Okaihau Primary School Blog

Back to School 2023

Back to School 2023

Welcome back everyone for 2023. 

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and are enjoying the holidays.


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for the children is:

 Wednesday 1st FEBRUARY. 



A special welcome to Mrs Jackie Marriner and Miss Philippa Heger to our staff this year. 

2023 Classes as follows:

Room 8 – Mr Dan Lambert Year 1/2

Rm 7 – Mrs Ang Donaldson Year 1/0 

Rm 6 – Mrs Trudie Porter Year 2/3 

Rm 5 – Mrs Jackie Marriner Year 1/2

Rm 4 – Mrs Mary Piripo Year 4 

Rm 3 – Mr Graham Webb Year 4/5 

Rm 2 – Mrs Alicia Howard Year 5/6 

Rm 1 – Miss Philippa Heger 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 and Ms Liza Tauteka

Office Administrator: Ms Sheri Banks 

Caretaker – Mr Nati Tonitara (Q)

Cleaners – Ms Bella Kaka and Mr Darryl Meehan


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

Packs 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. 

Don’t forget to add on extra $4.50 if your child requires a new book bag. 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.  

Stationery Lists will be emailed out and also on our facebook page. 

Alternatively, the school office will be open from Wednesday 25th January, 9.00am – 3pm, if you would prefer to pick up the pack. 


OFFICE OPENThe 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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