Principal's Message

Kia ora and welcome to Oteha Valley School

Breathing Life into Learning

We’re an innovative, multi-cultural primary school in Albany on Auckland's North Shore, teaching and encouraging children in Years 1 - 6 (5 – 11 years) to be confident, life-long learners.

Our enthusiastic and experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring your child’s time at our school is fun, safe and challenging. We are proud of our primary school and work hard to ensure children leave here with a passion for learning, an understanding of how to learn, and feeling positive about their future.

We provide exciting and authentic learning opportunities and have high expectations for all children. We have collaborated to develop a Vision and Values that are relevant and visible in everyday life.

The skills and knowledge 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’d encourage you to come and talk to me about what we can offer you and your child.

We understand you know your child best and we value that knowledge and the relationship you share. We look forward to sharing your child’s educational journey with you.


Rose Neal B.A., Dip Teaching, Dip Ed Mgmt, Master Ed Mgmt Hons