Greg MacLeod

Principal & Senior Class Teacher

Greg enjoys leading and teaching at Broad Bay School and loves the focus that the community has on the environment.


Maggie Verberne Llewellyn

Office Administrator

Fiona loves being part of a school where everyone looks out for each other and there’s always something new and interesting happening.


Louise Crowl

Junior Class Teacher

Louise has a passion for teaching the early primary years, and believes in developing lifelong learners, who follow their interests and curiosities.


Marty Brash


Marty is a keen sailor, who enjoys maintaining the wonderful family friendly school grounds while satisfying his bent for fixing things.


Joy Atkinson

Senior Class Teacher

Joy believes in using real life activities to develop active engagement in learning for all students.




What do we aspire to? 


Broad Bay School strives to create an inclusive, nurturing and inspiring space for children to learn, which is deeply connected to our unique community and environment, and to grow lifelong learners who care about the world.


Whakamana - We uphold the mana of others

Manaaki - We are part of our community

Kaitiaki - We are guardians of our environment

Whakaoho - We inspire excellence in one another


How will we get there?  


Fostering quality learning through a diverse range of educational opportunities and a strong connection with the natural environment.

Growing confident learners who are connected with their local community and the world around them.

Promoting a strong sense of individual wellbeing through a safe and inclusive learning environment and connection with the wider school whānau.


Aim 1: Engage akonga in their learning, especially in writing.

Aim 2: Utilise our unique and special environment to enhance our local curriculum.

View the full Charter here


  • Small class sizes

  • Play-based learning

  • Specific and individual maths, reading and writing programmes

  • Enviroschools

  • Garden to Table

  • Specialist science program

  • Māori

  • Drama productions

  • Music

  • School sports teams

  • Visual Arts

  • Swimming and sailing



All students access the essential learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum at their level and pace, and receive instruction in: English, Mathematics and Statistics, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences, Technology, Science, and Learning Languages.

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies that are crucial not only for learning, but also for successfully navigating everyday life. The key competencies are: thinking, using language, symbols, and texts, managing self, relating to others, and participating and contributing. We weave the development of these competencies into the teaching of all learning areas. We encourage positive behaviour and provide positive reinforcement in the classroom and playground.



Following their recent evaluation, the Education Review Office judged Broad Bay School to be well placed to achieve valued outcomes for its students. In particular, they identified the following as key strengths of the school: 

  • a learner-centred curriculum that challenges students to develop to their personal best

  • authentic relationships with whānau and community that enhance student learning and engagement

  • collaborative practices that promote school improvement.

The full report is available here



View our Full Annual Report:

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