A Little bit about our School

Horahora School is situated on the eastern slopes of Mt Maungatautari near the township of Cambridge. The most significant features include Lake Karapiro Hydro Lake, and the Maungatautari Ecological Island. It is predominantly a dairy farming community however, in recent years the number of lifestyle blocks has increased significantly. The school provides a central focus for the community.

The school has a rich history with it's centennial year being celebrated in 2009. The village was originally located to the south on the banks of the Waikato River where a series of large rapids were dammed to generate electricity. The school was eventually shifted to it's present site in 1909 although the school house had to suffice until classrooms were built. It was called Maungatautari Number Two. The more recent history of the school and it's community have been recorded to mark the 100th school reunion. It is as a result of this history that Horahora School has such strong links with Mt Maungatautari, Lake Karapiro, and the local community. This history is unique to Horahora and forms an integral part of learning programmes to this day.

Horahora School currently operates two classrooms and caters for students from Year 0 – 8. Its roll fluctuates between 17 and 35. Programmes have a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. We also provide programmes with a local flavour focussing on the environment, history, and Outdoor Education. Our most recent ERO review was very complimentary and supported what we already knew!

To have the self-confidence to make a difference to my world.


Explorer                                         Citizenship

Self Manager                                 Thinker


Thank you to our sponsors

We would like to thank all our 2019 sponsors for their support it is greatly appreciated by us all:

Cambridge Septic Tank        The Honda Shop      Wealleans Groundspread    

Beacon Hill Contracting

David Soar        Professional Farm Services      Lightwire       Waikato Farm Source Cambridge

Bowe Spreading Cambridge       F.D.L Water Services       ITC Ltd      Cambridge Vets

Curin Contracotrs     Chris Ryan Plumbing        AC Petfoods        Direct Electrical      Elite Pools  

Apollo's Complete Bathrooms      HelloWorld