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Otaki College




A very warm welcome to Ōtaki College which is a year 7 to year 13 secondary school situated on the beautiful Kapiti Coast 74 km from Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. The historic town of Ōtaki is close to rivers, sea, bush and mountains, and is especially popular with outdoor enthusiasts. 

The College has 440 students who enjoy a safe, supportive and creative learning environment. We place strong emphasis on building relationships with students to unlock their dreams and aspirations and allow them to achieve their full potential.  Ōtaki College has high expectations of its students, and our staff and community celebrate high levels of academic success. The College encourages all students to strive for excellence not only in academic study but also in leadership, sport and cultural pursuits. A strong sense of community is built through the College House system. 

Ōtaki College has a lot to offer international students. The College offers many opportunities for overseas students to mix with our students in cultural, sporting and language activities. In this way the language comes alive for them and they also get to know about New Zealand customs.

Ōtaki College has many features, which make it a suitable school for students from other countries. It has 475 boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18 and has the following aspects:

  • Individual attention.  Many of our senior classes contain fewer than nine students so each student receives extra contact with the teacher
  • Ideal location combining town and country. Only 55 minutes away to the South is New Zealand's capital city of Wellington with its International Airport
  • Wide range of subjects and excellent teaching
  • Carefully selected home-stays and close links with the community
  • Individual needs-based English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 


More about Otaki College

Ōtaki is a beautiful town, just 1 hour drive from Wellington and Palmerston North Cities. Ōtaki College is a school committed to meeting the needs of the community.  Ōtaki is one of New Zealand's oldest communities with a rich history, and our school has a proud record of service to it.  Our graduates continue to achieve in a variety of areas.


Contact details


Otaki College
233 Mill Road
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Phone number

+64 06 364 8204
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