Ōtaki College is a restorative school where restorative practices underpin the approach we take to guiding student behaviour and relationship building and restoration. 

Our school wide PB4L supports this philosophy. Our guidance practices are focussed on creating strong and healthy relationships within our college and wider community. The Guidance network includes Year level deans, Careers Advisor and Counselling staff. We offer a range of support services to students and whanau and also use outside providers to support our work.