Daffodil Day at Opua School, 2017

Our school supported Daffodil Day today with the children bringing in a gold coin for being allowed to wear mufti and bringing in lots of other small coins and arranging them all on our large daffodil that has had pride of place in our staffroom window this week. Thank you children, parents and staff members for helping us show our support for this most worthy of causes.

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Room 1’s Kite flying at Waitangi

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Room 2 Experiments’ Day

Room 2 children donned their lab coats today and became mad, young scientists. What fun! If you would like to see more images, check out our Special Events tab…

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Storytelling fun with Zebong


For more images, see under the ‘Special Events’ tab…

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Advertising Space Rentals – an opportunity and thanks!

The two year agreements for the advertising panel spaces on our fence are coming up for renewal soon.

Thank you to those businesses that have already renewed for another 2 years. We are grateful to:

The Total Marine Group;

Opua Canvas Auto and Marine Trimmers;

Bay of Islands ITM;

Cater Marine;

NZ Yacht Services;

Opua Auto.

These advertising spaces are a vital way of trying to raise some extra money to support projects at school for the direct benefit of the children. We see these as community-orientated and mutually beneficial to the school and to local businesses. We will have a minimum of two panel spaces coming available. If you are interested in acquiring one, we are keen first to offer this opportunity to Opua businesses that have a direct relationship with the school [via, for example, owners having children at school]. If you are interested, please pop in to see me at school or send me an email [principal@opua.school.nz] and I will send you all the details.

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Thank you BlueFix and Gary Hack

We would like to thank BlueFix in Opua and Gary Hack for their kindness and expertise in repairing and returning our dolphin water fountain. It is great to have it back looking as good as new. We really appreciate all your efforts.

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CONGRATULATIONS!

As many of you no doubt will have been aware of, the 2017 World Masters Games occurred in Auckland during these last school holidays. It was a huge and incredibly successful event with over 27,000 competitors from over 100 countries and, furthermore, we are able to congratulate two of our own for their great success in these games.

Paytyn’s mum and one of our Board trustees, Jasmine Beasley, won…GOLD in the female Masters tournament in Touch Rugby whilst Katya Caulton came in second in her category for the 1.5km Open Water swim. What stunning performances and results that are an inspiration to us all.

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Welcome back!

Welcome back to term 2 everyone! We have had a lovely start and everyone is positive and straight into their learning and enjoying each other’s company following our ‘Caring and Sharing’ motto.

I wish everyone a happy and productive term. Don’t hesitate to pop in to see me if you would like to discuss any school matter that is on your mind.

Simon McGowan

Principal

 

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Rocky Shore trip 2017

What a dramatic day it was! Great excitement was caused even before we had left Opua with our bus being unable to get onto the Okiato ferry! The children dealt with this unexpected event very well indeed, despite all having to file off the bus to lighten it, and have an extra paragraph to add into their descriptive writing about their day’s experiences!

We had to go to a quickly designed alternative plan and we ended up at Bayly’s Beach which turned out to be very giving and a wonderful back up. Many, many thanks to all the parents and caregivers who came along to help. Without you, this event would be impossible to put on. You are all very much appreciated. My thanks also to the teachers who attended and put it such effort to make a challenging and eventful day very worthwhile for the children and their learning!

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Opua School Regatta and Community Event, 2017

Wow, what a fantastic Sunday we have just had. Our annual Opua School Regatta was a joyful event that was very well attended and superbly organised.

Central to the success of the day was our wonderful PTA parent helpers. A special mention must go to Ben who worked tirelessly in co-ordinating this, our school’s main fundraiser. I want to unreservedly thank him and all the other wonderful parent helpers who invested so much of their own time into supporting the school and this important event. You are all very much appreciated. My thanks also to the teachers who supported the PTA 100% in all their efforts.

There were many fun events and, this year, a particular thank you to Opua Cruising Club for organising a sailing regatta in the afternoon for our young, wannabe sailors. [Big thanks to Gary Hack], to our mayor the Honourable John Carter QSO for being such an excellent MC of the event and, as always, to our very many wonderful sponsors without whom this event would not be possible. Many thanks for your generosity.

If you would like to view some pictures of the event, please go to our Home page, click on ‘Student Work and Activities’ > Special Events > The 2017 Opua School Regatta. Enjoy!

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