Monday 3rd April
Mobile Library 11:45am
ANZAC Commemoration 2pm
Tuesday 4th April
Year 6-8 Swimming Sports at Bell Block 10am-2:30pm
Thursday 6th April
End Term 1
Monday 24th April
Ministry of Education Teachers’ Only Day – no school
Tuesday 25th April
ANZAC Day – no school
Wednesday 26th April
Term 2 begins 9am
Life Education Bus for 6 days
Friday 28th April
Whānau Friday 8:30am-8:55am
Assembly Pūkeko and Tūī
Taranaki Maunga Project
Let’s work to restore the ecological vitality of Taranaki by monitoring species on our Maunga together. The project is pushing the boundaries in landscape-scale ecological restoration, enhancing the mauri (vitality and life-force) of Mt Taranaki over a 20 year period and beyond.
Tiakina te Taiao – Kia hono ngā akonga
Nurturing Environment – Connected Learners
Welcome to Ōmata. We are a state-funded full primary school with approximately 210 5-13 year old students in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. We have a proud tradition as a community school and our reputation is based around a very successful partnership with families.
The culture of our school is supportive, vibrant and inclusive. Our school aims to empower our learners to be responsible, develop their interests and reach their potential by weaving together a rich, authentic, purposeful curriculum with teaching and learning that is innovative and place-based. We have reciprocal relationships with whānau, hapū and the wider community, creating a nurturing environment.
We have a stunning physical environment which includes a well established native bush with an outdoor classroom area and outstanding playground facilities. A very special feature of our school is the continuity of education we provide for children from Year 1 to Year 8. Our doors are always open to discuss any facet of your child’s education.
Whakataukī – Proverb
Poipoia te kākano, kia puāwai
Nurture the seed and it will blossom
Ōmata in the News
A Taranaki primary school doing its part to help emergency services
Students abuzz on the first day back at school following lockdown
Young girl petitions council to lower speed limit near rural school
Historic injustice put right: Taranaki brothers added to war memorial a century on
WWI soldiers get named on Ōmata memorial after 100 years
New classrooms for Ōmata School
Young sleuths help in fight against predators
No room for Murphy’s law when it comes to Taranaki environmentalist
Taranaki Taku Tūranga – Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki
Kids delighted with donated plants from former teacher’s resthome
Ōmata School orchard project takes on life of its own
Donated orchard plants stolen from Taranaki school
Ōmata School’s young trappers help protect native species
Ōmata School uses All Blacks to make connection to Anzac
Students arriving at Ōmata School two-by-two
Grandson proud to wear war medals
No one went to town
‘No one went to town’ is the exciting story of May Tarrant and her family breaking in a farm in the high steep hills of Taranaki in the North Island of New Zealand in the early 1900s.
Mary Johnston and her mother, Phyllis, recently visited our school and were thrilled to find the book very much alive and being used as an integral part of children’s learning.
The visit to Ōmata School highlighted to Mary that the books are an important legacy and needed to be passed on to future generations. They have decided to reprint the first two books of the ‘May’ series.
Information for parents
Starting School: Information for New Entrants
Taranaki District Health Board
Information and advice for parents