Te Kura Takiwa o Opononi 

Manaakitanga   -   Respect  -   Honesty

Ko Tangikura te maunga

Ko Waiarohia te awa

Ko Te Kura Takiwā o Opononi te kura

E titiro ana ki Te Wahapu o te Hokianga Nui a Kupe 

Ki te ao mārama

2024 Term Dates

Term 1 Tuesday 30 January - Friday 12 April 

Term 2   Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July 

Term 3 Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

Term 4 Monday 14 October - Friday 13 December

Upcoming Events

Term 1

For more dates see our school calendar here.

Board of Trustees Panui 

6 March 2024

Dear Whānau of Opononi Area School, 

Message from the Board:

Following the appointment of Rosina as our Acting Principal for Term 1, the school embarked on a thorough recruitment journey to select a permanent Principal to lead our beautiful school. We are delighted to share that the process has been successful, and we are excited to announce our new Principal beyond term 1 will be Ms. Rosina Wikaira.

Rosina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. With over 20 years of dedication to education, including many years as a Principal, her leadership capabilities are well-established. Her deep-rooted connection to our school as a former student, teacher, and leader, along with her commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi practices, make her a great asset to our school community.

The recruitment process attracted six exceptional applicants, each with varying levels of senior leadership experience and strong connections to the school and/or the Far North community. With the assistance of an external recruitment agency, we ensured a fair and thorough selection process.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the applicants who expressed interest in joining our school leadership team. Your passion for education and dedication to our community are truly commendable.

We look forward to the exciting opportunities and achievements that lie ahead for Opononi Area School.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Rosina Wikaira on her appointment as our Principal.  We are working on arrangements to formally welcome Rosina with a powhiri, and information will follow in the coming weeks.

Nga mihi nui,

Melissa Parlane on behalf of the Opononi Area School Board.

Calendar at a Glance

Term 1:

Swimming Sports

Harbour Swim

School Photos

Waka Ama Nationals 

Te Tai Tokerau Festival 

Term 2:

Area Schools Sports Tournament 

Senior School Ball 

Nga Manu Korero Regionals 

Term 3:

Inter school sports

BOI BEAST Challenge

Open Day 

Practice Exams

Term 4:

South Hokianga Junior Kapa Haka Festival

NCEA Exams

Prize Giving 

Leavers Dinner