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!

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.
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