Moerewa School is situated in the Mid-North, 20 minutes inland from Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Our school first opened in 1913. In 2005 Moerewa School merged with Otiria School and re-sited to the old Bay of Islands Intermediate School site. Moerewa School is proud of the history and traditions that shaped both Moerewa School and Otiria School in the past.
The area is a semi rural small town with AFFCO New Zealand the main employer in the area. Unemployment is high with the downsizing and closing of local industry.
We are a state school catering for children from Years 0 to 10. The roll is approximately 180 students within ten classrooms.
The school is situated on a large block of land and includes twelve classrooms, a large and small hall, library, administration block and a Specialist Technology Centre. The technology centre also caters for a number of schools in the area who send their Year 7 and 8 pupils to us for instruction.
The school delivers the National Curriculum both in English, in the mainstream classes, and Maori in the Kopunui Whanau Unit. There are 3 classes in whanau Kopunui. The junior classes deliver instruction from 80% to 100% in Te Reo Maori. The senior room is 50% to 80% in Te Reo.
In 2006 the Moerewa School BoT agreed to offer Year 9 /10 education at Moerewa School. This was as a result of the Moerewa Community asking for this when they wrote the Moerewa Community Campus submission to the Minister of Education at the time.
Outdoor features include, a swimming pool, three adventure playgrounds, orchard, and shade trees.
The school also has an OSCAR programme and Tuna Tec Computer suite operating regularly after school each day.
We honour the Treaty of Waitangi and Maori rights as tangata whenua. We recognise and celebrate the unique role of Ngati Hine in our community.
We aim for our school to be a place where children, whanau and staff feel safe, and are strong and secure in their own cultural base and language.
To be a happy school, where we all work together, to ensure learning is fun and each child achieves to their personal best.