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Miss Jordan Williams
Mrs Amanda King

NE - Year 1

We are passionate about successful transitions to school, and we enjoy working alongside families as their children transition to school.  We run a play-based approach to learning, where children develop the Key Competencies and have ownership over their learning.


Mrs Sarah Weston
Miss Lucy Elliott

Year 1 - 2

Piwakawaka is a group of Year 1/2 learners that enjoy exploring their world and learning new things. We are an active bunch and love singing and dancing. Play-based philosophy has a strong influence in our classroom and we love spending time making, creating and building in the shed and in the classroom.


Mrs Tanya Benge

Year 2

In Tui we're growing our independence and developing our self management skills. We love getting outdoors to explore our school's natural environment, and have great fun within our classroom - discovering new things and building strong relationships with our peers.


Whaea Jaimee

Year 2/3

Ruru is a Year 2/3 class of dynamic, creative and aspiring young minds.  We love to be inquiring, exploring and having fun through our learning.  We celebrate achievements large and small and appreciate what each individual brings to our learning.  We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and believe that we are all paddling together in our waka (boat) down the awa (river) of learning.


Mr Cameron McKinnon
Mrs Demelza Pendergrast

Year 3/4

Korimako is a Modern Learning Environment (MLE),  Alongside reading, writing and maths, we are excited about engaging the class in science, drama, art and sporting experiences. Korimako is a fun and energetic place to learn.

Te Hokioi

Ms Rachael Heath

Year 4/5

We love being creative and solving problems.  As we are part of the senior school we are also learning to be more self-managed and responsible for our own learning. We are great role models and love hanging out with our buddy class, working together to be the best we can be.


Whaea Mel
Mrs Josie Pullenger

Year 5/6

We are focusing on self-management skills, taking ownership of our learning and becoming great leaders. We love being role models and spending quality time with the younger children in the school. We love to design, create and build things and spend a lot of time in our new Discovery shed. In Pukeko we value good relationships and we work together as a team - within the class and within the school.

Te Ohanga

Mr Robert Lewis

Year 7/8

Te Ohanga is the year 7/8 class at Oropi School.  Their teacher is the wonderful Mr Lewis.  Among other things, they enjoy attending Technology classes once a week and the many leadership opportunities offered to them as seniors at the school.

Te Kokako O Otanewainuku

Whaea Ngaere

Te Kokako O Otanewainuku is our Bilingual class.  You can find more information under their separate tab.