Our School


We are rurally situated, proud of our past, with a clear vision for the future.

We value our long history and unique rural character. Oromahoe School was established more than 130 years ago to serve the local community and was staffed by teachers from the Mission, later becoming a Native and Māori School. It is now a decile 6, full Primary School catering for New Entrant to Year 8 students and attended by children from a very wide catchment area (both urban and rural). Parents make the choice to send their children to a rural school and are very supportive and enjoy being involved in their children's learning.

We are located off State Highway 10, halfway between Puketona and Pakaraka junctions. Kerikeri is the nearest town, 15 minutes away, and Paihia, Kawakawa and Kaikohe are approximately 20 minutes' drive away. The School is set 1km back from the road and nestled amongst established native and oak trees on a large flat area.

‘Manaakitia te tangata, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea’

‘Treat people respectfully, irrespectively of who they are and where they come from’

We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning School (PB4L). PB4L offers primary schools a way of building a consistent and positive school-wide climate to support learning.

Each week we focus on positive behaviours we expect to see around the school. These behaviours are closely aligned to our ‘TOP 5’ values. Students are given the opportunity to discuss and share ideas around feelings and outcomes of certain behaviours, both positive and challenging. We know what our 'TOP 5' values look, sound, and feel like in any situation.

~ We expect staff, teachers, parents and whānau to model positive behaviours for these expectations to be successful.

~ It is an expectation that students at Oromahoe School will demonstrate positive behaviours and encourage others to do the same.

PB4L is supported by the Ministry of Education. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Oromahoe School Learner Profile

Oromahoe Learners will:

~ walk confidently in both Māori and Pakeha worlds, feeling connected to the school and the local area

~ be confident in Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori

~ communicate effectively and actively collaborate together

~ know how to make a difference and contribute to society

~ be resilient, empowered learners who love learning, are confident to take risks and are not afraid to make mistakes

~ have integrity, are kind and compassionate to self and others

~ be well balanced, well rounded citizens, who are adaptable and persevere in relationships and learning

~ demonstrate kaitiakitanga (guardianship) toward our environment, others, themselves and property

~ be motivated, innovative and think critically to solve problems

~ demonstrate financial capability, are literate and numerateand strive for personal excellence

~ be ICT literate, technologically capable and skilled in a broad range of curriculum learning areas