top of page
Blockhouse Bay teacher reading to students

Reporting an Absence

It is important that tamariki attend school every day unless they are sick or for an important family reason such as a tangihanga or funeral. 


We ask whānau to let us know if your child will be away from school and the reason why. 


To report your child’s absence:

  • Go to the Hero app, sign in and click on the absence tab. Follow the prompts.

  • Email 

  • Ring the office on 09 627 9940. Follow the prompts to select the absence line. 

  • Please provide your child’s full name, room and reason they are away.

Blockhouse Bay student sanitising hands

Staying Well

Our School follows the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education.


Public health measures continue to be followed:

  • If you are sick, please stay home and get tested.

  • Good hygiene is supported.

  • Cleaning routines in place at school.

  • Good ventilation is ensured at school.

  • Children who test positive with Covid-19 are asked to stay at home for 5 days.

Blockhouse Bay student writing in book

At the start of the year Stationery Packs can be purchased online through Officemax.


Go to Enter your child's name (no 'Student ID' required). Select the Year level / Room for your child, this will link you straight through to the stationery list.


Your order will be delivered to your home. Please bring this to school on the first day of the school year.


During the year Pōhutukawa may order from the school office but children from other levels will need to go to a local stationery shop.


Blockhouse Bay students playing in Fale

Important Dates


Term 3

Monday 17th July - Term starts 8.50 and finishes at 3pm

Friday 22nd September - School finishes at 3pm

Term 4 

Monday 9th October - Term starts 8.50 and finishes at 3pm

Monday 23rd October - Labour Day Holiday

Friday 17th November - Teacher Only Day

Wednesday 20th December - School year finishes at 1.30pm


Term 1

Tuesday 6th February - Waitangi Day Holiday

Wednesday 7th February - Meet the Whānau: Appointments with your child’s teacher

Thursday 8th February - Term starts at 8.50 and finishes at 3pm

Friday 12th April - School finishes at 3pm

Term 2

Monday 29th April - Term starts at 8.50 and finishes at 3pm

Monday 3rd June - King's Birthday Holiday

Friday 28th June - Matariki

Friday 30th June - School finishes at 3pm

Term 3

Monday 22nd July - Term starts 8.50 and finishes at 3pm

Friday 27th September - School finishes at 3pm

Term 4 

Monday 14th October - Term starts 8.50 and finishes at 3pm

Monday 28th October - Labour Day Holiday

Wednesday 20th December - School year finishes at 1.30pm

Blockhouse Bay students using digi-tech

Our School Day includes time for learning and time for play. 


Click below to view details about our school day.

Our School Day

Blockhouse Bay kapa haka student

Cultural Groups

Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of groups where they can express their own culture as well as learn more about others. Both our Kapa Haka and Pasifika Groups provide our Māori and Pasifika students, along with others, the chance to share skills, learn from one another and experience success. We also have a Bollywood Group which is open to all students.

Blockhouse Bay students at sports day


All students develop sporting skills during classroom programmes. Many other opportunities to participate in Sport exist at Blockhouse Bay Primary School particularly for Years 3-6. These include Athletics, Cross Country, Cricket, Flipper-ball, Swimming, Netball, Soccer, Rugby, Chess, Table tennis, and T-Ball. 


For more details contact your child's teacher.

Blockhouse Bay parent and student Pacific outfits

Hui and Fono

A Māori whānau group meets to discuss the needs and aspirations of Māori tamariki (children) and to partner with the school to best meet these needs. 


Similarly Pasifika Fono takes place so that Pasifika parents and families can discuss ways we can best support our Pasifika learners.

Blockhouse Bay students on school turf

Out of School Activities

Blockhouse Bay Primary School does not run after school activities but some outside providers do provide some on site. Please find information and contacts below:


Musiqhub: Runs classes during school and after school

Jakub Roznawski | Phone 0210242 0972 | Email


Phone 021911459 | Email



Skateboard classes:

Phone 0220 929121 | Email

Concerns and Complaints

When things go wrong at school…


We want to know if you have a concern or complaint about something that has happened at school. We can then understand the concern or complaint and work to resolve it.

Most concerns or complaints can be solved with an informal talk with the person involved. However if you are still worried about something to do with your child or children go to Step 1. If your concern or complaint is more general or serious go straight to Step 2.

  1. Make an appointment to speak to your child’s teacher.

  2. If you are still concerned you can contact the office to make an appointment to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team or the Principal. 

  3. If the matter is not resolved you can make a formal complaint by writing an email or letter to the Principal, Board of Trustees Presiding Member or another Board member.

For more detailed information go to:

School Username: Blockhousebay

Password: soar

Please note: Copyright: Except where stated, the content on the SchoolDocs website is the copyright of SchoolDocs Ltd. It may not be reproduced without permission from SchoolDocs Ltd.

Then search 'Concerns and Complaints'

Blockhouse Bay student on zipline at school camp

Year 6 Camp

A highlight for our Year 6 tamariki is camp! Every student has the opportunity to attend camp for 3 days and 2 nights and participate in many exciting and challenging activities. They grow in confidence and strengthen friendships. They arrive home tired but happy!

Blockhouse Bay student on scooter


Our Travel Policy  encourages the use of a variety of ways of getting to and from school. Here are some possibilities!


Walking: Children can walk to and from school. Don't forget the option of 'Stop, Drop and Stroll!' This is a combination of car and walking, which is great for avoiding congestion!

Quick Drop off or Pick up: From 3pm until 3.20pm. Children can meet you at one of these school gates: Yellow, Library or Countdown Gate. School staff supervise children while they wait. If your child is in Pōhutukawa or Kōwhai please let the teacher know they are to wait at the gate.


Bike: Year 6 only. Children need to write to Mr Robinson for permission.


Click on the link below if you want more information or if you are interested in any of these initiatives - please contact the school office 627-9940 or

Blockhouse Bay students in pool

School Pool

Our school pool is available for the school community to use over the summer.


Whānau may hire a pool key from school and immediate family may enjoy a swim and a catch up with other Blockhouse Bay School whānau.


This is dependent on the availability of community members to look after the pool and whether current Covid restrictions allow. Details will be shared through our school app, Hero.

Blockhouse Bay parents and children in hall

School Shop

Kindo is our online school shop. Families can pay for more of their child's school needs online - School Hats, FAB school fundraisers e.g. Sausage Sizzle, Movie Nights or Pizza Days. Click on a link below to go to the shop or sign up. 

New User? Click here

Already Registered? Shop now

Tutorial on how to use the school shop Click here

Blockhouse Bay students on playground

Before and After School Care

A 'Before & After School Care' Programme is offered at Blockhouse Bay Primary School, by an outside provider 'Care 4 Kidz'.


Students may attend any number of days a week on either a permanent or a casual basis from 7.00am to 8.20am and 3.00pm to 6.00pm. This service is quite popular and has a maximum number of places. 


If you would like further information or an enrolment form, please contact Care 4 Kidz Manager, Els Baudewijns on Mobile 027 362 8494 or at the Technology Room in the Manukau Block, any afternoon after 3.00pm.

bottom of page