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Funding Received for New Climbing Wall and Gym Upgrade

posted 27 Sep 2018, 21:11 by OC Web

The College was thrilled to receive notification from the New Zealand Community Trust that our application for funding was successful and we have been granted $150,000 to go towards a new climbing wall in the gym.  This will be the first stage of an ongoing upgrade of the gym resulting in a high quality community facility.  We would like to thank NZCT for recognising the worth of this project.  We will be fine-tuning plans over the next few weeks and will start construction of the wall as soon as possible. 

I would also like to thank KCDC who have made a funding commitment to the gym upgrade of $50,000 per year for six years, beginning in 2020.  The Council contribution has been the culmination of six years of lobbying and I would like to acknowledge the support of the Ōtaki Community Board and members of School community for their commitment to getting the project underway.   

September Newsletter Out Now

posted 27 Sep 2018, 17:33 by OC Web   [ updated 27 Sep 2018, 17:38 ]

Please follow this link (once in browser) to open our latest Newsletter.

Suffrage 125

posted 18 Sep 2018, 21:55 by OC Web   [ updated 18 Sep 2018, 21:56 ]

The 19th of September was the 125th anniversary of women gaining the vote in New Zealand. In honour of this significant commemoration Te Papa had a book launch and exhibition opening, which Ms. Perreau, Samuel Hudson, Hetal Patel and Zianna McLeod went to. The group were fortunate to catch Wellington on such a sunny day, and had the amazing opportunity to meet and listen to many empowering women with strong messages and food for thought (even getting some photos with MP Golriz Ghahraman and former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley!) It was a great learning experience with lots to take away, and we look forward to seeing how we can contribute to the continuing work in realising gender equity in Aotearoa!

Mufti Day this Friday (21st September)

posted 18 Sep 2018, 18:01 by OC Web   [ updated 18 Sep 2018, 18:02 ]

Last week’s postponed Mufti Day will be happening this Friday – 21st September.  This Mufti Day is to raise funds for Zianna McLeod who will be travelling to Europe in early 2019 as one of only 22 delegates to attend the United Nations Youth New Zealand Global Development Tour.  

Kamar Parent Portal

posted 18 Sep 2018, 17:51 by OC Web   [ updated 18 Sep 2018, 17:53 ]


This is a critical time of year for Senior Students, with external examinations rapidly approaching for many. We encourage you to check the Kamar Portal to see how your child is progressing towards achieving their required number of NCEA credits.

All Students
Teachers have recently added live reporting comments and/or grades which can be viewed on the Portal for students at all year levels. Please go onto the Portal to check these and discuss them with your child. If you have any problems accessing the Portal, please email Viv White on vwt@otakicollege.school.nz or ring the office. You are also most welcome to come to Pūtahi Mātauranga (our new Centre of Learning/Library) to sit with Librarian, Sue McMillan or Principal’s Secretary, Viv White and view your child’s comments on-line. Teachers will continue to add comments/grades through to the end of the year.

Yvonne Godfrey Parenting Evening - Entertaining and Insightful

posted 5 Sep 2018, 21:26 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Sep 2018, 21:26 ]

As a parent and educator I was treated to an enlightening evening where simple but sensible facts around parenting were delivered by Yvonne with sincerity and belief that was nothing short of inspiring.
I would encourage communities around the country to engage in promoting evenings of this nature that empower and inspire parents to build on developing their children into tomorrow's future for Aotearoa NZ.

Andy Fraser, Principal Ōtaki College

2019 Course Selection available on-line in week beginning 17th September

posted 5 Sep 2018, 21:15 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Sep 2018, 21:16 ]

In Week 9 students in Years 9-13 will be given the opportunity to select their courses for next year.  An email will be sent to students giving them the on-line link and parents will be emailed to say that this process is underway.  We strongly encourage all parents to sit down with students and talk through their choices.  Students and parents should talk to year level Deans if they would like to discuss any issues around course selection. 


posted 5 Sep 2018, 20:51 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Sep 2018, 21:30 ]

EVolocity is happening again this weekend - as last year's Wellington Regional winners, we are keen to take out the double - definitely hoping to make it two years in a row!  Get to Whitireia Porirua Campus, (Gate 4 and 5, 3 Wi Neera Drive) from 10am THIS SATURDAY and support our school team as they put their specially designed E-vehicle through its paces. There will be drag races, innovation, performance challenges and more happening through the day! 


Sports Roundup

posted 5 Sep 2018, 20:40 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Sep 2018, 20:53 ]

Congratulations to our Junior Boys Football Team, winning the College Sport Wellington Division One final last weekend against Newlands College in a tense 2 - 1 match The boys had a awesome season and have done incredibly well to take out the first division.

Our mixed hockey team has won the Manawatu Mixed Hockey Division - this young team has played really well during the competition wining all but 2 games.

Our Junior Boys Basketball Team has just returned from the Hawkes Bay after competing in the BBNZ Small Schools Winter Tournament, the team had a great trip and gained valuable experience. This team has had a great season coming 2nd in the College Sport Wellington League.

Shave For A Cure Fundraiser

posted 28 Aug 2018, 21:49 by OC Web   [ updated 28 Aug 2018, 21:49 ]

We recently participated in Shave For A Cure to support Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand's fundraising event. Year 12 student Gina Bateman took on the team captain role and led the event. Along with Gina, the following students undertook having their head shaved- Sheina Ewans, Charlotte Watson, Elie Beyler and Macson Chartres. Individual shavees each had their own motivation for participating in the event. 

Currently $1300 has been raised through a gold coin donation for attending the event and through online donations. 

We appreciate the support of Chairs Hair Design who provided a stylist to shave our participants. Thank you to all students, whānau and community who supported this event.


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