Website ButtonWelcome to Owairaka District School where we provide quality education in a very positive environment. We are a multicultural school that values and appreciates students from all cultures. We enjoy learning from each other. We are constantly striving to increase student achievement and offer students a wide range of experiences in order for them to do so. Children are taught at their own level and are carefully monitored to ensure extra help or extension programmes are accessed when necessary.You may be interested in our Principal’s Annual Report (December 2014).

You may also be interested in our 2014 National Standards Results.  For more detailed information with results broken down into girls, boys, Maori and Pasifika groups click here.

Quotes from our ERO Report, June 2011
Check out what happened at our 2015 celebration of Race Relations Day
Check out what happened at our 2015 celebration of Race Relations Day

“Students demonstrate high levels of engagement and interest in learning programmes and enjoy sharing their ideas and achievements with their teachers and others…..

A collaborative approach is used to provide an appropriate curriculum that is responsive to, and inclusive of, the diverse learning needs of students and their families. This curriculum embraces the four key goals of promoting literacy and numeracy, a love of learning, environmental awareness and a desire for all students to be socially aware. The successful meeting of these goals is clearly evident in the high levels of student engagement, progress and achievement.

Notable features of the curriculum include:

  • consistent and effective teaching practice
  • a rich range of authentic learning experiences, which contributes to a strong sense of student pride and identity ……
  • a school culture that fosters high expectations for learning, behaviour and success amongst students, staff, parents and the wider community
  • good use of generously resourced classrooms and outdoor environments to extend and enrich learning.”


We have an open door policy and welcome visits from prospective parents.  Feel free to ring the school office to make an appointment to come and see us.

Strategic Plan

School Vision

Growing Great Learners

School Mission Statement

I can do it, you can do it and together we can achieve our goals.

School Values

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility for own learning
  • Strong community involvement
  • You Can Do It”, which encompasses the foundations of:
  • Confidence
  • Organisation
  • Persistence
  • Getting Along

School Pepeha

School Pepeha

Do you love to cook?  Do you love to garden?  Can you help source cooking ingredients and new kitchen equipment?  Can you build fences or paths?  Do you love helping children?  Do you have an hour or two to spare – especially on Wednesdays and Thurdays?
If YES, we need your help!
Please contact the school office if you can help, ph 846 5091.


Recycle your plastic bottles. It takes more than 500 years for them to break down at the rubbish dump!