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Welcome to Sawyers Bay School

Sawyers Bay School is a semi-rural school on the outskirts of Dunedin. We are a ten minute drive from the centre of town down the beautiful Otago Harbour

Who are we?

Sawyers Bay Primary School was established in 1861.

We offer a welcoming and inclusive community atmosphere.

Sawyers Bay achieve excellent results for our children and our current enrolment is approximately 140 students.

We offer spacious grounds and play areas, ‘Active Schools’ sports and PE for fun, challenge, cooperation and leadership; organised activities include netball, futsal, soccer, school camp (Year 5 and 6), T Ball, sponsored runs and swimming.

We have small class sizes and well resourced programs which include sports, ICT, visual and performing arts.

Arts activities include annual school play, recorder, marimba and guitar groups as well as many creative arts activities in the classroom

We are able to integrate learning support and extension as required throughout the school.

Term 1 2019

Dear Families,


We believe that there has been some uncertainty around our Enrolment Zone. Please note that we are currently taking enrolments from outside of the immediate Sawyers Bay Area. We support parents in having a choice so all families are most welcome to come in and have a chat with us about your child, and take a look around our space in action. We look forward to seeing you.

Sawyers Bay School Board of Trustees Election

Nominations are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 24th May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 7th June 2019.

Courtney Gibson, Returning Officer

Entertainment Book

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Wanting To Know More?

We welcome visitors and enquiries from prospective families. Please feel free to call into the office or phone (03) 472 8981 to arrange a visit. Ask for Courtney Gibson (Office Administrator) or Gareth Swete (Principal)

Literacy and Mathematics Curriculum Community review

Please click here to view the full summary of our recent community curriculum review

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