Our school was built in 1966 and is situated on the old Penrose Farmhouse site; we have views of the Manukau Harbour on the one side and the Sky Tower on the other.
The school is well spread out on the property and is set back from Bailey Road which, in turn, is off the busy Penrose Road. The school, like the road that it is situated upon, was named after General James Bailey who was based in the area during the war years between the British settlers and Maori. Due to over ten years of sound and stable governance our Board of Trustees has ensured that the school is well resourced.
The school has good facilities, including spacious grounds, a fairly new administration block, a large and well stocked library -Whare Ahuru Mowai ( A clam sheltering place) , extending into a multi-purpose / Science Environment, a school hall and a recently upgraded swimming pool area. We have developed a multi-purpose Technology Room and provide an outstanding Technology Programme to our Year 7 and 8 students.
The school has a tradition of engaging support from the wider community and as a result has a close association with:
- the Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS Te Kaha,
- the Maungarei Community Christian Trust, and
- The Ellerslie Rotary Club
These organisations assist the Board of Trustees and school leadership to ensure that improving student outcomes remains at the forefront of all that we do at Bailey Road School.
As noted in our vision and mission statements, we aim to have a school where children are secure and happy, and where they are motivated to do their best.
We endeavour to develop in children the knowledge, attitude and skills that will enable them to reach their full potential and achieve personal goals. Parental support and cooperation is very important in working towards these goals. We encourage parental involvement and open communication between home and school. The education of our children is a team effort between school and home.