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Photo courtesy of the Otago Daily Times


The little school with a big heart

Haere mai ki te Kura o Whakaohorahi!


If you have children in Years 1–8, or a 4-year-old bursting with energy, you might be wondering about the local schooling options. We encourage you to call in and have a look at our exciting teaching and learning programmes in action.

If you would like to find out more, or talk to us about enrolling, please call us on 03 478 0706 or email

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3D Map and History Project

Thank you very much to Canon NZ for the funding and equipment provided for this project through the Canon Oceania Grants 2020! We will create a 3D model of Broad Bay and the harbour that connects with the oral histories of our local people through QR codes. If you are an ex-pupil or have other local history to share with us, we'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using this this simple-to-use online form (preferred) or email You might also like to check out this Education Gazette article about our project!    

Recent Funding

We thank Creative New Zealand and the DCC for the funding they have awarded us this year, which will allow us to hold workshops in which our students will work with local artists and filmmakers. These workshops will form part of our 3D map and history project. We also thank the Bendigo Valley Foundation for the funding they have provided to support our school swimming programme.   

I liked how the school felt like a big family and offered many opportunities for learning new skills including sailing and skiing.

- James Hurley, age 12

Broad Bay is such an awesome school and it has so many amazing opportunities to offer. Being in a class with a variety of year levels is a really good experience and the small size of Broad Bay means you get more of an individual focus from the teachers to develop your learning. I definitely wouldn’t have made any other choice for my primary and intermediate school education.

- Phoebe Whittam, Bayfield High School Head Girl and Dux, 2020

I enjoyed my time at Broad Bay School because of the friendly community and the tight friendships you build.

- Aurora Bettis, age 12


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