Okaihau Primary School

Welcome Back


The First Day of School is: THURSDAY 1st February 2024 


Rm 8 Mr Kent Simpson Year 5/6

Rm 7 Mrs Ang Donaldson Year 1/0

Rm 6 Whaea Trudie Porter Year 2/3                    

Rm 5 Ms Jackie Marriner Year 1/2

Rm 4 Mrs Mary Piripo Year 3/4

Rm 3 Mr Graham Webb Year 4/5                       

Rm 2 Mrs Alicia Howard Year 5/6

Rm 1 Miss Matija Sarich Year 5/6 

Release Teachers:

Mrs Brenda Winikerei & Mrs Raewyn Neale

Teacher Aides:

Mrs Camella Nelson

 Mr Darryl Meehan

 Ms Alissa Bradley

 Mrs Kate Sturge

 Matua Johnie Pedro

Office Administrator: 

Ms Sheri Banks


Mr Nati Tonitara (Q)


Ms Bella Kaka & Mr Darryl Meehan



As per last year, where the system ran very smoothly, we’d prefer payment for Stationery to be paid online direct into our school bank account. 

Stationery will then be ready and waiting for your child, in their class, on the first day of school. If you don’t have internet banking you can send cash (in an envelope) with your child on the first day and a receipt will be sent home. 

Swimming caps will be issued free if they require one. All children receive one free cap per year, if lost or damaged you’ll need to pay for a replacement.  

For Stationery lists click below. 



The school office will be open from Wednesday 25th January, 9.00am – 3pm for any New Enrolments. 

We look forward to seeing the children back at school on Wednesday 1st February. 

Please ring us on 09-4019151 or txt on our school cellphone 021-08220024 should you have any questions. 

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Mission statement

At Okaihau Primary School, we make it our mission to create an educational atmosphere which is fun and gives our children a positive experience throughout their learning. Our programs help students use their thinking skills, which they learn in class, and teach them how to apply them to future experiences that they will encounter. We also strive for our children to show and display the values and attributes which we have taught them and encourage them to use them during school and also in the future. Keep exploring our site to learn more about us.