Our Mission

To foster the personal development of young people by developing confidence in a marine environment.

Murrays Bay Schools Waterwise Centre


Murrays Bay Schools Waterwise Centre

Schools operating from the centre:

  • Murrays Bay School
  • Murrays Bay Intermediate School
  • Pinehurst School

Chairperson: Nick Bridge
Secretary Treasurer: Caryn Johannesson
Contact: Caryn Johannesson  021 373 942
Email: caryn@murraysbay.school.nz

Brief Profile

Murrays Bay Schools Waterwise Centre involves years 5-8 students who come to experience what it is like to rig and sail an Optimist. The children also have hands on training with kayaks. We incorporate these skills with prior experiences of teaching children about being safe in the water. There are approximately 400 children who sail from our centre in terms 1/2 and 4.


We have 1 trainer, Paula Dell