Fifita Lolo - Parent Representative
My name is Fifita Lolo, also known as Fita. I am passionate about the education of our kids. I want every student who walk through the gate of Otahuhu College to know and understand they are there to get an excellent education regardless of their background and history.
For the last 3 years, I have had the privilege to serve as your Board of Trustee member and then became the Board Chairperson. We all have accomplished quiet a lot within the last 3 years, we have seen students academically excel within their own fields of study, we also seen a lot of students move on to further study at Universities (i.e. Auckland University, Waikato University and Otago University) and Polytechnic Institutes around New Zealand.
I am continuing to feel the passion and proud of how Otahuhu College has achieved within the last few years. I want to continue and provide service and support to our teachers, students and the community. I will do my utmost to continue the good service we have built.
Together, we work as a team to make our kids dream come true and to leave Otahuhu College with any form of qualifications under their name.
ONE DREAM, ONE VISION.
Sei Brown - Parent Representative
I have served on the school board since the last elections and have found it a real privilege to support the school and community with fellow trustees.
As a former student I remember fondly how the Otahuhu College has prepared me for life after high school. With over 17 years in Human Resources, as well as working at Senior Management levels of community organisations and to my recent involvement with the New Zealand School Trustees Association, I am keen to continue to support the school over the next term.
Recruiting and retaining good teachers is a key in this tricky environment because we know they can impact directly on the education journey of our students and it is that partnership with our families that can really make a difference.
Viliami Latu - Parent Representative
I am of Tongan descent, married with 4 children who were all ex students of Otahuhu College.I am a Lay Preacher with the Method Church for more than 30 years. I have been on the Otahuhu College Board of Trustees for about 10 years and am still keen to support the school. I would like to continue my service to the school and the Board of Trustees to the best of my ability.
Fata Tony Faatonu Fautua - Parent Representative
I attended Otahuhu College from 1979 to 1983. I have fond memories of my teachers, school friends and being a proud member of Hobson House. Having worked in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) for close to 25 years, including being appointed New Zealand's Ambassador to Timor-Leste, New Zealand's High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea and serving New Zealand at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. I bring a wealth of international experience working on boards in the governance area. In 2017, I retired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to return to my family home on Panama Road, where I am working with the local community. I am also engaged in the NGO (Non-government organisation) community as Ambassador of the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand.