Haere Mai and Welcome to Bayswater School!
Bayswater School is a warm, friendly, family oriented school. It is important to us that everyone at our school feels valued, safe and develops a real sense of belonging, a connection to this place. We are a diverse school, with children and families from many different cultures and backgrounds. All children and families are welcome: we celebrate and enjoy our diversity.
It is our aim to launch each child on an exciting learning voyage, equipped with the dispositions and attitudes for success, working in partnership with parents and whānau.
Together, Navigating for Success
Te mahi tahi kia eke panuku
As well as a strong focus on the basics of reading, writing and mathematics, we organise our curriculum into ‘Learning Pathways’ in which children have the opportunity to explore topics in depth, pursue their own inquiries and communicate what they have learnt to a wider audience. These studies include science, technology, social sciences, the arts, health and physical education.
We focus on the development of resilience - helping children to be confident, empowered learners who are motivated, challenge themselves and have a strongly developed belief in their own capabilities, persevering and recovering quickly from setbacks.
As a child, Sir Peter Blake attended Bayswater School. We look to the life of this outstanding New Zealander as an example of leadership - group success and personal excellence. All children are given a wide variety of opportunities to develop their leadership skills and follow their passions. This may be through the arts, sports, academic pursuits, cultural activities, the enviro group, school council or the many leadership opportunities we offer.
We are one of only 27 Green-Gold Enviro Schools in Auckland (57 country-wide). As an Enviro School, respect for ourselves, others and the environment are integral to what we do.
Parents and whānau are a child’s first educators. We welcome and encourage your involvement in the life of school.
We welcome visitors to our school and look forward to meeting you!