Welcome to Opunake Primary

Waka Mana Growing Children with PRIDE

Perseverance Respect Initiative Diligence Empathy

Bulletin letter template – regions moving to Alert Level 3

See Our 'Learning Portal' page to link to your Class Learning.

CubHouse, Den and the Watering Hole classes will be using their Learning Portals and their SeeSaw accounts. These are already connected on their School iPads.

Sahara and Panthera classes will be accessing their Learning Portals. These classes will also be using Zoom to connect with their Teachers.

Night At the OPScars 2021 Videos can be viewed on our OPScars YouTube Channel or via our link on this website.

Did you know that Ōpunakē Primary has its own radio station, 106.7fm?

On 106.7fm we play music that students have created. We will also have some stories, jokes, and announcements coming in the near future.

Our range is limited to Ōpunakē. You should be able to listen if you live in the town limits.

We are live from roughly 8am until 7pm, seven days a week.

Thank you to NorthFuels for donating sports equipment to our school. Northfuels have given over $50,000 to Taranaki schools.

Also thank you to our farming families that use NorthFuels. When farms use NorthFuels, the company then donate sports equipment to schools.

Kathy Stanley donated her book to school during Assembly. Thank you Kathy.

Check out more of our videos from this year on our Videos Archives page.

Message from the Principal

Kia Ora Koutou

We are currently revising our local curriculum document and our leaver profile and we welcome feedback from parents and whanau.

What is 21st century learning and why is it important?

A 21st century education is about giving students the skills they need to succeed in this new world, and helping them grow the confidence to practice those skills. With so much information readily available to them, 21st century skills focus more on making sense of that information, sharing and using it in smart ways.

We want to hear your thoughts and feedback

What are key skills that you believe are important for 21st Century Learners?

STEAM (Scence, Technology Engineering, Art, Maths) is a major part of our curriculum. What aspects do your students enjoy most? What would like to see us do more?

As whanau what do you think we do well for our maori students? What can we improve?

We need key competencies to be a successful learner, (like working in teams or co-operatively, communication etc) As parents and whanau what competencies do you think your child/ren need to develop now and in the future?

What do students need to learn other than reading, writing and maths to be a successful member of our community and society?

What other ideas do you have for making our school a good place for students and their families?

What support do you need to make your child a successful learner?

How can we better engage the community in our school?

In the top header we have a section for "Consultation" A Google form for is available for you to complete online. Once you have completed the form and recorded recording your thoughts and ideas on the local curriculum. Please press submit.

We would be very grateful if you could take some time to give us your thoughts and opinions.



Home and School

Home and School are currently applying for funding for new sports uniforms


Rebecca Neil - Chairperson

Stationery Lists


School News and Events

Important Dates for 2021

Term Dates 2021

Term 1 - 1 Feb - 16 April

Term 2 - 3 May - 9 July

Term 3 - 26 July - 1 Oct

Term 4 - 18 Oct - 11 Dec (last day of school TBC)

Night at the OPScars has been postponed until Term 3

9th June: Digital Well Being with John Parsons

11th June: Reports go home

24th June: Mr Smith's class library visit (parent helpers needed)

2nd July: Teacher Only Day

9th July: Last day for Term 2

26th July: 1st day Term 3

22nd October: MOA Kluster Teacher Only Day (which includes our school) This is part of our Apple Distinguished School Programme.

November: MOA Kluster will hold a huge STEAM Expo of students' work at the Event Centre. This will be held straight after the Arts Festival.

We have Policies up for review. Please go to opunake.schooldocs.co.nz. If you are asked to login the login is opunake password is pride