Our Information


Bus Transport is available for those who meet the criteria.  We have one school bus that serves our school, doing two runs:

3:00pm – Pick up at Welcome Bay School, stops at Welcome Bay Road opposite Kaiwha Road, Opposite #456 Welcome Bay Road, Romai Marae, Te Kura o Otepou, Corner of Welcome Bay Road and Rocky Cutting Road (Bus Turns)

3:30pm Pick up at Welcome Bay School, stops at Maungatapu School, Corner Panorama Drive and Wade Place, Kaitemako Road opposite Waipuna Park, Corner Welcome Bay Road and Esmeralda.

Parents must notify the school if their child is not going to be using the bus on a particular day as all children are checked on the bus after school. A Duty Teacher supervises all bus children until the bus leaves the school. All families must fill out a School bus behaviour agreement outlining the expectations on our school bus.

House Groups

Your child will be put into a House Group by their classroom teacher shortly after they begin school.  We foster healthy competition between House Groups in classroom learning, achievement and excellence in a range of areas including behaviour, and the winning House Group competes for the House Trophy at the end of each year.  The House Groups are the five birds representing our Welcome Bay Learner (Falcon, Kea, Kereru, Albatross and Blue Heron).


Currently the school offers lunches twice a term (usually the last Friday of the month).  These lunches need to be pre-ordered on the Thursday before school for delivery Friday lunchtime. Details of upcoming lunches are advertised in the school newsletter.  The School Support Group offer this service.

Office Hours

Our Office Administrator is Mrs. Cherie Stirling. The office is open from 8.00 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. There is a message service on the phone.   Please feel free to leave a message if we are busy and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  School Office number is 5441113.


Our school has an awesome school uniform. It is compulsory for all pupils. It is very smart, practical, affordable and we expect it to be worn with pride as our tamariki represent our school.  Our uniforms can be purchased from:

NZUniforms – (07) 985 6213
371 Cameron Road

The friendly staff will help you try on uniforms and they know exactly what our school requirements are.  Uniforms can also be ordered from NZ Uniforms online and will be promptly couriered to school.  NZ Uniforms provides a lay-by facility, alternatively they also accept WINZ quotes.

Our children are the school’s most valuable resource.