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August Newsletter Out Now

posted 14 Aug 2019, 22:00 by OC Web   [ updated 14 Aug 2019, 22:02 ]

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June/July Newsletter Out Now

posted 23 Jul 2019, 23:04 by OC Web   [ updated 23 Jul 2019, 23:04 ]

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Strikes cancelled. Early Finish on Tuesday 25 June for PUM

posted 18 Jun 2019, 21:52 by OC Web   [ updated 18 Jun 2019, 21:53 ]

To: Ōtaki College Parents/Caregivers and students
Tena koutou katoa

All scheduled teacher strikes have been cancelled. This includes the whole school strike on Friday 21 June, the Year 11 strike on Tuesday 25 June and the Year 12 strike on Tuesday 2nd July.

There will, however, be a paid union meeting on Tuesday 25 June to discuss the offer made to PPTA by the government. Classes will finish after Kaiarahi Time (11.00am). The Te Horo and Manakau buses will move forward to 11.20am to accommodate this change. The Waitohu bus will run as usual. As all members of the teaching staff will be attending the PUM, special arrangements will have to be made if supervision of students is required – please contact the office if you wish to discuss this.

Ngā mihi,
Andy Fraser, Principal

Mufti Day on Friday - 21 June

posted 18 Jun 2019, 21:47 by OC Web   [ updated 18 Jun 2019, 21:48 ]

As part of Culture Week we are having a Mufti Day on Friday.  There will be a costume parade in houses for house points and a best dressed prize as well.  Students are encouraged to wear costumes that reflect a culture of their choice.

Ōtaki College Board of Trustees' Election Results

posted 18 Jun 2019, 21:38 by OC Web   [ updated 18 Jun 2019, 21:38 ]

On Thursday 13th June the official announcement of the 2019 Ōtaki College Board of Trustees’ election was made. I have great pleasure in welcoming new trustees: Penny Gaylor, Sarah Ropata and Shelley Warwick, and returning trustees Paul Carlyon, Dale Nakhla and Maewa Kaihau (Ngā Hāpū o Ōtaki representative). They join newly elected staff representative, Natasha Simpson, and student representative, Hetal Patel.  I am looking forward to working with the new Board on developing how education will look at Ōtaki College in the future.  
Andy Fraser, Principal

Students Film PP2Ō Bridge Demolition

posted 11 Jun 2019, 22:56 by OC Web   [ updated 11 Jun 2019, 22:57 ]

Digital Media students are currently working on the latest PP2Ō monthly update. This month they are documenting the demolition of the old north end bridge. Matariki Black, Iraia Sarich and Whetu Rehu-Murchie have been out in the community interviewing people who remember it being built - 81 years ago! Some of the people interviewed remember when County Road was the only way north out of town. And one gentleman could roller skate across the bridge when it was built because cars were 10 minutes apart! 
The film crew were  there on Monday filming the demolition as the bridge came down.



 

Community Notice - Fitness sessions starting at Ōtaki College

posted 11 Jun 2019, 22:48 by OC Web   [ updated 11 Jun 2019, 22:48 ]

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Regional Teachers' Strike scheduled for 21 June Cancelled

posted 11 Jun 2019, 22:40 by OC Web   [ updated 11 Jun 2019, 22:49 ]

College will be open and all classes will run as usual on Friday 21 June. No decision has yet been made on the Year Level rolling strikes scheduled for Year 11 students on Tuesday 25 June and Year 12 students on Tuesday 2nd July. We will inform you immediately, should these be cancelled.

Āpōpō - talking about youth mental health

posted 5 Jun 2019, 20:08 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Jun 2019, 20:09 ]

Come along to this production that explores Youth Suicide and what we can do to offer support to our young people.  Ōtaki College hall, 7.00pm Monday 10th June.  Koha or Gold Coin entry.

Community Emergency Hub meeting Saturday 8 June

posted 5 Jun 2019, 20:04 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Jun 2019, 20:04 ]

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