UPDATE

  • The Government’s expectation is that all children will return to on-site learning at Alert Level 2 on Monday 18 May. The only exceptions are children who are sick, have any COVID-19 symptoms, are in isolation, or are awaiting the result of a test.
  • There are three key areas to focus on:
    1. Maintain physical distancing as much as we can
    2. Ensure good hygiene practices - sneeze into elbow, wash hands often and wipe surfaces often
    3. Have a register in place for any additional people on site, e.g. parents, contractors, volunteers, for contact tracing.
  • After School Care will begin on Monday 18 May - phone or text: 020 4158 3155, or email: afterschoolcare@owairaka.school.nz


  • What Parents/Caregivers can do to help:
    • Send a named water bottle with your child each day
    • Consider dropping your child/ren at the gate
    • If you do wish to come into school, consider just one parent/caregiver (the same parent/caregiver) coming each day
    • Do not congregate at the gate or in the school grounds - keep your distance from others
    • Families leave the school grounds by 3.15pm - playgrounds will be off limits after this time each day
    • If you do go into a classroom or office sign the contact register each time
    • Do not send your child/ren to school if they are sick
    • Make sure we have your correct contact details on file.

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Welcome 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.

We welcome visits from prospective parents. Please ring the school office to make a time to come and see us.


Owairaka - A Special Place

Students completed an inquiry about the history of Owairaka.

“Wairaka was a Māori ancestor from the Mt Albert area of Auckland. She was known as one of the beautiful daughters of Toroa, chief of the Ngāti Awa tribe and captain of the Mataatua waka (canoe). Wairaka is remembered for her bravery. She was known as a strong leader of her people. Our school and our mountain are both called Owairaka, meaning it belongs to or is where she (Wairaka) lived”.

As a result of their research, the students produced a school pepeha.

2020 Term 1: 10 February - 9 April, Term 2: 15 April - 3 July, Term 3: 20 July - 25 September, Term 4: 12 October - 17 December