Omakere School

“Growing Empowered Learners”

“Kei te whakatupu I whakamanahia ngā akonga”

Omakere School Pepeha

Ko Omakere te maunga

Ko Omakere te awa

Ko Omakere tō tātou kura

Omakere is the mountain

Omakere is the stream

Omakere is our school


Omakere School Values



Environmental Awareness


Reflective C’s - Curiosity, Creatively, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication

      Week 1 Highlights - Environmental Manaakitanga


Omakere School is nestled in the rural countryside 25 km south east of Waipawa and approximately 15 minutes away from 3 of Hawke’s Bay's most beautiful beaches - Pourerere, Aramoana and Blackhead.

     Today, Omakere School, is an extremely well-resourced Enviroschool with 78 Year 0-8 students. We cater for students from our rural area and students from nearby Waipawa and Waipukurau choosing a country school education. 


Facilities and Resources

Forward-thinking digital teachers

Experienced support staff

Down-to-earth friends!

Digital 1-1 devices across our whole school

Digital tools for creating 

Worm Farm

Bug Houses

Pest Traps 

Swimming pool

Tennis court

Adventure playground 

Fully equipped sports shed 

Attractive junior playground

Beautifully manicured grounds

Two productive shade houses 

Vege gardens 

Vege pods

Curriculum Opportunities and Experiences

Student Empowerment

Student Voice, Leadership, Agency

Shadehouse Workshops

Class Music lessons and Private Music Lessons

Ngati Whai

Structured Listeracy Approach

DMIC and Knowledge-Focused Maths Approach

Kemu Māori

Ki o Rahi

Priority-Learner Actions

William Pike Challenge

Ngaruru Mentoring

Options Days

Green Ninja Enviro Workshops

Swimming Lessons

Cluster Sports Events

CHB Sports Events