Brief History

In January 2004, Oteha Valley School held its first classes. With 16 pupils, they were hosted at North Harbour Stadium because the new school was still under construction. Three weeks later, we opened doors to our new primary school on Medallion Drive, Albany on Auckland’s North Shore. Initially, there were three pods of four classrooms, the hall, library and administration area – then an additional pod of eight classrooms was built and opened in 2009.

At the beginning of 2014, ten years after it opened, the school roll was at 325 with 30 staff. The actual capacity of the primary school site is 520 students. We have a satellite class operating from within our school; Kelston Deaf Education Centre. KDEC run their own programmes with independent teachers but are involved in various whole school events and activities throughout the year.

The building of our school in pictures