Our school is a small rural primary school well supported by the local community. In a school of this size, we know our students and we are able to target our teaching accordingly. We have a friendly, supportive Board of Trustees, dedicated staff, parents, PTA and school community that make our school AWESOME. We strive for excellence in the education of all of our students. Our children are happy and secure within our school environment and they work and play well together. Our students are very fortunate to have a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enhance their education. There is a family atmosphere here at Otamarakau. Our behaviour management is restorative and responsive to meet our students’ needs. As a staff, we are committed to building upon our strengths, using deliberate acts of teaching and evidence based strategies, to maximise student achievement, ensuring curriculum delivery of the highest quality. At Otamarakau School we have high expectations for our students learning and their behaviour and we encourage our students to be self-directed learners. We look forward to another AWESOME year.