Principal's Welcome

Nau mai, tautī mai ki Te Kura o Ōhinetahi,


A warm welcome to you and your whānau as you explore what Ōhinetahi | Governors Bay has on offer as a kura and as a community. We invite any questions and visits to our kura - please be in touch. 


Our place in the world

As education moves towards a place-based local curriculum, Te Kura o Ōhinetahi is perfectly positioned to take advantage of its unique location: steeped in Māori and European history, at the head of the Whakaraupō | Lyttelton Harbour and nestled at the base of the Port Hills. We only need to look around for inspiration. As tumuaki, I believe that we can achieve a strong understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a collective through playing and learning in our own backyard. 


Inspirational teaching and learning through creativity and diversity

The world around us is constantly changing - whether it be earthquakes, fires or a global pandemic - and our mission is to support and inspire our kaiako | teachers, ākonga | students and wider whānau and community to be open to change and adaptive in our approach. This means how and what we learn is also changing. A strong framework for inquiry is vital for ākonga | students to know that they have the transferable skills for learning anything, anywhere.


It’s exciting to be a part of Te Kura o Ōhinetahi because of how community-focussed and future-ready the school strives to be. This is evident in the school’s commitment to an integrated curriculum that moves away from silos of knowledge towards developing young people who are culturally confident and critical thinkers. 


Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.

We come not with our own strengths but bring with us the gifts, talents and strengths of our family, tribe and ancestors. The kura | school worked with the community to identify and develop their core values of:

  • Hauora | Wellbeing

  • Tūrangawaewae | Connections

  • Mana | Integrity

  • Manaakitanga | Respect

  • Te kotahitanga i roto to rerekētanga | Diversity

  • Te itoito me te kaha | Courage


Haere mai and welcome

We warmly invite you to come and visit our kura and get a feel for what learning and life is like at Ōhinetahi. We are very proud of our kura and community and would love to share some of that with you!


Nāku iti noa, nā,

Meagan Kelly

Tumuaki | Principal

Contact us:

Ph: 03 329 9854

1 Jetty Road

Governors Bay

RD1 Lyttelton 8971

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