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Oturu School Story - Place based curriculum


Oturu School is a rural full primary school three kilometres from Kaitaia, which encourages hands-on opportunities for its pupils through teaching real life skills and sustainability.

When I first arrived at Oturu 15 years ago, I saw opportunities to reconnect kids to their country experience. I was originally a bee keeper so I used my skills in this area. We went from rabbits in hutches, to bees in hives, and then on to chickens. Macadamia trees were planted in the early days, then olives, lemons, mandarins, and guava trees. We now have 200 fruit trees and five vegetable gardens!

Oturu School Principal, Fraser Smith

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