We have a recently renovated library (2014)  filled with a range of resources including picture books, graphic novels, non-fiction, puzzles and kids magazines.  French and Mandarin language lessons are taught in the library before and after school. The library is a warm welcoming space with a sunny reading nook.

Research and library resources can be accessed from home using this link:



The school hall has recently been extended and renovated, so it is a large, attractive and comfortable multi functional space. It is in constant use during the year. Uses range from fortnightly school assemblies attended by many parents to presentations and physical activities. Adjacent to the hall is a large domed outdoor space which is heavily used for sporting activities (along with our grassed field).  The hall is rented to the wider community for special events, childrens parties, extra curricular and sports groups.

Please contact office@cocklebay.school.nz if you are interested in hiring the hall.

Swimming Pool


The school swimming pool is enjoyed by Cockle Bay School students and their families. Swimming tuition is offered to all children over the summer months. Every year there is a swimming carnival for senior school students, with winners selected to compete in the Zone HPPA Competition, with Cockle Bay students achieving high levels of success. The swimming pool is solar heated. Families are offered the opportunity to hire a pool key for the summer break to enjoy the pool (limited keys available).



Cockle Bay School has thirty two individual classrooms spread over the school campus.

Situated at one end of the school is the 'Peterson Block', containing six classrooms and a multi purpose area. The new entrant rooms have recently become indoor/outdoor learning spaces with the addition of large decks. Shade cover is being planned.

Music Room


The music room is used by all Cockle Bay students, who have weekly lessons offered a specialist music teacher. The music room is well resourced and students often participate in choir and orchestral opportunities.

Outdoor Stage


The outdoor stage is a unique asset used for a variety of events. These range from day to day aerobic fitness, team meetings, school assemblies to special events, such as our very special biennial Celebration Night. At this occasion every class performs for hundreds of parents who enjoy a summer night on the field, with outstanding student entertainment.