Opunake High School is a vibrant co-educational school with around 345 students. We offer exciting opportunities for all students in academic, cultural and sporting areas. Strong values and a caring sense of family create safe and effective learning relationships upon which growth and achievement are based.


Quality teaching and learning are our core business. All students are encouraged to achieve. It is what we do best. Learning is tailored to each student and a high standard of engagement and personal conduct is expected. We want our students to be independent, critical and creative thinkers, well able to cope with the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


Our philosophy is captured in our Vision Statement:

“Growing good people for a rapidly changing world”.


Meeting the needs of individual students is a focus of our school. Individual Development Plans for students, planned in consultation with teachers and parents, assist students in developing a vision for their future and a pathway for their learning.


We look forward to meeting you and working with you as together we move your child forward in their learning and development.
Choice of school is important. We are proud of our school, its students, teachers and their achievements. I am sure you will be very pleased with your decision to attend Opunake High School.


Simon Fuller