Otari School

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Otari School
166 Wilton Road,
Coordinates 41°16′5″S 174°45′22″E / 41.26806°S 174.75611°E / -41.26806; 174.75611
Type State, Co-educational, Full primary Years 1-8[1]
Established 1956[2]
Ministry of Education Institution no. 3073
Principal Clifford Wicks[3]
School roll 195[4] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 10

Otari school is a state primary school in Wellington, New Zealand, formerly known as Wilton school. It is divided into three strands: one that teaches in the manner conventional to New Zealand schools, a Māori immersion stream, and a stream based around the principles of Montessori teaching. It has a focus on the environment. The school is located next to Otari, a botanical garden dedicated to native plants.

The school is also the site of Otari Preschool. As of 2012, the principal is Clifford Wicks.


  1. ^ "Supplementary Review Report:Otari School". Education Review Office. November 2006. 
  2. ^ "Otari School 50th Jubilee Celebration". Otari School. 
  3. ^ "Contacts". Otari School. 
  4. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017.