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Sporting Awards February 2017

posted 6 Mar 2017, 16:49 by OC Web   [ updated 6 Mar 2017, 16:56 ]

Luise Haberland (Germany)  and Lena Dalke (Germany)  were joint Y12 age group athletic champions.
Luca Kuder (Germany) took out a number of swimming awards:
1) Year 11 age group champion
2) Senior Boys overall champion
3) Broke the record for the senior boys 200m freestyle
4) Broke the record for the senior boys 25m backstroke
5) Broke the record for the senior boys 100m individual medley

The awards were presented at a full school assembly by Mr Wood - Deputy Principal

International Students 2017

posted 20 Feb 2017, 16:32 by OC Web   [ updated 20 Feb 2017, 16:49 ]

In 2017 we have 26 students from Germany, Austria, Japan, Korea and Vietnam

Thankyou letter from Ines in Germany

posted 23 May 2016, 18:59 by OC Web   [ updated 23 May 2016, 19:00 ]

Dear Mr Manins,

I just want to say thank you again for the awesome two and a half years at Otaki College (2013-2015). I enjoyed it so much and I really miss it. This experience made me the person I am today. I have made so many memories and life experiences that I will never forget. I am so grateful for everything I had and still have. Thank you for putting me into that awesome family. I have now two families and love all of them. I have really enjoyed my time at Otaki College. It was so different to Germany but yet it felt like I have been living there my whole life. I loved all my subjects and learnt so much in the past few years. Thank you for amazing outdoor Education and international trips. I couldn't tell you which one would be my favourite one. I loved them all. Otaki College has amazing teachers and students and there is a great relationship between them.


I was and still am very sad that I had to go home. But am so grateful that I had the opportunity to go to New Zealand and stay for that long. And I know that I will come back at least for a visit. Otaki is my second home and honestly also the place where I think my heart belongs. From the very first day that I have been in New Zealand I had known that this is my home. And I will never give up on the dream to live in the country with the long white clouds and maybe even Otaki. One thing Otaki College has taught me is to never give up and to always try my best and hardest. And if I work hard enough it is possible to achieve everything I want. I can't thank you and everyone enough for the great time I had. 

Also my parents send kind regards and they just want you to know that whenever you are overseas and in Germany you can stay at our house. So you are very welcome to come any time and stay with us.

Thank you so much for everything and I will see you again.

Yours sincerely 

Ines :)

Kapiti Island

posted 11 Apr 2016, 14:49 by OC Web   [ updated 11 Apr 2016, 15:12 ]

Takahe, Weka, Kereru, and Robins were all birds that the 19 International students had a close encounter with on their trip to Kapiti Island on 5 April 2016.  To have four Takahe (pictured) come out of the bush without any fear of humans was a magic experience, along with Weka that came right up to their shoes asking for bread crumbs.  The ferry ride across was exhilarating and the step walk up to the 521m summit a challenge.  The view from the tower at the top was breath-taking and gave the students a real sense of the geography of the Kapiti Coast.  A fabulous day was had by all, and finished off nicely with a Kapiti Ice-cream from Lindale.

The students were with Howard Manins (Director of International Education) and Ian McMillan (College Business Manager)

International Students March 2016

posted 1 Mar 2016, 16:37 by OC Web   [ updated 1 Mar 2016, 16:37 ]

Germany: Nicolas, Alina, Leonie, Cheyenne,  Joanna, Lara, Tobias, Lina, Jannik and Elaina.

Japan: Mayuno, Meari, Miyabi, Runa, Ryutaro, Marina and Asahi

Korea: Seungeon (Nick)

Spain: Cristina


Rapanui (Easter Island):Makenon

International Students honored at Prize Giving

posted 3 Nov 2015, 14:47 by OC Web   [ updated 8 Nov 2015, 15:48 ]

At the 2015 Prizegiving 5 student were honored for their outstanding effort and contributions to Otaki College.
Milan (Denmark) entertained the audience at the Prizegiving with a hilarious mime about 2 people fishing.
Ines (Germany) received a cup for representing students on the Board of Trustees, was acknowledged as a member of the Student Council and as a House Captain, as well as receiving merits in Biology, Statistics, History, Childcare and English.
Lee (Korea) received a merit in Business Computing.
Kyuwon (Korea) was acknowledged as an Associate Head Boy of the Student Council and the top performing International Student. He came top in Japanese and received the Kinkajuji cup for Oral Japanese. 
Coral (China) came first in Business Computing and received a merit in Physics (absent from photo).

International Students - July to December 2015

posted 3 Nov 2015, 14:45 by OC Web

New Students February 2015

posted 22 Mar 2015, 14:17 by OC Web

New Students February 2015

New Students in Term 4

posted 19 Oct 2014, 17:50 by OC Web

In October 2014 we welcome 4 new students from Germany.  They join the other 14 International students. They are:
Clemens Pfefferkorn, Jan Kracke, Yannick Hock and Lisa Sydow.

Horse Riding August 2014

posted 18 Aug 2014, 16:26 by OC Web

International students enjoying an introduction to horse care, handling and riding at the Beachbrook Stables in Otaki

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