State Coeducational, secondary
Welcome from the Principal
He mihi nui kia koutou katoa.
Welcome to Ōtorohanga College.
We are proud of the incredible range of opportunities provided for our students and of the calibre of young men and women these students become over their time with us.
An education at Ōtorohanga College focuses on ensuring academic success for every student based on their potential, their aspirations and their needs. We focus on resilience, strength of character, a sense of values and a love of learning to ensure our students are the best they can be.
At approximately 300 students, our size allows us to provide a range of opportunities that compares well with larger schools and yet allows us to meet the needs of every single student, so that no one ‘falls between the cracks’.
Our rich and diverse range of opportunities in the Arts, in Sport, Science and Technology, ensures the well-rounded individual we strive to develop, is a reality. We are fortunate that our location in the thriving town of Ōtorohanga, within the beautiful King Country region, allows us to make the most of the historical and geographic riches that this region is famous for.
We welcome your interest in our school and would love the opportunity to share with you all the elements that make Ōtorohanga such an outstanding educational organisation.
Welcome from the Student Leaders
‘Ko te mana mo mua I te whakamana’ ‘Honour Before Honours’
The learner profile emphasises honouring:
Others; by demonstrating manaaki (care) and aroha (nurturing).
The environment; by active care of the natural and learning environments.
Yourself, by remembering where you came from, in pursuit of excellence, with determination and resilience.
Me whaimana te iwi.
Honour Your Environment
Me whaimana te taiao.
Me whaimana te tangata.
To value all students, enhancing their academic potential, self-esteem, sense of responsibility and belonging.
Empowering Learners To Succeed
Have a close look at our facilities
Hostel - The Ōtorohanga College Hostel, Falloon House, Home away from Home, Kāinga rua was established in 1975. It caters for boys and girls from outlying areas including Benneydaleand the coastal areas of Kawhia, Tahaaroa, Kinohaku and Marokopa.
Gymnasium - The College Gymnasium is not only used by the College, but also by a range of other sporting groups in the Community.
The sports we play and support
The College offers a wide variety of sporting activities designed to involve and challenge all our students. These activities support the concept of a broad education that the College seeks to provide. Sport in any form is of huge benefit to students mentally, socially and physically.
We participate KC events WSS sanctioned events, regional events, and NZ secondary schools events