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Principal's Message

Tēna koutou katoa

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all members of the Ōtorohanga College community.  As Principal, I am extremely proud to lead the College and immensely proud of the students, staff and community who help to make Ōtorohanga College the wonderful College that it is.   

Ōtorohanga College aims to provide a safe, caring and respectful environment in which learners achieve individual excellence so that they can be fully involved in all areas of the College and community.  We have a dedicated, enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff who empower our learners to succeed.

We are extremely proud of our students’ achievement both academically and in sports and cultural activities. There is a huge wealth of talent which the students bring to the College and we want to nurture this talent in each and every student so they can leave the College having achieved their own personal goals.  Our focus is on empowering young people who are fully prepared for life in an ever changing, dynamic society.

As a small rural College we pride ourselves on the care and manaaki we show to our students. Knowledge of each student, individually, means we can tailor the pastoral support for each and every one of our students to ensure they are able to thrive in the College environment. 

We are proud of the Ōtorohanga College community and we look forward to welcoming you to our place so that we can embark on our learning journey together.


Mrs Lyndsay Kurth

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Weekly Highlights
27 Jun 2024

Dear parents, caregivers and whānau

I hope this message finds you well at the end of Week 9.  Highlights for me this week have been attending the Ka Whawhai Tonu movie with a group of students and staff, celebrating Matariki with our students and staff and having a large number of parents attend the Parent, Student And Teacher Conferences.

Next week sees a Production dress rehearsal on Monday, Tuesday sees our doors open to the Primary Schools for a Production Matinee and a group of students head to Harvest Rock, on Wednesday there is a Production Matinee as well as an Evening Performance, on Thursday there is a WINTEC Culinary Fare EOTC event as well as our 1st XV rugby boys heading to Te Kuiti High School to have their sports photograph taken, a Principal’s lunch for Attendance, Recognitions and Engagement Grades, the NZCER Student Survey, a Positive Relationships Workshop and a Production Evening Performance and on Friday there is a Deans’ Assembly, a Principal’s lunch for Excellence, Attendance and Engagement Grades and a Production Evening Performance.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Fiona Parsons, staff and students all the best with next week’s Production of “Popstars”.

Enjoy reading the Highlights.

Mānawatia a Matariki

Have a lovely long weekend with family and friends.

Lyndsay Kurth


Weekly Highlights
21 Jun 2024

Dear parents, caregivers and whānau
I hope this message finds you well and that this week has been a productive one for you. Highlights for me this week have been attending the Magic / Steel netball game with our College A and College A Junior netball girls, having students and staff attend the viewing of Ka Whawhai Tonu and the outstanding achievement of our students at the Tough Guy / Gal challenge.

Just a reminder:
Parent, Student and Teacher Conferences
Thursday 27th June - 10.00am to 6.00pm

On this day, students will be learning from home, with staff available for supervision if needed. Our goal is to strengthen the partnership between home, College and the wider community so we will be meeting with parents and whānau to discuss learners' progress.
In the Hall, you can view Junior Modules and a Hauora display and provide feedback through a short survey. Participants will have the chance to win a family pass to black water rafting and a basket of goodies.

As we look forward to the remainder of the term I encourage you to continue to stay involved and connected with our College. Your feedback and suggestions are always valued as we strive to provide the best educational experience for our students.
Enjoy reading the Highlights.

Have a lovely weekend.
Lyndsay Kurth

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