Click here to download 2018 Enrolment Form

Click here to download International Students 2018 Enrolment Forms

Click here to download Dental Information

Click here to download Dental Enrolment Form

Click here to download Parental Authority Form 

Click here to download Zone Map


Dates for 2018 Enrolments

Enrolment Packs Out: Monday 30 July 2018
Y8 Orientation Evening:

Wednesday 8th August 2018
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 4:15pm 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 13th & Tuesday 14th August 3 - 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 2019 Out-of-Zone Enrolments

Out-of-Zone Enrolments Open: Monday, 30 July 2018
Out-of-Zone Enrolments Close: Monday, 3 September 2018
Out-of-Zone Enrolments Ballot: Monday, 17 September 2018
Out-of-Zone Enrolments Notification Posted: Wednesday 19 September 2018

 

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.

Out-of-Zone Enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

  • First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education. *
  • Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  • Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
  • Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.

Out-of-zone places will be determined by ranking based on selection criteria.   

If there are more out-of-zone applications than places, applicants not securing a place will enter the selection process for places at the school on the same basis as other out-of-zone students. 

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, or fifth priority groups than there are places available, places must be allocated in priority order until a category is reached where the number of spaces available in that category is insufficient to accommodate the number of eligible students.  Selection within that priority group must be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

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.