Torbay School

 Te Kura Tuatahi O Whangatoa.

Tēnā koutou katoa

Nga mihi ki a koutou katoa 

Ko  Māhuhu-ki-te-Rangi te waka

My canoe is Māhuhu-ki-te-Rangi

 Ko Waitemata te moana

 My sea is Waitemata

Ko Rangitoto te maunga

 My mountain is Rangitoto  

Ko Ngāti Whātua te iwi

My tribe is Ngati Whatua

Ko Whangatoa te kura         

My school is Torbay

Ko to mātou whakatauki ko te

My motto is

“Flying High learning for a Successful future”


No reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā  koutou katoa

PrincipalTorbay School is situated in the East Coast Bays on Auckland’s North Shore overlooking Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf. The school is approximately 20 minutes north of down town Auckland, New Zealand. We cater for children from Year 1 to Year 6.

We have extensive facilities with a commitment to academic excellence through an integrated curriculum that challenges and motivates students to realize their full potential. We support our curriculum by creating learning environments that best suits the needs of our students. We offer a variety of programmes including academic, cultural and sporting that enhance children’s learning.

At Torbay School we provide a basis for lifelong learners through a challenging, supportive, stimulating and caring environment. Opportunities are created to develop and support the strengths and talents of all individuals. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for and be involved in their own learning. Positive partnerships between the school and the community are valued and nurtured.

Wendy Sandifer (Principal)

Our Values

 Torbay School provides a positive learning environment that promotes and celebrates the values of:

  • Committment
  • Aroha
  • Respect and Responsibility
  • Excellence

We believe in a Learning Culture where

  • All children are valued and diversity recognised
  • Individual learning potential is fostered through effective learning and teaching
  • Literacy and Numeracy are emphasised
  • Achievement will be encouraged and celebrated
  • Respect, Responsibility, Commitment and Aroha are promoted
  • A sense of belonging will be developed through a nurturing, positive and caring environment
  • Positive partnerships between the school and the community will be valued
  • Teaching and Learning programmes are enhanced through high quality professional development



Our School now has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents/caregivers to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name "Torbay School" in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store.