About Us

Ohau School

Ohau School Values:

– Respect
– Responsibility
– Kindness
– Honesty
– Determination

Key Competencies:

– Thinking
– Relating to Others
– Using Language, Symbols and Text
– Managing Self
– Participating and Contributing

At Ohau, we use these competencies to live, learn, work and contribute as active members of our community.

More complex than skills, the competencies draw also on knowledge, attitudes and values in ways that lead to

They are not separate or stand-alone. They are the key to learning in every learning area.

(Ref: The New Zealand Curriculum, 2007)

Ohau School, with community support, will continually seek to provide the highest quality staffing, learning and physical resources, so that all students can develop to their fullest potential.

At Ohau, we pride ourselves on establishing a family friendly school, in which the children can feel safe and enjoy the many experiences we offer.

We offer an Inquiry-based curriculum in which children learn in contexts that they can relate to their own experience. Raising student achievement in positive and exciting environments is a priority. Teachers have child-centred learning programmes which address all individual needs. We have many ways in which support is provided to our children.

Our school community is very committed, as is the Board of Trustees and the PTA, both of these groups ensure that funds are available for modern resources throughout the school.

Historically, our school has kept strong ties with its rural identity, and celebrate this special aspect of the community with our annual Agriculture Day, to which children bring their animals for judging.

There are many positive reasons why Ohau can offer a happy, safe learning environment, in which children are encouraged and supported to be the best they can be.

Our open door policy to parents is encouraged. If children cannot count on their parents to go into bat for them, who can they count on? No concern is ever considered to be too small and all concerns are taken very seriously.

Our children develop strong Values and these show in how they care for one another and those less fortunate than themselves.

We are all very proud to be part of the school’s community.

Kathy Trevena-Brown


For more Information:
Phone:     (06) 368-7949
Fax:          (06) 368-1713
Email:     office@ohau.school.nz