Le t l ea r ni ng en li gh te n l if e
H e akonga te or anga
The College Motto
The motto was designed by Mr F Graham and embodies three concepts.
The silver torch with its red ﬂame standing on a forest green background,
depicts the light of learning to be kept burning and handed on from
generation to generation.
The star beneath the torch is the heraldic recognition of Otumoetai as the
third college in the community.
The silver waves on the dark blue background represent the quiet waters of
the estuary near the college. In former years the Maori people of Matakana
Island regularly crossed the harbour to the estuary to set their nets and spend
a quiet day on the shore. The peaceful serenity of the area is implied in its
name, Otumoetai - “peaceful Waters”.
The motto ‘DOCTRINA VITAM ILLUMINET” ( Let learning enlighten life / He
Akonga te Oranga) reminds us that education is not merely a process of
obtaining qualiﬁcations for a job, but one which should bring us wisdom and
so improve the quality of our lives and of the world in which we live.
The college motto is therefore more than an adornment for clothing; it
embodies ideas which can be an inspiration to us now and in later life.
Create a united community of resilient lifelong learners
where knowledge, social skills and a culture of care are
valued and where all learners achieve their potential.
Hanga he häpori whakapai äkonga, mutunga kore,
Whai pükenga, möhiotanga mo ngä ahurea katoa
Kia eke panuku, eke tangaroa.
Otumoetai College provides a quality, broad-based, education that
encourages high achievement, respects all cultures and leads all
students to experience personal and academic success.
The values encouraged by our College are:
Belonging and Connecting
Growing Strong Relationships
Life long, life wide learning
• Promoting high expectations
• Serving our community
Tü pakaritia te Ao Hurihuri
Manaaki – Awhinatia kia pakari ai ngä hua whaipainga
Hauhaketia ngä Paetata
Rapua, whaia hoki ngä Pae tawhiti ö Te Mätauranga
Coeducation is a
Otumoetai College is a coeducational secondary school.
The Board and Management are committed to the belief that
coeducation best prepares students of both genders for adulthood.
They believe that the school is an ideal environment for learning
the skills and developing the attitudes which best serve the social
and educational development of both genders.
The Board and Management believe young men and women, who
relate well to each other, are equipped for success throughout life.
The Otumoetai Way is a carefully constructed initiative to foster
and bring to a reality the school values. Using student voice key
themes are developed at each year level to help students learn and
exhibit the behaviours associated with the values.
Identifying New Opportunities
Making Positive Choices
Year 12 Developing Leadership
Year 13 Becoming Responsible Citizens
Commitment to the Otumoetai Way is an integral part of being a
member of our Otumoetai College Community.
Welcome to Otumoetai College 4
Personnel: Board of Trustees and Senior Staff 5
Learning by creative performance 6-7
Learning to think and question 8-9
Curriculum Structure 10-11
Learning by participation in sport 12-13
Learning about future careers 14-15
Learning to lead and contribute 16-17
Uniform Code 18-19
Current Information about the College can be located on the College
PO Box 8033, Cherrywood, Tauranga 3145, New Zealand.
Windsor Road, Bellevue. Phone 07 576 2316 Fax 07 576 8903
Email address: ofﬁce@otc.school.nz
Many of the photos used in this publication have been taken by Bay of Plenty Times photographers
and Bill Hodges – we are grateful for their support of Otumoetai College students and staff.
Visual representation of College vision and values by
Josh Piho, Angela Fearnley, Morgan-Leigh Lynds and Hannah Ouellett
Board of Trustees Greetings from the staff of Otumoetai College. Our school continues to be redeveloped and this
development, along with future planning, has placed
Chairperson Sharon Hitchcock We trust that this will be the beginning of a happy and
the school at the forefront of educational facilities for
Deputy Chairperson John Paine worthwhile association with the College for you and
the twenty-ﬁrst century.
Principal Dave Randell your son or daughter.
Staff Representative Simon Wheatley The school aims to ensure that all students are well
A successful secondary education is vital as a foundation
prepared to move on to further education or into the
Student Representative (2012) Daryl Jones for life. The modern world is an exciting place for those
workforce. We trust that they will take with them a
who are well trained and educated, who have good
sense of purpose and self-worth, a love of learning, and
Board Members Barry Benny social and personal skills, who know the importance of
an understanding that learning will be life-long. In
commitment and hard work, who are independent and
Helen Neale other words, they are in the best possible position to
responsible learners, who strive for excellence and who
Jude Spicer live up to our school motto:
work best in a co-operative environment.
Doctrina Vitam Illuminet,
PTA Chairperson Toni de Rijk These goals, clearly expressed in our school mission
He Akonga te Oranga,
statement, are for all our students regardless of their
Let Learning Enlighten Life.
background or abilities. Our records show that we are
highly successful in achieving these goals. There is an
expectation that our students will succeed.
Even though Otumoetai College is a large school, we
focus on the Otumoetai Way and organise the school
in such a way that we are able to focus on students
individually. Our Form Teacher, Dean and Guidance
systems or pastoral care, the Learning Centre, the
Student Support and Peer Support programmes, our
Advanced Learner and Learning Support classes all make
it possible to work with, monitor and care for students
Information about students’ achievements and initiatives
is provided to parents / caregivers on the college website
and also through ‘Contact’ – the college newsletter which
is published three times per term and also available on
the College website. The Parent Teachers
Association holds monthly meetings
and gives direct support to a variety
of school events for example, the
4 international food festival and the
Principal Dave Randell Dip PE, Dip Ed, Dip Tch
Deputy Principal Bruce Farthing MA(Hons), Dip Ed Admin, Adv Dip Tch, ATCL
Deputy Principal Ricky Feutz MA(Hons), Dip Tch
Deputy Principal Pip Woodward BEd, Dip Sport Mngmt, Dip Tch
Deputy Principal Jude Brown BA, Dip Tch
Heads of Faculties / Departments
Art Colin Mossong Dip. Fine Arts (Hons), Dip Tch
Business Andrew Loader BCom, BSc, Dip Tch
Careers/Gateway/Transition Kay Farthing BEd, DipTch, ATCL
Computing Alan Galletly MA, Dip Ed
Drama Mandy Rowe BA (Hons), PGCE
English David Shefferd BA, Dip Tch
Guidance Grant Nissen Dip Tch, Dip Couns
Homerooms Jan Miles TTC
International Students Roy Ballantyne BA, Dip Tch
Languages Tina Marsh IOL Diploma in Spanish, PGCE
Learning Centre Claire Lander BA, Dip Tch
Library Carolyn Harrowﬁeld NZLC
Maori Hiriwa Curnow B.M.Ed, Dip Tohu M M, Dip Tch, TTC
Mathematics Jason Ellwood BCom, Bsc, Dip Tch
Music Vicky Jeffares BMu Ed(Hons), LTCL, Dip Tch
Outdoor Education Barry Dick BSc, Dip Tch
Physical Education/Health Jamie Davis BPhEd, Dip Tch
Science Jean Grattan BSc, Dip Tch
Social Science Larry Dixon MA(Hons), Dip Tch
Special Needs Caly Pillay BEd, Dip Tch
Sports Manager Jenny Kirk Diploma in Sport & Recreation
Technology (Hard Materials) & Graphics Kevin Meyer Dip Tch, Adv Trade Cert
Technology (Soft Materials) & Hospitality Lois Jelley TTC, Sec. Tchg. Dip
Year 9 Josephine Mawer M Soc Sci (Hons), Dip Tch
Andrew Rapley Dip Tch
Year 10 Julie Leslie BPhEd, Dip Tch
Simon Wheatley BSoc Sci, Btchg, MAppLing
Year 11 Yvonne Burmester BSc, Dip Tch
Richard Brown B Ed
Year 12 Sandra Boubee BPhEd, Dip Tch
Simon Hayward BSoc Sc, Dip Tch
Year 13 Kim Whyte BA, Dip Tch
Phil Newton BA, Dip Tch
Senior Administrators Christine Pearson Dip PE, Dip Tch
Iain McGregor BA, Dip Tch
Pou-Herenga Mätauranga Mäori
Hiriwa Curnow B.M.Ed, Dip Tohu M M, Dip Tch, TTC Painted by Reuben Anderson
LEARNING by Creative Performance
The College has a well deserved students to use and develop their creative skills.
Considerable prestige is associated with
reputation for excellence in its diverse representing the college in these events and
programme of Performing Arts. this is reﬂected in the strong competition to be
awarded this honour.
Creative expression is explored across the
The school provides various opportunities
curriculum through studies in Visual Arts,
during the year for students to see performances
Music, Performing Arts and Drama. While many
or attend workshops taken by touring drama
students avail themselves of these options, the
groups, poets, writers and musicians.
majority of students express their interest in
creative arts as a co-curricular activity.
Performances at assemblies provide an
opportunity for the school community to come
The Music department caters for musical together and celebrate student’s creative
interests and talents from beginners to very talents. There are also a number of occasions
able musicians. The school has various choirs, held throughout the year for parents to come
barbershop quartets, chamber groups, jazz and celebrate the creative talents of our
ensembles, rock bands and two symphonic students.
bands. Groups meet and perform regularly
and have enjoyed success at both local,
regional, national and international level of The school community supports an enthusiastic
competition. and highly disciplined Kapa Haka group
which frequently receives recognition for both
Students are engaged in many stage group and individual performances in regional
productions each year ranging from classic competitions and festivals. Over the years the
drama through to modern day large cast group has had a high proﬁle within the school.
musicals. Participation is encouraged in a range
of ways including lighting, sound, set Public speaking, debating and mooting
6 construction, as well as on-stage roles. competitions are further opportunities for
LEARNING t o T h i n k a n d Q u e s t i o n
The college offers multi-level studies which means, learning focus on the Maori Education Strategy,
Student learning is the paramount where appropriate, students select courses for NCEA Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success.
focus of all classroom and at any level (1 through 3) within a calendar year.
This approach is on lifting the performance of the
Considerable effort goes into helping students make
associated school activities. the most appropriate course choices. A Subject Choice education system for Maori students through the
Week is held each year in Term 3 with a focus on involvement of the whole school community. Ka Hikitia
planning future courses. focuses on stepping up to build strong foundations.
The college’s learning programmes are secured in
proven pedagogy and aligned to the New Zealand The school is proud of its examination results.
curriculum. The students develop skills for an unknown The college has put in place a number of targeted However, above all, the school seeks to give students
world – to question, to research, to think creatively, programmes to support learning: the conﬁdence to become the best they can; to become
to evaluate, to process data and outcomes. Students learners for life with a strong desire to continue moving
learn to empathise and appreciate the viewpoints of • Students identiﬁed as advanced learners are grouped forward into the unknown world of the future.
others and to challenge, so as to ﬁnd their own way in together in classes with a focus on higher order
the world ahead. thinking. These students are invited to attend a
learning retreat and will be given an opportunity
Students are grouped according to ability within each to explore areas of personal interest through the
subject to best advantage their progress. Classroom college’s mentoring programmes.
learning and all extra curricula and co-curricula • The Learning Centre and the Direction Programme
activities serve to further advance learning. cater for speciﬁc learning needs.
• Assisted learning classes cater for students who ﬁnd
Our students are encouraged to enter a range of learning in mainstream classes difﬁcult.
national competitions and to avail themselves of all
the ﬁeld trip opportunities which aim to put the theory • The special needs unit caters for students at all levels
learned in class into practice. who have identiﬁed signiﬁcant needs. The unit is
staffed by specialist teachers.
Although all students study a compulsory programme in • A Poutama class operates at years 10 and 11 to
year 9, the course structure allows the choice of a second enhance opportunities for Maori learners.
language. In year 10, English, Mathematics, Science,
Social Science and Physical Education are compulsory • International student language support is provided
with students choosing from a range of other subjects. for students who are learning English as a second
English and Mathematics are compulsory in year 11. In language. There is programmed curriculum support
Year 12 and Year 13 there are no compulsory subjects. at every level for as many hours as are considered
The College is committed to the National Certiﬁcate necessary on an individual basis.
of Educational Achievement NCEA Level 1, Level 2 and
Level 3. The college also prepares students for Otumoetai College is committed to raising the
achievement of all students with a speciﬁc focus on
the scholarship examination and for a range
of other National Certiﬁcates. our Maori learners. We have a targeted professional
YEAR 9 YEAR 11 - 13 COURSES
Full Year The multi-level senior school timetable evolves in response to student choice
English, Mathematics, Physical Education & Health, Science and Social Science and student demand. At a point in late January it becomes ﬁxed and students
have to accept a ﬁxed timetable structure. Students may also not get their ﬁrst
One Term preference as class size becomes a signiﬁcant factor.
Drama, Music, Visual Art, Digital Business, Graphics/Design and Visual Entry into courses is determined by subject prerequisites and/or Head of
Communication, Materials Technology, Food Technology/Nutrition Department approval.
Students need to access the Subject Selection Booklet (available on the College
Language Option website) to select a programme of study. All Year 11 students study 6 subjects,
Te Reo Maori (half year), Spanish (10 weeks), Japanese (10 weeks)
Year 12 students study 5 subjects. If they wish to study a 6th subject students
Students who select half year Te Reo Maori will have Music included in the
must make an application which will be negotiated with their Deans. All Year
course. Access to these courses is available in Year 10 with no Year 9 prerequisite.
13 students study 5 subjects.
Language Option Selected
First Choice: Second Choice:
LEVEL 1 Japanese
Art Visual Maths Advanced Learners
YEAR 10 Building, Construction & Allied Trades Maths Alternate
Full Year Business Maths Modular
English, Mathematics, Physical Education & Health, Science and Social Science Computer Skills Maths Numeracy
Computing (National Certiﬁcate) Mechanical Engineering
Optional Subjects Digital Media Media Studies
Plus a selection of the following, amounting to two full year equivalent courses. To
Digital Science Music
ﬁt with Ministry of Education regulations, the only restriction is that students must
Drama Music Contemporary
choose at least one course (full or half year) from both Columns One and Two.
Column One Column Two Other Courses offered: Electronics Ofﬁce Skills
Employment Skills Performing Arts
ARTS TECHNOLOGY Business ** Physical Education
Drama** Food and Nutrition* Japanese English / Literacy Science
Drama/Performing Arts Hard Materials – Wood* Spanish Geography Social Science
Music* Hard Materials – Metal* Te Reo Maori Graphics & Design & Visual Communication Spanish
Visual Arts* Soft Materials* Health & PE Sports Science
Digital Design* * Available as full year or half year History Te Reo Maori
Digital Science* Horticulture – NCEA Technology - Food
** Available as half year course only
Graphics/Design & Visual* Horticulture – Industry Based Technology Metal
Subjects without an asterisk are
Communication available as full year courses only. Hospitality Technology Soft Materials
International English Technology Wood
LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3
Accounting Hospitality Accounting Making Music
Art Design International English Art Design Marine Studies
Art Exploration Japanese Art History Maths – Calculus
Automotive Studies Marine Studies Biology
Maths – Statistics & Modelling
Biology Mathematics Business
Building/Construction & Allied Trades Maths Alternate Chemistry
Business Maths Modular Music Studies
Chemistry Maths - Statistics Computer Media Ofﬁce Administration
Classical Studies Mechanical Engineering Computing (National Certiﬁcate) Outdoor Education
Computer Media Media Studies
Digital Science Painting
Computing (National Certiﬁcate) Music
Directions Performing Arts
Digital Media Music Contemporary
Digital Science Musicianship
Early Childhood Studies
Directions Ofﬁce Administration Physics
Drama Outdoor Education Science
Early Childhood Studies Performing Arts Sociology
Elite Sports Programme
Economics Physical Education (Practical)
English – Literacy Sports Science
Employment Skills Physics
English – University Entrance Te Reo Maori
Fashion & Design Sociology Fashion & Design Technical Skills
Gateway Spanish Gateway Technology Food
Geography Sports Science Geography
Technology – Product Development
Graphics/Design & Visual Te Reo Maori Graphics/Design & Visual
Design – Metal
Communication Technology Food
Technology – Product Development
Health & Nutrition Technology Metal Health
History Design - Wood
Health & PE Technology Soft Materials
History Technology Wood Hospitality Technology Soft Materials
Horticulture (Practical) Tourism & Travel Japanese Tourism & Travel
LEARNING by Participation in Sport
If you think sport can play a big part in Maybe you have aspirations of making a mean you will already be familiar with the
developing your life skills then Otumoetai career in sport as an athlete or perhaps one college facilities and sport staff making that
College can offer you the right environment. of the many supporting roles that make sport transition easier for all.
Supported by the Sports Foundation, made happen on a worldwide occurrence everyday.
up of community members and key College Otumoetai College sport can provide a good Attending BOP Secondary School events are
staff, every effort is made to provide a quality quality platform. of high priority with many sports choosing to
advance to a National Tournament. We have
sporting experience for everyone. A wide range
a signiﬁcant number of athletes who have
of sport is encouraged and managed by the
achieved representative status with a number
reaching age group world championship
The general philosophy of making sport
accessible for all is complimented by encouraging
excellence in achieving Regional, National and
International recognition. The natural co-ed
environment provides a very life-like platform
and is proven to support a longer involvement
with student sporting activity.
The school has excellent sporting facilities,
Participation, excellence, coach which include gymnasiums, sports pavilion,
astroturf surface, mountain bike track and
development and the resourcing of
top class playing ﬁelds. Staff members, along
sport are the key objectives of the with many community coaches and managers
Sports Ofﬁce. provide a strong sporting network for our
students. An onsite physio service can encourage
Life long career choices are a real option independent injury management.
for students with the increasing
development of professionalism in A good working partnership with the
12 sport. neighbouring Intermediate School can often
LEARNING a b o u t F u t u r e C a r e e r s
Pathways to the next phase are well catered for by the Careers Department. programme is tailored to meet individual
There are speciﬁc transition-to-work student needs.
of life, be it tertiary study or
programmes, which include work experience Gateway
employment, is viewed as a key in the business community. Otumoetai College Otumoetai College now runs the structured
responsibility of the College. has three structured work based programmes work based learning programme Gateway.
– Work Linx, Job Search and Gateway. Each This enables students to be placed into the
A purpose built facility, incorporating a
work environment while continuing to pursue
computer suite, display area and resource centre,
their NCEA qualiﬁcations, thus gaining valuable
enables students to access information on
real life experiences in association with their
careers and tertiary study. The careers advisors
have a wealth of experience and encourage
students to further develop their knowledge,
Subject areas such as Travel and Tourism,
by using a variety of computer programmes and
Hospitality, Automotive Studies, Business and
websites, in addition to the written material
Technology programmes, all work directly
available and individual career counselling. The
with Tertiary Institutions through the STAR
department carries up to date information on programme (Secondary Tertiary Alignment
all tertiary providers in New Zealand and liaises Resource). This funding enables a wider range
with Universities, Polytechnics, Local Industries of material to be included in their course as
and ITOs, all of whom are available to speak well as linking their school course to a tertiary
and work with students. provider. This gives students the chance to
The College has close links with local industries experience tertiary styled education.
and businesses. One such link is INSTEP. This
initiative links local businesses, schools, staff
and pupils, aiming to enhance insight into the
opportunities for work / training within the
Tauranga / Bay of Plenty region.
Senior students, for whom a full
14 academic programme is inappropriate,
LEARNING to Lead and Contribute
While at College students will Many become peer support leaders. Peer support Appropriate leadership training opportunities are
develop the ability to manage contributes to a positive school available and continue to be developed at each
environment by encouraging strong links level. These may take the form of camps, forums
themselves, relate positively to
between senior and junior students. It builds and one day programmes. Student support is a
others and contribute towards their
relationships that help Year 9 students through group of senior students selected and trained by
society. the transition to secondary school. The programme the Guidance staff. This group supports students
Students who follow the Otumoetai Way and gives senior students real responsibility in caring from across all levels who are new to the school,
contribute within the college community will learn and leading others, it equips them with leadership and also students who prefer to share their
to grow a sense of pride and belonging and the skills that are a major beneﬁt to themselves, their personal concerns with a peer rather than, or in
conﬁdence to participate in the wider community school and society. Peer support leaders also addition to, staff members.
upon leaving school. assist international students and special needs
We hope students will stay at Otumoetai until
they complete Year 13 and that during this time
While students are under our care they will be
Four head students and the students’ they will make signiﬁcant contributions to the
given as much help as possible by teachers, deans,
representative to the Board of Trustees lead the lives of others, through both formal and informal
guidance counsellors, whanau support and
Senior Executive, which is made up of leaders leadership.
school managers to become responsible, active
of the following subcommittees; Creative Arts,
citizens with a positive attitude. Speciﬁc help is
Special Events, Wellbeing/Environment, Sports
given to groups and individuals to form positive
relationships with their peers. This help aims to
develop a mature attitude towards authority Year level 9-12 councils are made up of
and promote values which are crucial to good
representatives from each form class. The councils
citizenship, such as honesty and a concern for the
take responsibility for planning and organising
welfare of others.
various events such as the World Vision Famine,
Otumoetai College provides student leadership the World Smoke Free Day, Zespri Youth Bank,
opportunities at all levels. Students from Year
Students against Drink Driving (SADD), Maori
13 may become senior leaders in a
Careers Expo, and the Anti Harassment Student
16 variety of formal and informal ways.
Head Students for 2012 are (pictured from left to right)
Baillie Malbon, Craig Tims, BOT Rep Daryl Jones, Josephine Shum, Shane Murphy 17
All students must wear school uniform Correct uniform and tidy grooming is required when students are travel-
This encourages a sense of identity with the school and it also provides ling to and from college as well as during the school day. This also applies
a measure of security by identifying any non-students on school property. to trips away from school, unless students are otherwise instructed.
Skirt Black Watch Tartan wool/terylene regulation skirt Shorts Mid-grey wool ‘Zealon’ shorts or ‘Grey Clan Gunn/Milton’ style
Years 11, 12 & 13 option polycotton shorts
Regulation green skirt Top Grey short-sleeved polo shirt with green Otumoetai College crest
Top White short-sleeved polo-style shirt with green Otumoetai College Crest Year 11, 12 & 13 option
Years 11, 12 & 13 option White short-sleeved polo-style shirt with green Otumoetai College crest
White shaped, short-sleeved blouse with green piping on sleeve Jersey Bottle green V-necked jersey with or without striped neckline
Jersey Bottle green V-necked jersey with or without striped neckline Year 13 option
Year 13 option Approved Year 13 jersey
Approved Year 13 jersey Footwear Plain, enclosed, ﬂat, black shoes (no boots / ankle boots) with Otumoetai
Footwear Plain, enclosed, ﬂat, black shoes (no boots / ankle boots) with plain College socks (mid grey with 2.5 cm bottle green band). Brown sandals
white socks or pantyhose (natural or black) or brown sandals with front with front and back straps, worn with backs up and without socks.
and single back straps, worn with backs up and without socks (no slave PE Uniform Yr 9 - 12 – T-shirt – forest green with black side panels, forest green or
sandals). black shorts in nylon, taslon or cotton
PE Uniform Yr 9 - 12 – T-shirt – forest green with black side panels, forest green or Winter only: Forest green or black tracksuit pants
black shorts in nylon, taslon or cotton Optional: Rugby-style jersey:
Winter only: Forest green or black tracksuit pants Monogrammed forest green with black stripe
Optional: Rugby-style jersey: Dress Uniform White long-sleeved, collared shirt with school tie; plain black
Monogrammed forest green with black stripe regulation polyester/viscose trousers; plain, enclosed, ﬂat, black leather
Dress Uniform White long-sleeved, collared shirt with school tie; regulation senior green lace up shoes and socks; school blazer
skirt or regulation black skirt (polyviscose) plain, enclosed, ﬂat, black
leather shoes with pantyhose (natural or black); school blazer
Sports Uniforms Jewellery / Scarf
Most teams have uniforms that have been supplied by the school for the playing Students may wear a wrist watch, one small nose stud, one small plain stud or
season. Otumoetai College tracksuits are available for hire from the school, by sleeper in each ear or small spacer less than 10mm, one necklet which can be
teams representing the college at special events. either a plain chain or leather thong, with or without one small attachment.
Scarfs can be either of the following:
Plain bottle green; plain black; plain white.
• A plain black or white singlet/T-shirt under tops, visible only at neckline (no long sleeves).
• Regulation Otumoetai College jacket or blazer or Elite Sports or Music Jacket (by invitation);
plain black raincoat (no sweatshirts or hoodies).
• Caps must be plain black.
• Regulation black dress trousers available from Active Outdoor or Postie Plus (trousers that
are very similar are appropriate) to be worn only in terms 2 and 3. They must not be tight,
low slung, or made from heavy cotton fabric, jean design as with external pockets studs etc.,
no track pants. Year 13 students may wear black trousers all year.
• Forest green Fashion Biz/Ocean Blue zip, long-sleeve anti-pill polar ﬂeece, with embroidered
Otumoetai College crest.
• Year 13 only can wear a long sleeved black undergarment under the Year 13 jersey.
• Regulation College raincoat / jacket.
• The uniform is to be worn to, at and from school and at all school functions and trips unless
• Items of clothing that are not listed in the code may not be worn as part of the uniform.
• Skirts must be a reasonable length.
• No boots or other footwear not ﬁtting the descriptions given are to be worn. Shoes must
be completely black with no other visible colour (includes laces, logos, uppers and soles).
• For safety reasons, students must wear shoes (not sandals) in workshops and have hair tied
back in technology classes and science laboratories.
• Undergarments must not be visible at sleeve or waist.
• Garments must not be over-large for the student.
• Heavy make-up, (including coloured nail polish) and unnatural coloured hair-dye are not al-
• Hair must be clean and tidy.
• Boys must be clean shaven.
• All items of clothing, including footwear, must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
• No other visible facial jewellery (with the exception of one small nose stud) is permitted, i.e.
studs, eye or lip piercings (includes metal / plastic etc).
We have a uniform as we have a sense of pride in who we are.
Suppliers of the Otumoetai College uniform are listed on the College web site www.otc.school.nz
or contact the College Ofﬁce for details.
Let learning enlighten life