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. The school provides a balanced programme, which complies with the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum. 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 -10:40 Class Time

10:40am - 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 be the school that engages learners by recognising the unquie needs and talents of each child.

To be a bicultural school which has procedures and practices that reflect the unique status of Maori in New Zealand and honouring the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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