Joining our School

Our aim is that every child at this school will flourish. We look forward to welcoming your child to our school.

We provide an approach to learning which develops and balances both academic and social/ emotional skills and competencies. Our Positive Education/ Wellbeing programme provides not only a strong foundation for our highly regarded local curriculum but runs strongly through all aspects of our day.

We see it as our responsibility to shine the light on children’s talents, to broaden their interests, encourage passions and develop our children’s more personal qualities, to be enriched. For us to do this, we prioritise getting to  know our children very well and work closely with our committed parent community/ whānau. 

We expect our Year 6 leavers to leave us as curious, connected thinkers with a love of learning that will serve them well for the future.  Happy, connected children learn. Happy, connected staff and parents support this.


Worser Bay School is a geographically zoned school and has an Enrolment Scheme (Zone) in place. 

Students living in zone on the first day of school have automatic entry into Worser Bay.  Parents of students living within the zone and intend enrolling their child at any time, should notify the school immediately to assist the school to plan appropriately. 

If not, there are limited Out of Zone places available.  These places are reviewed term by term. If you are interested or know of friends and family who are interested - please enquire

More information can be found here:

In Zone Enrolments:  Parents of students living within the zone and intend enrolling their child at any time, should notify the school immediately to assist the school to plan appropriately. 

Out of Zone Applications Open

Terms 1 and 2, 2024 

Enrolment at our school is governed by an Enrolment Scheme, details of which are available here.

Out of zone applications are now being accepted for places in Term 1 and 2, 2024.  Actual vacancies will be determined at the time of the ballot. 

To apply, please complete an Out of Zone Application form.  Applications can be emailed to and need to be received by: 3pm, Friday 27 October 2023.

If the number of out of zone applicants exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.  If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on Tuesday 231 October. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within 3 school days of the ballot being held. 

Starting School

At Worser Bay we acknowledge the importance of a successful transition to school, working with parents to create a smooth and happy start for all children. 

Meet with Jude

Jude, our Principal, meets with all parents/caregivers starting at Worser Bay. This 30 minute appointment involves a chat about the nature of the school and what’s important to us and find out what's important to you.

Rising 5s

Rising 5s supports the transition into Worser Bay School. It's a great way for us to get to know the children and families before Day 1. For up to 2 terms, 4 year olds and their parents are welcome to come to school on Thursday between 2.00pm and 2.45pm.

Families attending Rising 5s take part in a range of activities and meet other parents and students starting school. Children will also get to know the team of teachers who will be working with them. New entrants, already here at Worser Bay, provide leadership and support for the Rising 5s.

For further information, contact Steph Williams, the Office Manager, at

School Visits

Children will have at least 2 school visits prior to starting school. One of these visits will be in our morning session from 9.00am until Morning Tea at 11.00am. The second visit will be in the middle time slot from 11.40am to 1.00pm. Students can choose to stay on for morning tea or lunch to gain some familiarity with these routines.

Parents/caregivers must remain on site but are encouraged to leave their child in Autahi, the New Entrant space, if the child is ready at the second visit.

We encourage students to share their portfolio of prior learning from their previous education centre, if they have one, either at their school visits, at Rising 5s or on their first day.

Getting Ready for School - 4 Easy Steps