Green Bay Primary School opened on Monday 5th September 1960 with a roll of 120 pupils. The buildings consisted of four classrooms and toilets, office and staffroom at a cost of 18,000 pounds. A further 4,000 pounds was spent on site development, and furnishings added another 690 pounds.
Initially, the school just catered for Years 1-6. Then in 1997, an Intermediate Department was added, to give families more choice and to provide a continuous learning pathway within the local community.
The school has grown in popularity, today comprising over 450 students and 25 classrooms. Fostered by word of mouth recommendations from happy families, enrolments come from further afield than the Green Bay community - from Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn, Titirangi, Glen Eden and out towards Laingholm. Our Head Start programme is very popular, while our science specialist programme offers our students a rare treat not available at other primary schools.
Our school is very well equipped and has a well-stocked library and computerised Information Centre, a fantastic technology room, resource room, hall, networked computers throughout the school, a specialist science room, a music room, a special needs centre, large playing fields and a swimming pool. Plans are underway for an extensive building programme that will enhance learning opportunities.