Orewa North Primary School opened on the 22nd May 1978 and is a primary school catering for children from Year one to six.
Our school is located 40 kilometres north of the Auckland City Centre at the Hibiscus Coast beach resort of Orewa. The school is located two blocks from the beach which is a natural attraction for all families associated with the school.
At Orewa North Primary School we want our children to be confident, excited, creative, energetic and enterprising. We want them to be independent thinkers, be equipped to take advantage of technological innovations and be able to relate exceptionally well to an increasingly diverse society. They should have the educational skills, social confidence and emotional resilience to readily adapt to the ever-changing society around them.
Our vision, and as such our main priority, should always be about improving the educational outcomes and social opportunities for our children.
The school is beginning to experience quite significant roll growth and has been placed on the ‘wait and watch’ list by the Ministry of Education. This means the Ministry is monitoring our roll growth and will consider an appropriate strategy when and where needed. We began 2016 with over 300 children on the roll and could finish the year with upwards of 350 children.
It is expected that our school roll will continue to grow as more families are attracted to the life style the area provides and the on-going residential development.
Orewa North Primary School endeavours to provide a friendly and safe environment for the children to carry out their learning. In 2016 the school is continuing to provide its children with a level of education that will form the foundation to build on in the years ahead. Class programmes ensure our learners have a good grasp of the essential skills in literacy and numeracy, with the major focus being around student voice and developing the capabilities of our student learners.
There is also a considerable focus on the wider curriculum, most notably in terms of Physical Education, Cultural Performance and Understanding, and the Arts (Music, Drama and Dance). Through the programme opportunities children receive both in and outside the classroom we aim to ensure children gain the self-confidence to progress and achieve at their individual level.