Okaihau Primary School

Information & More


Okaihau Primary School was founded with one purpose – to build a space for all students to grow, learn and create with each passing day. Through a unique teaching approach and a truly passionate staff, we help students develop academically and personally to the highest level.

School Services

Within our school services, we have all the information that you need to know about what services we provide from transport to and from school, health care, school lunches, After school care, to swimming pool use.

Personal and School Property

Click here to find all information related to personal and school property.

Information for Parents

Click here to find information ranging from contacting the school, curriculum expenses, homework, new enrollments, newsletters, parent helpers, parent visits, reporting procedures and swimming.


Click here to view the exciting events happening at Okaihau Primary School.

General Information

Learn more about Okaihau Primary School regarding expectations of behavior, late arrivals and absences, assembles, custody, Our Board of trustees and our PTA.



Chairperson: Leanne Rumble 
Treasurer: Mary Piripo 

We are keen for more parents to join the PTA. Please feel free to come along to a meeting, normally advertised in the school newsletter. 

The PTA does fundraising activities to help support the schools activities, trips, resources and class consumables.



Elected Reps:

Chairperson: Kelly Thomas

Parent Reps: Ella Ferguson, Rachel Bolger, Leanne Rumble

Staff Rep: Mrs Mary Piripo 
Secretary: Ms Sheri Banks 
Principal: Mr Tim Couling 

Meetings are normally held twice a term at 6.30pm. Date to be advised in the newsletter.

Parents and community members are welcome to attend. 
2022 is election year. We will be calling for nominations in September for people wishing to join our board of trustees.



Skool Loop App was developed to meet increased parent-teacher demand for simple communication between school staff and families. 

The app is completely free to use for schools and parents, and is trusted by thousands of schools across New Zealand and Australia.

Featuring an easy to use, secure interface and the latest in school communication technology. Skool Loop includes parent-teacher interviews, calendars, e-permission slips, notices, absentee reporting, and much more… all provided free of charge with no surprise fees or purchases!  Download at Google Play or Apple Store. 



School commences – 8.55am 

Lunch – 11.00am (1st lunch) 

Resume school – 11.40am 

Afternoon Tea – 1.40pm (2nd lunch) 

Resume school – 2.20pm 

School finishes – 2.55pm

Earlier finishing enables primary school bus children to be loaded onto buses before the college children. 

At Okaihau Primary School, students receive so much more than an ordinary education. We pride ourselves on creating a unique, exciting environment that embraces all types of learners and promotes growth both academically and personally.