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Nau Mai Haere Mai, Welcome!


Distance Learning

Oranga School was established in February 1949 and currently has a roll of approximately 350 year 1–6 students and has a combined staff of approximately 40.


The school is set on the southern slopes of One Tree Hill with spacious park-like grounds and extensive learning resources including a library, well-resourced classrooms, extensive digital devices including Chromebooks, ipads and Robotics.


The school boasts three fantastic adventure playgrounds, a bicycle track, a school hall with stage facilities and large court and field areas.

Oranga means wellbeing and at Oranga School we believe in nurturing the whole child. We are passionate about education and making a difference in the lives of our students. 


At Oranga School we place the child at the centre of the learning process, ensuring that they feel connected, are motivated to learn, do their best and experience progress and success. It is important for students to have a sense of belonging and confidence in themselves, their place in the world and be life-long learners.


We have high expectations of our students and we have an expectation that all our children will succeed. We are proud to celebrate the diversity within our community and we value the uniqueness that this brings to our school. 


Bridget Lummis


Why choose Oranga School for my child?​​

  • Our students are caring and feel a sense of belonging to our school.

  • We value partnerships between children, whānau, teachers, and the wider community.

  • We celebrate diversity. Students bring a diverse range of perspectives to our classes.

  • We provide the foundation skills for the future with an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and inquiry learning.

  • Learning is about the growth of the whole child – culturally, emotionally, academically, socially, and physically.

  • We encourage all children to rise to their full potential and happiness in learning and life.

  • We have a warm and safe learning environment with dedicated, caring staff.

  • We have high behaviour standards and expectations of achievement.

  • Student wellbeing is supported and promoted.

Term Dates 2024

Term 1

Tuesday 30 January - Friday 12 April

Term 2

Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

Term 3

Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

Term 4

Monday 14 October - Friday 20 December

Public Holidays 2024

Term 1

Tuesday 6 February - Waitangi Day Observed

Friday 29 March - Good Friday

Monday 1 April - Easter Monday

Tuesday 2 April - Easter Tuesday

Term 2

Monday 3 June - King's Birthday

Friday 28 June - Matariki

Term 4

Monday 28 October - Labour Day

Oranga's Online Library

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