Welcome to Opaheke School Library


Opaheke School Library is a warm, friendly, busy library. It is open every school day to all students and staff. The primary purpose of having a School Library is to strengthen student learning.

Values of Reading

Opens up, feeds and sustains the imagination

Provides independent learning for life

Absorption, engagement and expression of new ideas

Helps, supports life-long interests

Enriches and deepens language skills for thinking, speaking and writing

Knowledge creates confidence to participate in every aspect of society

Enhances academic achievement

Library Dates


Book Week 2013

We had a wonderful book parade this year with many individual creative costumes as well as class themes. Other activities during our book week included;

librarian book reviews to all classesstorytellingshared readingStu DuvalStu's unique performances certainly captivated students and staff during our book week. His skills in Visual Art, Oral Storytelling and Drama, allowed us to enjoy his original tales all performed in a one-hour-one-man show - creating endearing characters full of passion and humour.
Stu has written and crafted over sixty original story performances, suitable for a wide range of ages and audiences. These books are currently being processed in our school library and will be ready for reference only use.  THis is the best category for this type of book as it is spiral bound and be 'over-loved' very quickly. 

For further information about Stu, please visit the site address below.

Thanks again to the Opaheke …

Dates to note



Everyone will love this book and CD, especially the Juniors! Learn about the Kea, sing along or just listen.  Go to this link for further information about the Kea.

'Jean was just a normal New Zealand girl. She loved lying on the grass in her back yard and gazing into the clouds. She would daydream that she was a bird, gliding high, high up in the sky.'
Jean dreams of flying p.2

This and Ed climbs a big hillare in the library on display then they will be filed in the non-fiction area.

2013written and printed in NZhistory too!

Rugby and Soccer Fans!

If you want to improve your skills in sport, come to the library and check out our knew series called 'How to Improve'