Mā te kimi ka kite, Mā te kite ka mōhio, Mā te mōhio ka mārama
Inspiring ākonga to take every opportunity to succeed
Taiohi Tū Taiohi Ora
To foster young people to be the best they can be, equipped for great futures
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.