Welcome to Okaihau College

Okaihau College is located in the heart of the mid-north and is a modern and welcoming learning environment. We provide our students with a culturally rich and truly authentic New Zealand educational experience and are committed to providing an education which nurtures intelligence and lifelong learning, encourages achievement, creativity, confidence and fosters true community spirit.


Friday 18 January 2019
It is with great sadness that we share the news of our recently retired principal Alan Forgie’s passing. Alan suffered a brain haemorrhage on Wednesday. He was flown to Auckland Hospital and operated on but never regained consciousness. He passed away in the early hours of this morning.
Our school marae, Whakarongorua, will be open from 9.00am – 12.00pm on Monday 21 January for people come in, share memories and be together at this sad time.
At this stage, the funeral will be held at the Okaihau College hall on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Details about the funeral will be posted when we have them.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Alan’s family at this difficult time.


Okaihau College 2019 Start Dates

The Main Office will be open for enrolments and enquiries from 9.00am – 4.00pm, Tuesday 29 January 2019 onwards.

We have limited places available for out-of-zone enrolments in Years 8, 10, 11, 12, 13; please contact us for more information or to make an appointment to enrol your student.

The Student Centre will be open daily for uniform and stationery 9.00am – 3.30pm, Tuesday 29 January 2019 onwards and a late night from 5.00pm – 7.00pm on Thursday 31 January.

Please note that the school will be closed (including the Main Office and Student Centre) on Monday 4 February for staff training.

Student Start Dates
Thursday 7 February
Students in Years 7, 11, 12 and 13.  We also expect all new students to attend school on this day to assist with their transition / orientation.

There will be a powhiri in the school marae at 8.40 am; all new students, parents and whanau are welcome to attend.

Monday 11 February
All students in Years 7 – 13

Okaihau College Board of Trustees –  Have Your Say.   Click here  to add your opinions about upcoming Board of Trustees policies which are being reviewed.

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