Why OPS?

Kia ora 

Ōtūmoetai Primary is a school bursting with enthusiastic children, dedicated and hard working staff, friendly and involved families, and a supportive and committed PTA and BOT. 

Our latest ERO reported stated: Ōtūmoetai Primary provides high quality, inclusive education in a learning focused environment. Good systems are in place to promote student safety and wellbeing, and there are close and supportive relationships among students, staff and parents. Students achieve very well, and targeted programmes cater for those achieving below expected levels.

We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) School and place a strong emphasis on students showing CARE for one another. Our students are taught and encouraged to be:





Our consistent, school-wide approach to promoting positive learning behaviour promotes an inclusive school culture where everyone feels valued and heard.

Our school vision is 'Actively Involved Learners' pertains to children, staff, parents, community and whānau. We encourage everyone to be involved in our school - our success depends on the support and involvement of all stakeholders. We look forward to welcoming you to school events, assemblies, class trips, community/whānau meetings and information evenings. 

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, Engari he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one but the work of many.

If you are interested in visiting and experiencing the lovely culture at our school, please email or phone Mr Hughes or Ms McIndoe to make an appointment. We would be happy to meet with you.

Watch this video to see what a day at Otumoetai Primary looks like...


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Student Handbook

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Term Dates

Year Term Start Finish
2024 Term 3 Monday 22 July Friday 27 September
Term 4 Monday 14 October Friday 20 December

Otumoetai Primary Facilities and Resources

Check out our amazing facilities in this video:

At OPS we are extremely fortunate to have some amazing facilities and resources.

We have:

* A spacious hall and kitchen

* Six amazing playgrounds!

* Large playing fields

* An astroturf and two concrete basketball courts

* A six lane 25 meter solar heated swimming pool

* A bushwalk that contains ancient native trees

* A garden that students can work in and produce vegetables

* A well resourced library

* A music suite

* A full size cricket wicket

* A wide range of ICT equipment available for classroom use - 1-1 chromebooks for senior students, and a mixture of ipad and chromebooks for middle and senior students

* A wireless network throughout the whole school