About Our School
Our School Logo and Story
Blockhouse Bay ākonga (students), represented by the tui on our logo, come to school to learn and experience a wealth of opportunities. The three koru on the tui represent the school’s vision ‘We Seek, We Strive, We Soar.’
Our kura (school), represented by the pōhutukawa, is built at the top of the slopes leading from the Manukau Harbour. Our kura provides a secure, inclusive and rich environment for learning. The maunga (mountain) represents the wider Blockhouse Bay whānau (family/community) which provides the sure foundations, rich history and traditions on which our school was established and continues to flourish.
The impact of our whānau, our kura and our ākonga is represented in the ripples of the Manukau Harbour. Blockhouse Bay ākonga are lifelong learners and their influence spreads out across Auckland, New Zealand, and the globe.
Our Vision and Whakatauākī
In 2015, the Blockhouse Bay School Community embarked on a process of revisioning which resulted in our new logo, vision and values, and whakatauākī.
These encompass the aspirations held by our community for every learner at Blockhouse Bay School.
WE SEEK knowledge, understanding and success
WE STRIVE to be creative, resilient and respectful
WE SOAR confidently into the world, strong in our unique identity
Ka tae mai he manu pī, ka puta he manu rere
Arrive a fledgling, leave soaring
Our kura (school) is committed to supporting positive behaviour through many different strategies. These include both proactive support and clear guidelines when things go wrong.
Our school rules, 'Manaakitanga - Be Kind, Be Honest, Be Respectful' provide a framework for our tamariki (children) supporting positive behaviour and well-being at our school.
Students and teachers use Manaakitanga to reflect on their actions, take responsibility for them and make positive changes if needed. You can find more about this in our ‘Supporting Positive Behaviour and Wellbeing’ Plan.
Supporting Positive Behaviour
After consultation with our learners, community and staff, our Board of Trustees sets the overall strategic direction of the school, policies, plans, goals and budgets.
Our Strategic Plan can be found below:
Our financial statements are also available below:
We work with SchoolDocs to maintain our policies in line with the Ministry of Education's National Achievement Guidelines, and relevant legislation and requirements. You can view the policies by visiting the SchoolDocs website and entering the school username and password below. You can also check on the dates and process for policy review by the Board of Trustees, and also provide feedback on any policy. This feedback is sent to the principal.
School Username: Blockhousebay
Education Review Office (ERO)
ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services, and publishes national reports on current education practice. Please click below for access to the latest Blockhouse Bay School ERO report:
Our learning spaces invite learners to feel right at home! They can find carefully designed spaces to create, learn, play and perform both inside and outside.
Lynfield Kāhui Ako
Blockhouse Bay School is a member of the Lynfield Kāhui Ako. Our local schools work collaboratively to support better outcomes for our whole community.
Click on the link below to find out more and discover rich stories of our journey to date and where we are going.