Our Senior Leaders
The Senior Leadership Team (or SLT) is made up of the Principal and two Deputy Principals. They collectively oversee the running of all aspects of school life.
While the division of labour is split between senior school (yrs 11-13) and junior (yrs 9-10) with each DP taking charge of an area, all three of the SLT work collaboratively to meet the needs of students, teachers and the wider school community.
Department and Faculty Leaders
HOD = Head of Department
HOF = Head of Faculty
Board of Trustees
Kia ora e te whaanau.
Thank you for taking the time to visit the Otorohanga College's Board of Trustees (BOT) section on the College website. Trusteeship on a school BOT is a challenging and rewarding role, and one that allows a community's voice and aspirations to determine the future of a school through its Charter and Strategic Planning. Trustees hold their positions on the BOT with pride.
The following explains a little about the general purpose of the BOT.
The BOT is responsible for four key areas of governance:
Accountability: Student progress and achievement, review, financial monitoring and resource management.
- Leadership: Governance model, clear purpose, roles and responsibilities, effective meetings and relationships.
Employer Role: Good employer, performance management system, effective relationships, health and safety and recruitment.
Representation: Community consultation and engagement, board consultation, trust and relationships.
The BOT is also responsible for:
Developing and reviewing the school charter
Monitoring and reviewing Ōtorohanga College’s progress
Putting in place a policy framework
Employing the principal
Ensuring legal compliance
Implementing National Education Guidelines
The above areas of governance and responsibility ensure a framework for school operations which fosters safety, equity, transparency and accountability.
Our current BOT is made up of the following people and their respective roles:
Mark Pitts-Brown - Parent Trustee, Hostel Liaison
Traci Liddall - Principal
Emily O'Reilly - Student Trustee
Chris van der Heyden - Staff Trustee
Lorraine Fox - Chairperson, Parent Trustee,
Michael Ritch - Parent Trustee
The next triennial elections will take place in 2022 and all BOT's will be looking for skilled, community minded and big picture thinkers to sign up. You can find out more about trusteeship and the role of the BOT here:
Thank you for choosing Otorohanga College, your community College.
Chris van der Heyden
van der Heyden
Principal ~ Tumuaki
Te Taki Ruarau
van der Heyden
Caretaker / Grounds person