Our School

Glen Oroua School is a decile 9 primary school for years 0-8.  Established in 1903, the school is situated in rural Manawatu at the southern end of Sansons Road, Glen Oroua.  We are serviced by a Ministry of Education funded school bus and are a part of the Te Kawau cluster of schools.

We currently have 66 students on our roll. 



Our facilities include:

  • 3 recently renovated classrooms, with a break-out/technology area adjoining the senior room and new breakout room off the junior room.

  • An extensive library in a dedicated building.

  • A swimming pool (with a cover), which is also available for after-hours community use during summer.

  • 2 purpose built playgrounds, a sandpit, and a fort with a flying fox.

  • Extensive grounds, including a native area with a boardwalk and outdoor classroom area, playing fields, and a hedge in which the students may play.

  • A vegetable garden for each classroom.

  • Digital devices in all classrooms, including mini iPads and chromebooks, which are integrated into the curriculum.

  • A purpose built administration block completed in 2015 and officially opened by the (then) Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. John Key, in September 2015.

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Teaching time is from 9-11 am with a short "brain food" break at around 10 am, 11.20 am-12.30 pm, and 1.30-3 pm in the afternoon.

Whole School Assemblies are usually held every second Friday from 2.15 pm, with each class taking turns at presenting some of their work, songs and plays.  Notice of these is in the weekly school newsletter.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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