Omakere School

A vibrant, healthy school community where children are confident and resilient life-long learners.



Omakere School 2023

🌳 Open for new enrolments, guided tours, and purchasing unforms Friday 27th January 9am-3pm.

🌳 School starts Wednesday February 1st at 9am

🌳 Welcome - Mihi Whakatau 9am February 1st. All Welcome

Omakere 2022 Display Wall

Omakere School Mission:

To provide a safe and nurturing environment, supported, connected and engaged families and community, giving children access to a diverse range of high quality learning experiences.

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 70 Year 0-8 students. We cater for students from our rural area and students from nearby towns choosing a country school education. We provide:

Student Empowerment

Student Voice, Leadership, Agency

Forward-thinking digital teachers

Fantastic and experienced support staff

Practical, down-to-earth and fun students!

Digital 1-1 devices across our whole school

Digital tools for creating

Work Farm, Big Houses, Pest Traps,

Swimming pool, Fenced tennis court

Adventure playground and confidence course

Fully equipped P.E. shed with heaps of PE gear!

Attractive junior playground

Beautifully manicured grounds

Two productive shade houses

Vege gardens


Hauora/Wellbeing Environmental Awareness Whanaungatanga Manaakitanga

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