To develop young people who strive always to be the best they can be.
Is a high performing whānau based learning community that develops confident, connected, collaborative and self-managing learners.
Are committed to professional excellence to equip learners with the skills to meet intellectual and personal challenges within a safe, supportive relational environment supported by Positive Behaviour for Learning and Restorative Practices.
Are confident, collaborative, digitally connected and lifelong learners who display mana by being responsible, honest, respectful members of our community.
Our school community recognises diversity and the importance of supporting students to understand the bicultural and multicultural society within Aotearoa New Zealand.
We are contributing members of our local, national and global community and work towards sustainability.
Our Core Values
For self, others and the environment through tolerance, equity, empathy and celebration of diversity
Ōtaki College Pride
Rangatira Te Tū
For self, whānau, college and community through an understanding of Te Kawa o Te Ako
Lifelong learning through perseverance, inquiry, collaboration and critical thinking
For self, others and the environment through thoughtful decision making
Te Kawa o Te Ako
Te Kawa o Te Ako:
Our guiding principles that underpin all we do:
The development and maintenance of a unity of purpose and direction.
The preservation, teaching and creation of mātauranga Māori.
The obligation to foster and protect all living things.
The expression of mana-enhancing behaviour towards one another.
The reciprocal rights and responsibilities that flow from the inter-relationships of all living things
The responsibility to ensure the transmission of te reo to future generations.
The inter-relationships of all living things.
The importance of tūrangawaewae, a place where one belongs, feels valued and is able to contribute.
The recognition of the intimate spiritual connections that link atua, humankind and nature.
The expression of the attributes of a Rangatira, including humility and leadership by example.