Student Support

Otahuhu College recognises the need for guidance so a comprehensive network of pastoral care is in place to assist students and families with any problems.

Whānau Groups

New students are placed into Whānau Groups within a House. Students remain with their House for the duration, as they progress through the year groups. It is the Whānau Teacher in the first instance that students can refer to for personal help or guidance. If the  Whānau Teacher is unable to resolve an issue or believes further assistance is necessary, students will be referred to the Year Level Dean for further guidance or assistance.

Whānau Groups

Guidance Counsellors

Two guidance counsellors are available each day for more serious or personal matters where advice is needed. They are responsible, willing to listen and skilled in helping to sort out difficulties.

Health & Wellness Services

School Deans

To contact a Dean call (09) 963 4000 –> Press 2 to speak to a Dean, then choose the relevant Extension Option below

Year Level Name Extension Email
9 Ms Emma Norgate 4051
10 Ms Sarah Ofanoa 4052
11 Ms Livia-Kate Pearce 4011
12 Mr Allister Martin 4079
13 Mr George Finau 4018
Education Navigator Mr Tarres ChiTar 4037
Attendance Navigator Ms Sisilia Savea 4007
Attendance Navigator Mr Joe Tupe 4039


Other Supports

The Careers Department gives specialised advice about careers opportunities and relevant qualifications.

A Peer Mediation system operates in the College, which trains students in mediation and conflict resolution; enabling them to help resolve student problems should they arise.

Careers Programme

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