Welcome to Opunake Primary

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Growing Children With PRIDE

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Our School News

Important Notice:

There is a new camp newsletter under the newsletter tab

The weather is meant to change to rain on Thursday and Friday this week. We do not want students to miss out on camp activities. Therefore we will move camp forward to Tuesday and Wednesday. Students will stay over on Tuesday.

Computational Thinking: We have been focussing on computational thinking this week. This is an important element of the Technology Curriculum. Over the next couple of weeks students are rotating around teachers. Teachers have planned different computational thinking tasks and activities to introduce students to the concepts. You might like to ask your child about their learning.

Basketball: Commences on the 13th March for older students. Mr Sefton will be sending out more information shortly. Unfortunately Mr Sefton is nursing a broken bone in his foot at the moment, so these will go out as soon as he is back. We will however only be able to enter teams if we have a manager and a coach. So if we do not have enough parent support some students may miss out. If you choose to coach or manage your child will definitely be on your team.

Upcoming Dates


Tuesday 6th

Taranaki Anniversary

School closed 12th March

Mt Spa Try-athlon

16th March

More details to follow.

Zone Swimming Sports for 8 years old and up, best of the best swimmers.

23rd March 2018

Easter Weekend

30th March- 3rd April school


Term Dates:

29th Jan-13th April

30th April-6th July

23rd July-28th Sept

15th Oct-between 14th & 20th


Sleepover At School

As part of our co-operative learning we will be having a sleepover at school on 8th March. This is part of our in school camp. More info to follow