Expectations & Policies

Expectations & Policies


These core values are the foundation for the policies and procedures of Ōtūmoetai College:

Striving for Excellence – (Kimihia tōu ake maunga teitei)
– Collective and individual responsibility to be the best we can.

Working Together – (Whakakōtahitanga) Productive and trusting learning relationships.

Respecting One and All – (Whakakoha tētahi ki tētahi) A culture of inclusiveness.

Standing Strong – (Tūpakari i tōku ao/te ao) Self belief with integrity.

School Wide Expectations  (non-negotiable):

  • Correct Uniform to be worn
  • Out of Class – pass from teacher required
  • Punctuality – in class on time and no leaving before the bell
  • Attendance – being present in class
  • Behaviour for Learning – being engaged in the learning
  • Mobile phones cannot be used in class for texting or making calls

International Student Expectations  (non-negotiable):

  • Must comply with the requirements of the Student Visa
  • Must comply with the Travel Policy
  • Must be respectful of Host family guidelines for appropriate behaviour
  • Be respectful of New Zealand laws and culture e.g. wearing a helmet when cycling 
  • Must not drive any form of motorised transport except e-bikes and scooters (300 Watts maximum)
  • Students must not use tobacco, alcohol or any illegal drugs