Albany Primary

Albany Primary School
"Where learning makes a difference..."

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  • It has been great to see our students back at school.  

    Many thanks to our parents for adhering to our procedures to keep our school site safe.

    Principal's Update - 26th November

    Dear parents 

    Just a brief update today as we settle back into the new routines of welcoming some 550 pupils returning this week. Thank you all for being so respectful of the requirement to remain on school grounds for only 15 minutes; wearing a mask correctly at all times, not entering classrooms (unless prior approval given by the classroom teacher), scanning and signing in if you need to enter the school office. The arrangements to collect your child at either 2.30pm or 2.55pm have worked well with reducing congestion at the front gate and collection areas. We have been advised by the Ministry of Education that current COVID regulations will remain in place until the end of the year, despite any change to the traffic light system.

    The transition back to school for many children has been seamless, however as the week progresses teachers are noticing the additional tiredness that is evident with attending school physically, compared to learning from home. If you are also noticing this in your child, please give them time at home as they adjust to the demands of life back at school five days a week. Please also keep your child at home if they are unwell.

    Our staff have been vigilant in ensuring the required guidelines have been adhered to wherever practicable, and the beautiful spring sunshine has certainly helped us with ventilation and outdoor lessons. The Ministry of Education and Health have provided us with very clear procedures for the management of contact tracing requirements should there be any notification of close contact or a positive case in our school. 

    Together in learning

    Maree Bathurst


    End of Year Celebrations

    We advise that our end of year celebrations will be pre-recorded events available to be viewed online at 6.00pm with your whānau.  Links will be communicated via our usual channels shortly before this time.

    Junior Syndicate (Years 0-2) Tuesday 7th December

    Middle Syndicate (Years 3-4) Wednesday 8th December

    Sports (Years 3-6) Thursday 9th December new announcement

    Senior School (Years 5-6) Friday 10th December

    An opportunity to collect certificates/trophies for those students who have received awards will be provided.  Further details to be confirmed.

    Sports Representative Acknowledgement

    If your child has been selected for a Sports Representative Team in 2021, we would love to publicly acknowledge them.  Please forward their name, sports code and representative team that they have been selected for to Jan – email by Thursday 2nd December.

    Student belongings and stationery collection—for students doing home/online learning

    We will be organising student belonging/stationery into bags for collection before school (8.30am - 8.55am) or after school (3.15pm - 3.45pm) on Tuesday 14th and/or Wednesday 15th December. These will be placed in a container outside of the classroom door and clearly labelled. Please contact your child's class teacher if you need to organise a different collection time. If you would prefer that your child brings home their belongings in a bag without parent collection, they are of course able to do so as well. Unfortunately, due to the size and volume of the packs of belongings, we are unable to post or courier these. 

    School Tuckshop Service

    The school tuckshop service will be operating for the next two weeks of term offering lunch time service only (no morning tea), Wednesday – Friday for on-line orders only.  To order go to:



We are a school with a rich history and an exciting future. We pride ourselves on the happy, friendly and safe environment that is evident from the moment you enter our grounds. Learning is not silent at our school but shouts with curiosity and challenge.

Our goal is to ensure that your child is given every opportunity possible to develop and grow through our inclusive and holistic curriculum.

The school's vision "where learning makes a difference" is the foundation for all we do.

Our values of Respect, Excellence, Aroha and Caring, Creativity, and Honesty (REACH) are modelled and reinforced by the teachers as essential qualities that we all strive for in our learning community. 

 Albany Primary School belongs to a Community of Learning (COL) 

Whānau ki te ako

   Better Together: A connected pathway for empowered learners 

Made up of seven schools, Whānau ki te ako is a Kāhui Ako in North Auckland. Our current community vision 'Better Together: A connected pathway for empowered learners' reflects our shared thinking and journey together.  Please feel free to click on the above logo to visit our Whānau ki te ako website.