Author Archives: Simon McGowan

About Simon McGowan

Hello everyone. I am the new Principal at Opua School and am delighted to be so. I arrived in New Zealand in 1999, after teaching in the UK for 13 years, and very soon became the Deputy Principal at Bay of Islands College. I finished there at the end of 2012 after being appointed as the Principal of the best little school in the universe. I feel so privileged and very excited.

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 … Continue reading

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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