Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 6.58.48 PMKia ora Whanau. I am married to Allison and we have six children, three who have attended Owhata Primary. I was seconded on to the Board as a parent representative when my two youngest girls attended Owhata Primary, this was over 9years ago now and I have seen the school develop and improve in many areas through very good Management and Board Governance during this time.
Our school roll has steadily grown during my time here and we hope to see this trend increase further over the next few years. This increase I believe is through the dedicated effort of the Teachers, Management and Board of Trustees to ensure our school provides high quality teaching and also a safe learning environment for our tamariki.
To this, I must also include the involvement of our whanau, by being involved and being inclusive with their education and learning has been a great effort by all and must be acknowledge in my statement.
The board have also ensured our local Hapu Ngāti Te Roro o Te Rangi has a partnership with the school and by doing so, have included a Hapu rep on the board to help make the decisions needed to bring strong Governance to the school.
I believe in Owhata Primary and as a trustee, working with the other Board members and School
Management team has been very rewarding for me, however we still have work to do over the next
three years, to make Owhata Primary the school of choice.
Nga mihi
Tony Scott



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Bob Stiles – Principal.





maryKia ora koutou,
I’m Mary the newest kid on the block recently co-opted onto the Board of Trustees. It is a pleasure to be part of such a dedicated group of people.
As a parent of the School I see this as an amazing opportunity to contribute towards the School’s success in providing the very best educational opportunities, experiences and memories for our tamariki, whanau and wider community.
I look forward to digesting the mahi identified for the coming year and meeting, greeting and “getting to know” our whanau, staff and Board members better.
Mauri ora,   Mary Nicholas



Marie Hodge.




Jaimee Rankin


Larissa Ashby


Tania Ngamoki


Kia Ora

I have been a teacher at Ōwhata School for over 30 years and also attended it as a child. I am passionate about our kura and have seen many changes over the years and am proud to have been part of this development. I was the Staff Representative for 6 years many years ago so have a little experience of how they work. We are lucky to have a dedicated group of parents who wish to serve on our Board and I look forward to working with them.

I am the Associate Principal and work out of the office 1 day a week. I am the Leader of the Senior School (years 5 and 6) and also teach the Year 5/6’s in Room 8.