.

We have a new absentee text number. It is 02108671045.

Nau mai, piki mai - Welcome to our school.

Titahi Bay North School (TBNS) is a school with a committed staff, a number of whom are long serving with much knowledge about the local bay area and community. Staff work to provide learning experiences that develop student confidence and achievement. TBNS students are encouraged, and able, to display the attributes of being positive tuakana teina and role models.

We also have a lot of fun as you can see...!

The school is organised into two strands

An English medium (Auraki) strand – teaching learning areas from the New Zealand Curriculum.

A Māori Medium strand (Rumaki) in which the students education is based on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, primarily delivered in Te Reo Maori

Teachers plan cooperatively to develop programmes to meet the needs of students. They share strengths and resources to support each other and the students. The school is involved in regular school wide events e.g. assembly, trips, singing, sports.

Te Whānau o Te Kakano, a reo rumaki whanau began at TBNS over 30 years ago in response to community wishes and aspirations.

We have 5 multilevel ruma auraki (English medium classes). The multi age groupings throughout the school allow for tuakana/teina relationships, role modelling and learning to flourish. For the past 20 years we have catered for Year 7 and 8 students, which also adds to the special character of our school – a whanau whanui ‘country school in town’ feel.

Children are with the same teacher and classmates for several years at TBNS. This creates strong relationships and kotahitanga. Research shows many benefits in having students learn in groups with older and younger peers and the pedagogical advantages of multi-age classrooms where students are with the same teacher for two or more years.

The school's policies and procedures can be found at SchoolDocs. User name is TBN and password is policies.

Kotahitanga i te matauranga: Our future is learning together as one

Check out our school calender under the 'our news' tab at the top of this page

We're proud of our efforts and achievements in curriculum and in activities such as kapa haka, sports participation, the arts and Education Outside of the Classroom activities.

Most years we have a number of our senior students from our Māori Medium class sitting NCEA Level One Māori.

We welcome whanau participation in school life. The best conditions for learning are created when whanau take an active interest in their child's school activities and learning.

Check out the activities and happenings at TBNS on Facebook by finding us there at Titahi Bay North School. Parents and Whanau can request to join our Facebook group.

School Stationary Information.

In 2021 we will be using funds from the MOE Donations Scheme to supply stationary for our students here at Titahi Bay North School. This funding comes from the 2018 Wellbeing Budget.