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Greetings everyone. Tēnā koutou. 

Welcome to Omanu School, a great place to be and a great place to learn! Our students learn in a positive, collaborative and safe environment. We ask ourselves “What Matters?” when it comes to learning and life and we know that the ‘how’ of learning is as important as the ‘what’ of learning. This is reflected in our Omanu Learner profile and the educational values that underpin our school culture. 

Classrooms have a daily buzz about them with children working collaboratively for personal and group excellence. Children enjoy being challenged and supported in their learning. We have high expectations of learning, manners, behaviour and of children being active contributors within their school and community.


We encourage each child to aspire towards being the best 'Omanu Kid' they can.  As a learner model it embodies the key competencies of the NZ Curriculum while having a distinctive Omanu flavour. Being effective Thinkers, Self Managers, Team Players, Communicators and Contributors will enable our learners to develop the capabilities needed to live and learn today and in the future

Our teaching team takes pride in developing curriculum around the needs of our learners. We offer a broad and balanced range of learning opportunities both in and out of the class setting. In learning, personal progress takes priority and as such, children’s teachers make needs based refinements to planned educational programmes to ensure that learning is always at its optimum.

We value parents as first educators and their input into the strategic direction of the school. Our Board of Trustees represent the breadth of our community and we enjoy working closely with them as a team to ensure that the we provide the best education for your children. As a school we have close ties with our local community, groups, clubs and business which provide a range of learning opportunities that enhance learning opportunities.

Omanu/Mount Maunganui is a wonderful community for families to be a part of. Safe, friendly, and welcoming. New families to the area often compliment the way our parents and children help them to settle into their new school and be a part of the community. Families are active and make the most of this amazing location enjoying a wide range of recreational activities.

Nāku noa nā. Kind regards to you all,

Brett Larsen - Principal.  principal@omanu.school.nz

Maree Pollock - Deputy Principal Yr4-6. mpollock@omanu.school.nz 

Linda Stuart - Deputy Principal Yr 1-3.  lstuart@omanu.school.nz