The Story of Wymondley Road School

Wymondley school in Otara

On the 25th May 1959, Ōtara No. 1 Primary School opened (the first school to be built in the Otara region). At the time, Ōtara was predominantly a rural area and it was a few years before other schools opened in the area. The official opening was held on 3 December 1960. Several years later (1969), the school was renamed Wymondley Road School.

Wymondley Road School is nestled on the edge of Ōtara, central to the borders of Papatoetoe and Otahuhu. The small suburban school caters for students in Years 1 to 6 and nurtures the well-being and learning of 200 children.

The school adage Tu Rangatira/Stand Tall, has underpinned the school values and culture for decades, and till this day ‘Tu Rangatira’ serves as inspiration to the current students, staff and community.