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From the Principal
Kia ora tatou.
Welcome to Oteha Valley School. Our school is a relatively new state primary school in Albany on Auckland's North Shore, catering for children in Years 1 - 6 (5-11yrs). It is very unique, opening on 27 January 2004, with 16 children and 8 teachers, at North Harbour Stadium because none of the buildings on the school site was ready to occupy. Staff and students moved to the current site 4 weeks later, with 18 children!
As the surrounding neighbourhood has grown, so has our school and we currently have 340 students and 17 teachers. Our school community reflects our multicultural neighbourhood and we welcome and celebrate this diversity.
We are fortunate to have dedicated teachers who are enthusiastic and committed to meeting the individual needs of each child. Teachers keep up to date with best practice in teaching through regular focused professional development and review. We believe that education is not just about knowledge. We aim to ensure that your child learns how to learn and the value of learning through providing rich experiences both in and out of the classroom. The skills and knowledge that children need to become valuable citizens in the global world are very different to those that have been traditionally taught and programmes and classrooms at our school reflect this.
Before you make the decision to send your child to Oteha Valley School I encourage you to come and talk to me about what we can offer your child. We value your knowledge about your child and look forward to sharing your child’s educational journey with you.
Rose Neal M.EdAdmin (Hons), B.A., Dip Teaching, Dip Ed Management.