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Otahuhu College

Otahuhu College
Address
Mangere Road,
Otahuhu,
Auckland,
New Zealand
Coordinates
Information
Type State Co-Ed Secondary (Year 9-13)
Motto Kia Tamatane
Established 1931
Ministry of Education Institution no. 88
Principal Neil Watson
School roll 1156[1] (July 2015)
Socio-economic decile 1B[2]
Website

Otahuhu College is a secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand for students years 9 to 13.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Structure 2
  • Notable alumni 3
    • Academia 3.1
    • Public service 3.2
    • Sport 3.3
  • Former staff 4
  • References 5

Location

It is located in the suburb of Otahuhu and is a co-educational school. The school is built in a gully on the southern side of Mangere Road. There is a semicircular lawn in the front of the school surrounded by palm trees, with two flagpoles.

Otahuhu College is neighbour to Auckland's largest private secondary school King's College.

Structure

Otahuhu College is divided into four houses:

Otahuhu College's House Names & their Colours
Seddon Named for New Zealand Prime Minister Richard Seddon.
Massey Named for New Zealand Prime Minister William Massey
Hobson Named for New Zealand Governor William Hobson
Grey Named for New Zealand Governor Sir George Grey

Each house is controlled by a House Leader, and each house has a Head Boy, Head Girl and a Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy.

At the end of term 3, 2006 Otahuhu College A-Block building was earthquake strengthened. The toilets and the book room at the bottom of A-Block were demolished and replaced with two class rooms and new toilets.

At the end of 2006 the SAS UNIT class, located at Sturges Fields and known for the sports academy students, but containing only 14 students, will be demolished and completely revamped, and will include new changing rooms for the Rugby league and Rugby teams and a new grandstand.

During the second term of 2007 a technical block was damaged by fire.[3]

Notable alumni

Academia

Public service

Sport

  • Orene Ai'i - former Auckland, Blues and New Zealand Sevens rugby union player, now playing for Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan
  • Ali Lauiti'iti - New Zealand Rugby League representative, now playing in UK
  • Simon Lemalu - Counties Manukau and Manu Samoa prop
  • Ropati Brothers, Joe, Tea, Iva - New Zealand Rugby League representatives.
  • David Tua - Professional and amateur boxer.
  • Jayson Vemoa - Professional Muay Thai World Champion 1998 living in Japan coaching professionally.
  • Mark Hunt - K-1 WGP World Champion 2001, Pride Japan 2004-2006, Dream Japan 2006 - 2009, UFC Fighter 2010 - 2015
  • Cooper Vuna - former New Zealand rugby league player; plays union for the Melbourne Rebels
  • Olsen Filipaina - New Zealand Rugby league representative
  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - NRL Rugby League Player (Roosters) NRL Premiership Winner 2013, NRL Winger Of The Year 2013, NRL Fullback Of The Year 2015, New Zealand Kiwis Representative.

Former staff

  • Tammy Wilson, former Auckland Storm and Black Fern
  • Yvette Williams, Olympic gold medallist (1952 long jump). PE teacher (Yvette Corlett)

References

  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 17 August 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fire damages Auckland college". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Forbes, Michael (15 September 2015). "Former Wellington mayor Sir James Belich dies at age 88".  
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