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Head of College

Christina Watson-Mills

 CWM photoChristina lives on site with her husband Craig and their young daughter. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the College and has a duty of care for all residents and the community.

She works closely with Stewart, Toroa's Senior Tutor, and together with the RAs they manage the pastoral care and welfare and academic support of the residents.

Christina is available to meet and talk with residents to discuss all manner of topics including academic, financial, health and other general concerns.

An introduction to Toroa from Christina

Kia ora, Talofa Lava and warm greetings from Toroa

Toroa is a special place that has a great sense of community where our residents have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a campus life experience as they navigate their first year at Otago. 

Our dedicated staff team understand that education is not limited to the lecture theatre.  At Toroa, learning also comes from our academic support programme and also from our social events programme. These are complimented by the conversations, and the connections we all make within our close-knit community. In offering our residents the chance to further develop their confidence, competence and growth mindset we know they will be well on their way to achieving their goals.  

Our residents are active, busy and engaged.  Living closely with others does bring with it the need for personal responsibility, respect and consideration. With this in mind we have a well defined community standard to help ensure we all have a great year together.

Toroa provides a welcome and friendly space, where everyone can be themselves. We value our residents and the involvement and contributions they make to the Toroa community each year. 

If you are interested in being part of this small dynamic community feel free to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you and your whānau to the Toroa community

Noho ora mai

Contact

Email toroa.college@otago.ac.nz