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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