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Ōtaki College has much to offer international Students. The College provides many opportunities for overseas students to mix with local Ōtaki students in academic, cultural, social and sporting pursuits. In this way, International students’ knowledge and use of English develops whilst they are also learning about New Zealand customs. Ōtaki College is a signatory to the Ministry of Education Code of Practice, which is updated annually.

International Students are looked after by: Mrs Tania Te Kira, International Student Coordinator.

Ōtaki College has 500 boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18. The many features which make it a suitable college for students from other countries, include:

  • Individual attention - our senior classes offer opportunities for extra teacher attention

  • Ideal location: combining town and country - an hour away to the South is New Zealand's capital city of Wellington with its International Airport

  • Wide subject range offered

  • Quality teaching

  • Homestays: carefully selected, providing close links with the community

  • Individual needs-based English for speakers of other Languages (ESOL). German, Japanese and Chinese speakers are also available for counselling and support.

Enquiries should be made to Mrs Tania Te Kira, International Student Coordinator at: