Orautoha School is a state, co educational full primary school situated in the Orautoha Valley, North West of Raetihi. A Sole Charge Principal and a part time teacher aide deliver the curriculum to the children.
The Orautoha and surrounding valleys are sheltered, warm and are nestled between the Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks. Access to Orautoha School and the surrounding valleys is from State Highway 4. All roads are no exit.
The school is within walking distance to the Manganui O Te Ao River which is the breeding ground of the endangered Blue Duck or Whio. The river is also popular with tourists for trout fishing, rafting, kayaking and camping holidays.