Principals Message

Tena Koutou, nga matua, kaitiaki me nga tauira
Nau Mai, Haere mai ki to matou kura tuarua o Opunake.

Opunake High School is a vibrant co-educational secondary school and we are proud of the strong academic, cultural and sporting reputation our students have forged in our community. In a rapidly changing society, our philosophy is captured in our school vision “growing good people for a rapidly changing world”, we aim to be a school that makes a positive difference.

We offer a balanced education which embraces the whole person, supporting, motivating and challenging students to achieve their personal best, in and out of the classroom. Maintaining a safe and supportive environment is essential in enhancing student learning and achievement which is supported by our DREAM values;
DILIGENCE, RESPECT, EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS, AROHA and MANA.

Opunake High School is an integral part of the community and receives strong whanau and community support. We develop students to be independent, collaborative, strategic and supported thinkers that have a sense of community and able to cope with the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

I encourage you to visit us to explore the amazing opportunities offered at Opunake High School. We very much look forward to your being part of our school community.

Peter O’Leary
Principal

Mr Peter O'Leary addressing Opening Day Powhiri