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



Alert Level 2.

We will be following all Ministry of Health guidelines for schools. Masks are recommended, but are not mandatory.