Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

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

Our residents and staff are active, engaged and busy – both in their academic studies and in the Toroa community. We know that education is not limited to the lecture theatre and learning at Toroa comes from our academic support programme, social events,  conversations, and the connections we all make within our close-knit community. Together we create a first year experience that encourages everyone to continue growing to their full potential. We recognise and celebrate individuality because we believe that we can all learn from each other – living and learning is not just a statement at Toroa.

Living closely with others brings with it the need for personal responsibility, respect and consideration. With this in mind we have a well defined community standard and our residents remain committed to this philosophy throughout the year. It is our aim to ensure that everyone can pursue their educational goals in a setting that is conducive to study.

As one of Otago’s best kept secrets, Toroa provides a welcome and friendly space where residents can be themselves.