Coming Up

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

Term 2
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 

Learning Bubbles

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.

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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

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