For Parents

scheduleThe School Day

The first bell rings at 8.30 a.m., which is when our children are officially able to come on to the school site. Parents are encouraged to use the Before-School Care facility if they need to drop children at school early.

  • School learning day starts at 8.55 a.m. (Late arrivals must report to the office).
  • First learning block goes through until 10.50 a.m.
  • 10.50 a.m.- 11.20 a.m. - 10 minute morning tea, followed by a 20 minute play period.
  • Second learning block starts at 11.20 and goes through to 12.50.
  • 12.50 p.m. - 1.40 p.m. - Supervised eating of lunch, followed by a 40 minute play period.
  • Third learning block starts at 1.40 p.m. and finishes with a school bell at 3.00 p.m.

Please note: On Tuesdays the school learning day starts at 9:15am due to staff training

CarPick-up at the end of the school day

School finishes for the day at 3.00 p.m. and parents are most welcome to come on to the school site to meet their children. Alternatively many parents pick children up at various points around the school boundary e.g. the gate on Red Beach Road, the path on to Lucy Foster Lane. As a general rule, children who are not picked up by 3.15 p.m. are "gathered up" and asked to wait at the office. This is so that we can guarantee their safety. We do supervise children when parents are late to pick them up on the odd occasion but do discourage this from happening regularly. 

Liv - Coast families

I am the Family Support worker for Coast Families and would love to get to know you.  I love flower picking, op shopping and connecting with others.  I have three kids and with my husband we live on a farm in Waitoki with five chickens and a bunch of sheep.

I would love to connect with you and your whanau to be an additional support for you all during these primary school years.

ArgyleOnlineSchool Uniforms

All our school uniform requirements are available online through the online Argyle Shop. Please following the link.

The Red Beach School uniform can only be purchased from ArgyleOnLine. Parents and caregivers will find this system quick, easy and efficient to use. You will be able to pay by credit or debit card, direct credit or cheque. You can also generate a WINZ quote to take to WINZ. Orders are delivered directly to your door. Call Customer Service on 0800 274 953 to answer any queries you may have. Tape measures are available from school to enable you to measure your child as per the instructions on the ArgyleOnLine website. Measuring your child to ensure the correct size is selected is very important because sizes vary from garment to garment, and uniform sizes often differ from retail clothing brand sizes. For a list of our uniform click here

Stationery lists for 2024

Stationery items can be purchased through OfficeMax ( see below) or any other outlet of your choice.

Year 1 Term 1

New Entrant Term 2

New Entrant Term 3 and 4

Year 2

Year 3 / 4

Year 5 / 6

Office Max

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school ready faster!  The back to school stationery lists are already loaded and ready to go on the OfficeMax MySchool website.

This year OfficeMax have introduced Laybuy*, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free instalments - and still get your order right away.  We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go for the start of Term 1.  Don’t wait until mid-January when the ‘team of 5 million’ get home from holiday - order now and avoid the back to school rush.

It’s easy to shop online at  Just search for our school, select your child's class and/or subject lists and follow the instructions on the easy-to-use website.

If you prefer you can call the OfficeMax MySchool team on 0800 724 440 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm.

 OfficeMax makes it easy to get back to school ready with these great benefit

 Free delivery on orders over $46* Pay now or in easy instalments - internet banking, credit cards, debit cards or pay in 6 weekly, interest-free instalments with Laybuy (Terms & Conditions apply, see for details)

SchoolDocs.png School Docs

Go to School Docs to find all our online policies and procedures. 
1. Go to and click Search for your school OR
2. Go directly to your school’s site:
Username: redbeach
Password: Alberthall

2020_05_22_12_27_39.png  Kelly Club Before and After School Care

Kelly club run before and after school child care at Red Beach School and also a number of upcoming activities. To find out more please click on the link below for more info. Kelly Club Website

Gracie Pilgrem is the proud owner and operator of this pform venue. Contact Gracie directly at to book a free trial or to chat about your child's class. feel free to phone her on 0212166652 if that is more convenient for you too. if you want your child to become a skilled performer, enroll them in a class with Gracie at hibiscus coast. We teach classes for children and teens aged 4-18 for a variety of disciplines including drama, dance & performance in Red Beach. Simply book online now to secure a place. Gracie can be found at Red Beach School, Whangaparaoa between 3:30 and 7:30 every Friday during term time. She builds confidence, creativity, and character in every child she trains.

travelwise.jpgTravelwise at Red Beach School

In conjunction with Auckland Transport we have devised a Safe School Travel Plan.

The Auckland Transport Travelwise programme  delivers a Whole School approach to improving road safety and reducing congestion around schools. Safe School Travel Plans are developed and delivered by the school community working in partnership with Auckland Transport, Auckland Council, New Zealand Police and other community groups and organisations. Please click on the following LINK to find out more.

parking Parking outside the school gate

Parking outside the school gate can easily become a problem. Parents are not permitted to park in the staff carparks, inside the school boundary. (The parents from our Special Needs Unit are exempt from this as they need to drive right up to Motuora's door). The immediate area outside the school on Albert Hall Drive is a P2 area, which means you may only park here for 2 minutes during the hours of 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and 2.45 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. (Drop off and pick up only).

BYOD - Bring your own device

Over the past few years Red Beach has worked with the Ministry, students and our community to be in a reliable, tested and educated position to give students the opportunity to bring personalised learning devices to school. We want to continue to give this opportunity to our Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and 6 students who we believe, benefit from this opportunity.

We would like to emphasize that this is optional and not compulsory.

It is our aim to develop in our students the capability, skills and attitudes that will enable them to be learners for life. We want our young people to grow and develop, knowing and applying the qualities and characteristics of lifelong learners.

Any device will work however we do recommend Chromebooks. For more information look at the parent presentation page with the BYOD presentation.

Our overall goal at Red Beach School is to empower students to achieve and make a difference. Technology is a tool to engage students and have them engage in their learning. ‘Bringing their own Personalised Learning Device’ (more commonly called BYOD - Bring Your Own Device) is to develop an environment that caters for deeper learning. Student will use their digital devices in ways that promote learning and digital and technological literacy.


It is a Ministry of Education requirement that all children attend school. Therefore in the event of your child being unwell, you need to inform the school either by telling the teacher or leaving a message on the phone system. This is cleared daily. Attendance is monitored twice a day and if not explained can become a real issue for the school. We do let parents know when their child's attendance is less than 90%, just so to keep everyone informed. Lateness is counted as an absence.


Here at Red Beach School we offer Ezlunch, giving you more choices when providing lunch for your child. Ezlunch works closely with the Heart Foundation’s Fuelled4Life initiative – so you know meals are healthy and nutritious [including hot meals in the cold winter months.

Easy to order – just set up your account with your child’s name and room number, and have their meals delivered to their classroom.

View the full menu and set up your account here or go to Orders and cancellations should be completed online before 9am on the day of delivery.

If you need help please ring the ezlunch helpdesk on 09-475 5287 or 0800 EZLUNCH. Email 

Emergency Contacts

It is very important that the school is informed of who to contact should parents not be available, in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please keep this information up to date including parental numbers and addresses.

2022_05_23_10_52_48.pngThinking Caps

Thinking Caps offers Maths tutoring in-school at Red Beach School once a week on Fridays. We are specialists at working on building solid foundations of the basics and confidence. If you would like to give your child an extra boost in Maths please email: or phone: 094243536

Kids Link 

KidsLink is an online resource for schools and their parent communities. Here, you will find a range of service providers that specialise in working with children, young people and their families with issues that affect their learning, development and well-being.


BicycleRiding Bikes and Scooters to School

We encourage as many children as possible to walk, ride or scoot to school as a great way of keeping active and also alleviating the pressure on cars at the gate. Children are permitted to ride to school at any age although the Police recommend the children be at least 10 years of age.

School AssembliesSchool Assemblies

Throughout the year there will be school assemblies which will be advertised in the school newsletter and school calendar. Parents are most welcome to attend and indeed we are very lucky that many do. Parents and visitors are asked to be seated at the back of the Hall to allow space for the whole school to fit in.

Mufti DaysMufti Days

Periodically the school holds a "Mufti Day". This is when the children can wear their regular clothes rather than school uniform, paying usually a gold coin donation for this opportunity. A Mufti Day is usually held for a particular fundraising reason. We always hold 4 of them just prior to the school's Gala Day in November as part of the build up to the Gala. Mufti Days are however optional, if parents do not want their child to participate then that is absolutely fine.

lost PropertyLost Property

Unfortunately small children do lose their belongings , so the school stores all lost property in a purpose built alcove under the stairwell to the Room 12-16 classrooms. From time to time parent volunteers sort out these items and if named return them to the child's class. Please make sure that your child's clothing is labelled. Parents are most welcome to come in any time and look through what is left behind.

Sunsmart school

SunSmart School

Red Beach School is a sunsmart school. This means that in Term 1 and 4, we adopt a "no hat no play" policy. The children must wear a Red Beach School uniform bucket hat at all times when they are outside in the sunshine.