Kia ora whānau,

Re: Enrolment Scheme.

We are currently in discussions with the Ministry of Education about the development of an Enrolment Scheme that brings in school zoning for a large portion of schools including ours. This has a lot to do with our current capacity and the upcoming roll growth expected with the current housing development taking place in our community.

Don’t be alarmed, as any current tamariki and siblings of those tamariki regardless of where in Rotorua you reside, have the reassurance that there will be no changes for you with this scheme. This will more come into effect over the next 2 – 5 years as we ensure that we can cater for our local (zoned) community as well as those who are outside of our zone and want to be at Ōwhata School.

We understand this could raise a lot of questions so there is a link to an Ōwhata School survey that you can access by following the link. There is a helpful video and information for whānau on this page.

Our Board of Trustees will continue to keep you updated regarding this scheme.

Please visit our Facebook page for the link to the Ministry of Education website with the overview, video and survey link for our school.