Thank you for considering Browns Bay for your child’s primary education.  We welcome you and your family to our school and our North Shore primary schools’ community.

All children residing in the defined geographic zone will be offered a place at our North Shore school.  Please check if your street address is located within the defined zone.

Enrolment forms are to be completed and returned to the BBS office in the year before your child is due to start school. 

BBS are here to help in any way

Should you have any questions relating to our school, our policies, primary education and support for your child, our supportive team can help you.  We also have regular pre-school visits during the school year, should you wish to come have a look around and speak to us.

Nearly Fives transition to Browns Bay School

We know starting school for the Year 0 student can be a difficult transition.  Our Preschool Visit program gives your child an exciting opportunity to become acquainted with the school environment, meet some of the teachers and play with new friends who will be starting school with them.

This program is available to new BBS students whose enrolment is due by the September of the year before they turn 5.  Our preschool visit days are held on alternate Tuesdays between 9:30-10:30am, to help them prepare for their first day at Browns Bay.

In-Zone Enrolments

To ensure student-teacher levels optimal for learning, Browns Bay School has an enrolment policy in place to define criteria for enrolment. Entry is given to those children residing in the defined geographic zone only. 

Browns Bay School has had significant roll growth over the past few years, and this trend is continuing. The Ministry of Education has advised the Board of Trustees that extra new classrooms will not be available unless the current Enrolment Scheme is actively implemented. The Board of Trustees has not enrolled any out of zone students for some time. Unfortunately, we are now unable to enrol siblings of current students, if they are living out of our zone.

Parents need to be aware that if they move to an out of zone address their enrolled child is still considered in-zone, yet any siblings will not be eligible to attend Browns Bay School.

The Board will inform parents if there is any change to this policy.

Enrolment Forms


2019 Enrolments

Documentation Required Prior to Enrolment 

If the enrolment is for a 5-year-old please also fill out the form below:

Prior Participation in Early Childhood education 

Pre-Enrolments/Preschool Visits 

It is important that children are enrolled by the September of the YEAR before they turn 5. Browns Bay School warmly welcomes ‘Nearly Fives’ and their parents on Preschool Visit days. Preschool visits are held on alternate Tuesdays between 9.30-10.30am. At least one or two visits are worthwhile for pre-schoolers to become acquainted with the school environment before turning five.

For more info please download:

Preschool Visit Info Brochure

Preschool Visit dates 2019

Term 1       Tuesday 12 February,  Tuesday 26 February,  Tuesday 12 March, Tuesday 26 March, Tuesday 9 April

Term 2       Tuesday  7 May, Tuesday 21  May, Tuesday 4 June, Tuesday 18 June, Tuesday 2 July

Term 3       Tuesday 30 July, Tuesday 13 August, Tuesday 27 August, Tuesday 10 September, Tuesday 24 September

Term 4       Tuesday 22 October, Tuesday 5 November, Tuesday 19 November, Tuesday 03 December

Our Associate Principal will contact families prior to your child starting at school to make a separate enrolment meeting with you. For more information please contact the school office for details.