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Established In

Year 9-15

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.


Lyndsay Kurth


Welcome from the Student Leaders

Update coming


Our Motto

‘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.

Our Values

Honour Others

Me whaimana te iwi.

Honour Your Environment

Me whaimana te taiao.

Honour Yourself

Me whaimana te tangata.

Our Purpose

To value all students, enhancing their academic potential, self-esteem, sense of responsibility and belonging.

Our Vision

Empowering Learners To Succeed

Get the latest news and updates

This is where you will find all the latest news regarding our College.

Check out our curriculum

Our national curriculum set the direction for student learning and provide guidance for our teachers as they design and review their teaching technique.

Get to Know Us

We are a group of highly qualified professionals that provide valuable education and learning services to our young generation.


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

Parents stay connected

Use our Parent Portal to see financial contributions, student results and tracking, student information.

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