Orewa Primary and Orewa College

Schools near Ara Hills


Orewa Primary is 3-mins from Ara Hills

Your kids can ride their bikes to school from Orewa Primary once they’re road-savvy enough. Just 1.8kms down the road, this local school had a student body of 385 at the last ERO report (January 2018) and a reputation for helping kids achieve to their potential. Here’s an excerpt from the report.

“The vision and valued outcomes defined by the school for all children are focused on empowering students to achieve personal excellence in a learning culture that values all. The school motto, ‘He Tongata la Toangata’’ - where everybody is somebody – is well understood by children and the school community. The school’s achievement information shows that just over ninety percent of children achieve National Standards for reading, writing and mathematics.”

Orewa College is 5-mins from Ara Hills

Orewa College has an outstanding reputation. The school motto, kia pono kia eke ki te nohonga rangatira, means ‘towards enriched, responsible citizenship’ and the college leadership promises to get your kids ready for the world.

Here’s an excerpt from the last ERO report:

“The highly effective leadership, and teaching and learning programmes at Orewa College engage students and promote their progress and achievement. Students achieve very well in National Standards, and in NCEA qualifications. There is also a strong focus on Manaaki where the school ensures that positive values are promoted and students ‘wellbeing needs are well met”

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