Browns Bay School – an Auckland primary school for international students

The New Zealand education system is one of the best in the world.  The OECD rated New Zealand in the world’s top 20 nations based on the quality of our schools.

Browns Bay School’s primary education system is based around raising life-long learners, not only in academic performance but on building practical skilled-based achievements and preparing them for the knowledge age. 

As one of the top primary schools in Auckland, Browns Bay Primary School welcomes and respects students from all backgrounds.  Our primary school is a wonderful secure and caring setting for your child to thrive and strive.  With a strong emphasis on academic standards in a safe environment, among the open natural spaces and fresh air of Browns Bay.

Your child’s English skills is our top priority.  Every week, two to three English lessons are held with small groups of children of similar English levels.  Taught by qualified English for Speakers of another Language teachers, these lessons cover all areas of English from speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary.

All our international students are supported and encouraged to embrace the New Zealand culture, whilst respecting the culture from where they came from.  To support you and your child’s transition into Browns Bay School, and throughout your time here, our assigned teacher aides assist your child in their school life.  We also introduce you to your BBS parent group coordinator to extend support to your family.

Our sports and cultural opportunities, include a range of team sports, an extensive creative and performing arts program including choir, bands, drama and dance groups.

Browns Bay School offers …

- A teacher who is responsible for International Students and parent liaison.
- Full mainstreaming of all students into classes.
- Withdrawal English tuition groups with a qualified ESOL teacher.
- Parent support groups and information mornings.
- A friendly and caring environment.
- Free stationery for all International Students.
- A free basic uniform package for all long term International students.

Browns Bay School accepts students for a minimum of one school term, and most of our students study with us for at least one year – often continuing for several years. All students must be living with a parent while they are studying with us.

Please contact our Director of International Students, Karen Cebalo at for further information.

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