Oratia District School is unique in New Zealand in that it has a small side school with a special character of its own. On the Lone Kauri Road near Karekare Beach, Lone Kauri School is attached to the Oratia staffing schedule. It caters for about 30 students from Years 0 to 6, under the direction of teachers Meredith Blackman and Viv Mulgrew and support staff Carlene Armitage and Alia Bland. For more information on the Lone Kauri enrollment zone please see our enrollment page.

Teena Cains

Lead Teacher

Viv Mulgrew

Teacher/Teacher Aide

Carlene Armitage


Alia Bland

Teacher Aide