Traffic Safety

Visitors must park in the visitor car parks as directed by our Security guards. If these car parks are full then you must park on the road. Students are to be dropped off either on Mangere Road or Golf Avenue The Golf Avenue gates will be closed from 8:30am to 3pm It is important that… Read More

Attendance Matters

Regular attendance means attending school at least ninety percent of the time. Like other top schools, we expect all our students to be at school on time each day. Students who are late three times in a week will be given a detention. Students should be at school by 8:30am and it is their responsibility… Read More


Te Waka o Rangi is the waka that collects the souls of those that have passed throughout the year. Pohutukawa guides the waka while Taramainuku is the navigator. Each year Taramainuku casts out his net “Te Kupenga o Taramainuku” and gathers all the souls that have passed from the last rising of Matariki. As Taramainuku… Read More

Sustainable Coastlines Beach Cleanup

A group of 12-15 students worked together over three days to clean up three beaches and pick up the rubbish found there. Eastern Beach, Little Bucklands Beach and Bucklands Beach are all looking a lot cleaner and free of polluting rubbish! On Friday, representatives from Sustainable Coastlines came to talk about rubbish and its journey to the oceans and give… Read More

Polynesian Panthers

Polynesian Panthers were invited to speak to our level 1 History classes about their experiences as young Polynesians living in 1970s New Zealand. The Polynesian panthers consisted of Melani Anae, Will Illolahia, Alec Toleafoa and Tigilau Ness. The discussion points were based on the dawn raids. Polynesians targeted for ‘overstaying’ when their visas apparently had expired and were then deported back to the islands.  … Read More

Tereora College Visit

The department was also fortunate to receive a visit from Raukura Ellison a Health and Physical Education teacher at Tereora College in the Cook Islands. Raukura was interested in learning more about the senior Health programme at Otahuhu College and visited classrooms to observe lessons and talk with students.  … Read More

Tough Guy, Tough Gal

the Year 12 PE classes participated in the Tough Guy, Tough Gal competition held in Helensville on Friday 28 June. The competition was part of their Level 2 practical assessment worth 4 credits. The classes spent the first 8 weeks of Term 2 training to improve their fitness and muscular endurance by running and working… Read More