House Competitions

There are 4 different Houses at Ōtorohanga College and each student is allocated to one. Competitions are an important way of establishing the best Sporting, Cultural or Academic House and students are encouraged to participate and try their hardest in every competition. Each House competes to earn points in our competitions. At the end of the year, the House with the most points is the overall winner for the year.


Our annual events:

Athletics Day

Swimming Sports

Matariki Week

Cross Country

Interhouse Volleyball Competition

Interhouse Basketball Competition

Interhouse Powerpulling Competition

Our Houses' History

Brown House

Brown house was named after Hector Brown who was the champion schoolboy athlete of the King Country. He passed his Matriculation and Accountancy Preliminary, and entered the Defence Department. During World War II, he rose to the rank of Major and went to Japan as paymaster.


Eveleigh House

Eveleigh House was named after Jim Eveleigh who was a well-known farmer in the district. He also passed his Matriculation in his third year. His speciality was the high jump. He was in the Air Force in World War II.


Kedgley House

Kedgley House was named after Edwin Kedgley, who was a sprinter. He passed his Accountancy Preliminary and Matriculation, also part of his Teachers ‘D’ exam, before leaving school. He entered the teaching profession. During the war he reached the rank of Major and was posted as ‘missing, believed killed’. However, he was found to be a prisoner of war.


Hotson House

Hotson House was named after a former Headmaster Mr Claude Hotson. He served 20 years in this position. He was an enthusiastic golfer and sportsman, he never missed a match his pupils played against visiting schools. When he retired in 1951 the roll stood at over 1100 students ranging from Primer 1 to Form 6.