Special Programmes

Tironui Trust Music - Enriching lives through the gift of music

Tironui Trust delivers a challenging, rewarding and fun instrumental music programme to a select number of schools in the Mt Wellington and Papatoetoe area. Students are selected to learn band instruments from Year 5 with a five year course of study for strings from Year 4.  


Students participate on Tuesdays in small group lessons and ensemble rehearsals delivered by skilled and enthusiastic professional instrumental tutors who maximise music learning and literacy.  Musical instruments, sheet music and notebooks are provided with students encouraged to rehearse daily. Regular performance opportunities are provided throughout the year and students are further motivated through exposure to uplifting performances by professional musicians.


To provide a fully funded and inspiring performance music programme to young New Zealanders with limited opportunity.

To foster diligence, nurture confidence, celebrate aspiration and achievement.

Together discovering the joy of music making with others.


Reading Recovery Programme

Reading Recovery is an effective early literacy intervention designed to significantly reduce the number of children with literacy difficulties in schools.


Reading Recovery provides daily one to one teaching with a specially trained teacher for children making the slowest progress in literacy learning after a year at school. It is supplementary to classroom instruction and at Bailey Road School we are lucky to have two Reading Recovery teachers - Mrs Preba Moodley and Mrs Jaya Parasuraman.  


Reading Recovery is supported and significantly funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy.


Developed in New Zealand, Reading Recovery is now widely implemented in English speaking countries throughout the world.


Elite Athlete Scholarship and Programme 

The Elite Athlete Scholarship is awarded to one remarkable Bailey Road School student every year.  The Board of Trustees recognises one recipient who may be in Years 6-7-8. Applications will open in Term 2 of every year, so keep an eye out for further information in the school newsletter.


Rimu Technology - Year 7 and 8 

Rimu students attend Technology lessons for ½ a day each week with our specialist Technology Teacher.  In Term One we were lucky to have Mrs Margaret Hallenberg who did some amazing Food Technology with the Rimu Team.  Through the Technology course, we aim to give students creative, hands-on learning experiences using a range of equipment and materials.  The areas covered are Food Technology, Robotics and 3D printing, STEM learning, Trash to Fashion and Design Technology. No two terms are ever the same!  During Term 2 we eagerly await our next Technology Teacher and when we resume our regular programme we will let you know who that is.


The Ambassadors - a cultural experience

The Ambassadors are a cultural group who will meet to learn new songs, dances and languages that feature within our school. The Ambassadors play an important role in leading our Language Weeks and hosting our Language Celebration Assemblies.  


Kiwisport Programme

All students at Bailey Road School are actively involved in Kiwisport lessons which are led by Kiwisport coaches.  Every term each class receives 6 coaching sessions of a sporting discipline, these change each term. In the past 18 months we have been lucky to experience Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball, Basketball, Hip Hop Dancing, Badminton, Gymnastics, Ki-o-rahi and Get-Set-Go - an athletics programme.


Student Leadership Programme

The Bailey Road School Leadership programme has undergone changes.  All students in Rimu Team will meet regularly within their leadership groups focussing on building leadership and confidence working on student led initiatives.  Our dynamic groups are:  Artistic Movers, Hauora Hub, Hakinakina, VIP Engineers, Tech-Knows and The Workshop.