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Click here to download Dental Enrolment Form
Click here to download Parental Authority Form
Click here to download Zone Map
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Dates for 2017 Enrolments
Enrolment Packs Out: Monday 25 July 2016
Y8 Orientation Evening:
Thursday 4th August 2016
at Otumoetai College Performing Arts Centre
All prospective students and parents/caregivers
are warmly invited to attend this special event.
Hear: What our College stands for
See: What we have to offer
Where: Performing Arts Centre, Otumoetai College,
105 Windsor Road, Tauranga
Programme for Evening:
The Principal will address Parents and Students
at two sessions 4:30pm and 6:30pm
After the Principal's address we invite you
to a guided tour of the College.
You may attend whichever session best suits you.
Enrolments accepted in the Library throughout the evening
(please remember to bring a copy of
the students birth certificate with you)
Extra Enrolment Nights:
Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th August 3:15-6pm
Extra enrolment nights are for enrolments only
and are usually held in the school Library.
There are no tours on these nights.
Dates for 2017 Out-of-Zone Enrolments
Out-of-Zone Enrolments Open: Monday 25 July 2016
Out-of-Zone Enrolments Close: Friday 2 September 2016
Out-of-Zone Enrolments Ballot: Monday 12 September 2016
Out-of-Zone Enrolments Notification Posted: Wednesday 14 September 2016
A Student Equipped for Success
Our goal is to grow your sons and daughters from a child entering their teenage years to a young adult who is equipped to succeed in a world of constant change and challenge.
We will provide opportunities for your child to grow as part of a community which emphasises academic achievement, sporting challenges and cultural achievement. These opportunities will occur within the context of a 'real world' gender mixed community thereby providing the social development which complements the skills acquired through formal education.
A recently completed extensive building programme has provided us with a physical environment which is envied by many other schools. Our teaching staff combine experience and professionalism with up to date technology in order to provide a quality programme which has the flexibility to cater for the academic needs of all students.
Although we are a large community we pride ourselves on recognising and meeting the individual needs of every student.
Comments from Year 9 Students
"The teachers are kind and they have helped me settle in"
"I've been able to make loads of new friends"
"The Peer Support is a great help when you are just starting"
"Success is rewarded here"
"Everyone is really friendly around the school"
"There are so many awesome opportunities to take up in music, sport, art and class"
"Year 9 camp was really fun"
In-Zone Geographic Area
Click here to view a Zone Map
The geographic area as described below is the school’s home zone: The home zone of the College will include the Otumoetai Peninsula to the Matua shore in the north; to the Chapel Street bridge and the Kopurererua (Judea) Stream in the east; including Cambridge Road and its side roads to State Highway 29 in the south; to the west (Bethlehem, Minden, Te Puna, Whakamarama, Omokoroa) to the Waipapa River. All students living in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school at any time.
The school operates the following approved special programme:
Special Needs (IHC) Unit. Students who live within the school’s home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the above special programme will be enrolled separately.
Applicants for out of zone enrolments will be processed according to the following order of priority:
- Applicants who are siblings of current students
- Applicants who are siblings of former students
- Applicants who are children of Board of Trustee employee's
- All other applicants
If there are more applicants than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.
Transition from Y8 to Y9
Click here to read an article on Transition from Year 8 to Year 9
by R Feutz
Starting College During the Year
Students who transition to the College during the course of the year will need to complete all enrolment documentation and attend an enrolment appointment before they can start school, but their start day will always be a Monday.