Greetings to all Oratia families and whānau.

Welcome to our family/whānau. We hope that your child will find learning at Oratia District School exciting, interesting, challenging and encouraging of their success. Our staff are dedicated and aim to attain excellence in a positive, caring learning environment that lays the foundations for our students’ future.

Oratia District School is a values based school. At our school we value respect, responsibility, risk taking, resilience and reflection. All that we do is grounded in those values. As a Silver Enviro School we work to foster sustainability, reduce, re-use and recycle.

We have an ‘open door policy’. As a member of our school community you are warmly invited to become involved in the school and to participate in the many school activities on offer. The school has a commitment to providing programmes which meet our students’ needs and recognise current educational innovation. As a high functioning school our focus is on teaching and learning, and on giving every student and teacher the opportunity to do so.

We have a zero tolerance to bullying and manage student behaviour positively, in a manner which maintains the rights of both teachers and children. Our students are expected to treat all with common courtesy and conversely are treated in a similar manner by teachers.

Our school was established in 1882 and has a long history of fine traditions and accomplishments that we are all proud of. The physical environment, nestled among apple orchards in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, which stretch out to the West Coast, cannot be equalled.

Oratia District School draws from a large catchment area extending to the coast at Piha. An enrolment scheme is in place and details of this can be found on our website.

Many thanks,

Ms Linda



The Oratia Creatives Local History Movie is animation of the history of Oratia full of wonderful facts about our community and featuring some well known local faces. This is a project which a group of our students have been working on with the 'Creatives In Schools' team - Martin and Britta Sercombe, Robyn Kewell and teacher, Kerensa Mackinnon.

Click here to view the show on youtube

confident, connected learners making a positive difference



Oratia Cultural Greetings Project.mp4

Ko Titi-i-te-Rangi te maunga

Ko Waitakere te awa

Ko te Wai o Pareira te whenua haumako

Ko te pae o Hikurangi te rohe

Te Kawerau a Maki te iwi

Ko te kura o Oratia te papakainga