Learning & thriving in the place of light. 

Ki te Whei Ao, Ki te Ao Mārama e!

Kia Ora and welcome to the official website for Omarama School.

Omarama School caters for new entrants to Year 8 children.  Omarama Schools number one priority is your child, and their education. We are fully focused on providing your child with the skills they require to be active learners, who have strong social competencies to carry them into their future lives.

Omarama School was first established north of Omarama on Buscot Station in the 1930’s. It was moved to its present site during the 1940’s and grew to a four teacher school in the late 1980’s, as a result of local hydro electricity development.

School Hours

8:30am -  School open for children

9:00am  - School starts for the day

9:00 am -10:30 Class Time

10:30am - 11:00am Interval.

11:00am - 12:40 Class Time 

12:40pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm -  3:00 Class time

3:00pm - School day ends       


 To grow confident, independent and connected students

 to send through our gates to their futures.

To provide a well-rounded education, which encourages children to be confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners.

In partnership with parents we are committed to providing a caring, safe, school that promotes  each child’ academic, social and emotional  development within a high quality learning community.

We live our mission and vision by exploring and encouraging our school values which are regularly engaged with in our school.


Our values are expressed as ‘LIGHT’. They are modeled, encouraged, practiced and explored through everything we do.

Learner; To take responsibility for your learning by being an active participant and listener who works to the best of their ability

Inclusive; To support and encourage others no matter their differences

Grow; In your ability to relate to others, think critically, managing self and in learning new skills and knowledge.

Happy helper; A willingness to help, be friendly and to show concern and care for other people and yourself.

Truthful; A willingness to be answerable, for your actions. To be trustworthy and accountable for your own behaviour. 

Postal Agency           Omarama 9448       Phone: 03 438 9815                   Email: office@omarama.school.nz