Orini Combined School is a rural school approximately 35 km northeast of Hamilton. We are a full primary school catering for students from Year 0 to Year 8 (New Entrants to Form 2). Our Combined school represents the merger of the district schools of Orini, Te Hoe, Netherby and Mangawara into the current Orini Combined School. Our four school houses are named after these four districts.

Why choose us?

Our point of difference is the provision of a family oriented rural education. We strive to stay at the cutting edge of educational practice through intensive staff professional development in teaching and learning. There is an outstanding team of teaching and support staff.


The school is located in extensive grounds situated between the Mangawara River and Te Hoe Mountain. The school's recreational facilities include a large adventure playground, swimming pool, tennis,basketball, netball and volleyball turf. These are complemented with a hard court area for games and padder tennis.

21st Century Learning

All students in Year 5-8 participate in our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program. We have embedded up-to-date ICT practices for staff, students and Board of Trustees through Google Apps. The school has an extensive sports program which includes both competitive and participatory sporting fixtures. Cultural activities include music, art, dance, drama and Kapa Haka.