Diligence Reaps Rewards

Hi and welcome to the Orautoha School website. We are pleased you have come to visit and we hope you find all that you are looking for.

We are a Sole charge school in the Orautoha Valley which is located along the Maunganui-o-te-ao river. We are 15 minutes from Raetihi and 30 minutes from Ohakune. Currently we have 27 students from Year 0-8.

We are a water only school which means that water is the only drink permitted when we are at school or if we are away representing our school. We are also an Enviro School. We have 3 raised garden beds that our students plan, plant and harvest from every season. We have a grow house where we cultivate our seedlings and a shade house for the summer. Our strawberry patch is amazing and so is our worm farm. We have five chickens and one rooster.

At our school we do all that we can to make sure that every one of our tamariki feel valued, appreciated and are a contributing member of our school whanau.


Promote quality holistic learning, encourage diligence and perseverance and empower students to reach their individual potentials enabling them to reap the rewards of success.