Otahuhu College

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Otahuhu College
Address
Mangere Road,
Otahuhu,
Auckland,
New Zealand

Coordinates 36°57′11″S 174°50′25″E / 36.9531°S 174.8404°E / -36.9531; 174.8404Coordinates: 36°57′11″S 174°50′25″E / 36.9531°S 174.8404°E / -36.9531; 174.8404
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 1323[1] (March 2014)
Socio-economic decile 1
Website

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

Location[edit]

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[citation needed] King's College.

Structure[edit]

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.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Academia[edit]

Public service[edit]

Sport[edit]

  • 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 living in Japan as a professional coach for K-1 World Grand Prix Champions.
  • Mark Hunt - K-1 WGP World Champion 2001, Pride Japan 2004-2006, Dream Japan 2006 - 2009, UFC Fighter 2010 - 2013
  • 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, New Zealand Kiwis Representative.

Former staff[edit]

  • Tammy Wilson, former Auckland Storm and Black Fern

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 1 April 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fire damages Auckland college". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2011.