Karen Brisco

I have been the Principal of Ōmata School since 2003. My door is always open to talk to you about any matter regarding the welfare of your child. This is your school, and we welcome your involvement.

We live in exponential times; the world, the economy, and technology is developing at a pace that is often hard to comprehend. Whilst we cannot know what the future holds for ourselves and our students, we do know that there will be change.

Preparing our children for their futures has never been more challenging or exciting. We need to engage with the hearts and minds of our students; to model and foster values and respect; to have students take responsibility for their actions and to give students the skills and desire to continue to learn.

In partnership with our parents and community, we need to grow ‘good people’ who will connect with, and be actively involved in shaping positive futures for themselves and for others; people who will be prepared to take responsibility and look at the world with wonder.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson