‘Together we will develop caring students, maximising their potential.’



During recent discussions about how we could improve our Bay of Islands College Website, it was suggested we build an Alumni, former students of our school who may be interested in making donations to the school to  do a range of jobs that are outside our usual scope of ‘educational’ work but would be beneficial to the present, past and future students of Bay of Islands College….Read More

Great stuff from past pupil Kyla Sherbanowski
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Siblings from Bay of Islands hit the high seas together in the navy

Three of our past pupils showing how success looks to them!  All from the same whanau too. Well done guys

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School Bus Travel Changes

We have nine school buses that transport our students to and from school every day. Those buses are–Haruru Falls, Karetu, Matawaia,
Motatau, Orauta, Pakaraka, Rawhiti, Russell & Waikare.

We also have students from Kawakawa and Moerewa Primary who are the only other schools that are eligible to catch our
buses. These students must sit three to a seat.

This year our school roll has grown which has put immense pressure on some buses. I have been working with Perry and Tania Clark to alleviate this situation and from there we have been auditing all student bus lists, to make sure that students are riding the correct bus according to the home address we have on record.

Very soon we will be issuing all bus students with a colour coded photo identification bus pass that will only allow them to ride their allocated bus. The drivers will only accept students with their correct pass. This will stop overcrowding and unsafe conditions on the buses. Students will be responsible for looking after their bus passes, as drivers will not accept students onto the buses
without a pass. If for any reason students must ride another bus, they will need a letter from home explaining why and they must come directly to me for a temporary pass for that day only. They will only be able to ride this bus if there is room.

We hope to get the current overcrowding condition under control as soon as possible so that the transportation of all students is safe and enjoyable.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.                   

Annette Wynyard Bus Controller   

Registered Experienced teacher required

Due to roll growth in 2020 we are looking for two registered experienced full time teachers for our Year 9 and 10 core subjects. Are you a positive, innovative, caring and enthusiastic teacher and would like to be a part of our school-wide change and improvement journey. You need to be someone who can inspire our students on their literacy and critical thinking journey and to lead them to do their best. Start date as soon as possible. Please email Debbie Russell, Principals PA drl@boic.school.nz to apply

Come along and join in this fun day.  There will be plenty of parking through the bottom entrance
gate to our school drive up to the back field. Someone will assist you with parking.

All food purchases at this Gala Day will be make by ticket and these tickets can be purchased from
the schools main office on the day.

Any queries regarding holding your own stall here on the day please contact Suzie Hati on

A reminder that this day is a normal school day for staff and students.  All buses will be running
as normal on this day. Whanau are welcome to jump on board if there is room.  A day in lieu will
occur during Term 3, on a day to be advised. Please come along and join us in what will be a fun
and entertaining day of fundraising.

New Uniform Polo Shirts currently on order now. We will advise when they arrive

Uniform and Stationery shop regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.30am – 9.00am and then again in the lunchbreak 1.25pm – 2.15pm

Gala Day Blog Competition

Write a blog post about your day at the school gala and go into the draw to win a mystery prize.  Include a photo and you have two chances in the draw.  You can enter as many times as you like.  Click here to enter


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ESM Students Grow Vegetables

A HUGE thanks to Kericell Nursery for their generous donation of seedlings to our recently established Environmental Sustainability Management class. We have just harvested our first crop of lettuce and are looking forward to the broccoli and cauliflower being ready soon. Also we would like to extend a very special thanks to Broad Spectrum for […]

Newsletter Issue 1. May 2019

A message from the Principal Ngā mihi o te tau ki a koutou kātoa o Te Kāreti o Peowhairangi. Greetings to you all and although this newsletter is long overdue, I want to express my delight and excitement to be the new principal of this wonderful school. Click here to read full newsletter…