New Zealand's Alert Levels will change at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. Auckland will go to Alert Level 3, this means that school will only be open for children of essential workers. This will last for at least 3 days. PLEASE STAY HOME.

Further updates will happen via our website, app alerts and Facebook posts.

Stay safe and well.

Dear Families and Caregivers

Last night's news, that Auckland had to move back into Covid Alert Level 3, was not what any of us wanted to hear, but we have quickly moved into preparing the school, and the teaching and learning for a working from home scenario.

The school is open for essential workers only, and we have established a bubble with those students today, with a skeleton staff here supervising them. All other teachers will be working from home.

At this stage, we are only planning for Thursday and Friday. Teachers are preparing some learning which your child/ren can do over the next two days. Please look at the class blogs tomorrow morning to find these.

If we hear that the Alert Level 3 lockdown is to continue beyond the weekend, we will be back in touch with more information about learning options.

Stay safe and well, we hope to see everyone again soon.

Ngā mihi
Sheryl Fletcher

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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 - 24 September, Term 4: 12 October - 17 December