What sets Owairoa apart from the rest?

• We have a proud tradition of excellence in all aspect of a student's school ife as we seek to build upon the high standards that the past has endowed

• Our curriculum is at the cutting edge of modern educational practice and is designed to assist the emerging independence of children in their learning

• We have a dynamic team to provide the rich and stimulating learning experiences, so necessary in these early formative years

• A positive balance of academic, physical, social and cultural opportunities that allow each and every student to excel at their own individual level

• We pride ourselves on our 'open door' policy and actively encourage a true student, teacher, parent partnership in our desire to build and maintain high levels of co-operation between the home and school

Excellence in Education

Owairoa Primary School believes in

  • The importance of the Owairoa Primary School 'family'
  • Priority on learning
  • The importance of Literacy, Mathematics, Inquiry, Science and Technology and Thinking Skills
  • The highest quality teaching by dedicated, qualified, experienced and specialist staff
  • A supportive, caring environment which promotes self-worth, self respect and self esteem
  • The latest in teaching and learning methods
  • Self Management
  • High standards in personal presentation and behaviour
  • Appropriate programmes which will develop independence, enjoyment and success for each student
  • Programmes to foster goal setting and decision making
  • Regular homework related to class programmes
  • Promotion of environmental sustainability
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills eg House Leaders
  • Emphasis on two way Teacher-Parent communication and co-operation
  • An extensive Physical Education and sporting programme
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of musical and cultural activities
  • Full use of modern computer technology as a learning tool across all curriculum areas
  • Education Outside the Classroom programmes for all students