'Learn by Doing - Mā te Mahi kā Ako’


Welcome to Otaua School 2023

School starts for students on Thursday 2nd February

We can not wait to see everyone! Don't forget to check your class dojo for more information! https://www.classdojo.com/

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Welcome to Otaua School.  

We are a small rural school located near the  Waiuku Forest.  We are surrounded by stunning countryside, close to the Waikato River and Karioitahi Beach.

Historically our school has had a unique connection to the land in Otaua. That is both a historical connection (the portage, significant to the Maori in days gone by, and the dairy factory in Otaua) and a present connection through our farming families and through the work we do as an Enviroschool. Because of this connection, we have named our 4 house groups based around this environment.  They are Swamp, River, Coast and Harbour.

Otaua School is 128 years old!  The school was originally established in 1895 and was called Maioro School, and was located a little further up Maioro Road.  The original school building is now part of the Waiuku Museum.

We currently have 190 students from NE to Year 8.

Our 9 classrooms are named after NZ native birds:

Room 1 Piwakawaka   -  Mrs Shea Malloy

Room 2 Kea - Mrs Carrie Whyte

 Room 3 Ruru - Miss Sam Gavin

Room 4 Kiwi Kingdom - Miss Courtney Lindberg

Room 9 Kotare - Ms Jocelyn Brodie (opening in T3)

Room 5 Korimako Ako - Ms Caitlih Wallace

Room 6 Kereru Cove -  Mrs Karen Pavletich

Room 7 Pukekos Nest - Mrs Alison O'Regan

Room 8 Tui - Mrs Anna Parsonson

''At Otaua School we want all our students to be self-assured, connected, actively involved lifelong learners. '

Citizenship - Positively participating and contributing to our school and community

Fairness - Being kind and thoughtful to all

Responsibility - Demonstrate skills to manage ourselves, our interactions with others and care for the school environment

Trustworthiness - Being people who do the right thing, even when no one is looking

2023 Term Dates

Term One         

Tuesday 8 February to Thursday 6 April 2023              

Monday 7 February - Waitangi Day Observed

Friday 7 April - Good Friday

Monday 10 April - Easter Monday

Tuesday 11 April - Easter Tuesday

Term Two         

Monday 24 April  to Friday 30 June 202

Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

Monday 5 June - King’s Birthday


Term Three

Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2023 
Friday 14 July - Matariki

Term Four           

Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December 2023             
Monday 23 October - Labour Day