Principal's Message

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Nau mai, haere mai ki te kareti o Whangaparaoa. Welcome to Whangaparaoa College.

Whangaparāoa College is a proud school with a short, but rich history. Serving the Whangaparāoa Community, we treat all learners as individuals, whilst offering exciting opportunities for learners to excel in their area of passion. We are enthusiastic about the future of our school and wish for you to be a part of this.

We expect our learners to be fully active and engaged in their learning and achieving their personal excellence. Learners are expected to think critically and engage in a knowledge rich curriculum that extends beyond the classroom walls and connects with every aspect of the globe. To achieve this, our staff utilise pedagogical approaches that embrace and enhance learners' individual strengths. We also allow learners to develop their own pathway to success. When learners leave Whangaparāoa College, we know they will be well equipped for life beyond our local community.

We expect our learners to be fully involved in the wider community and experience the vast array of extra-curricular opportunities on offer at Whangaparāoa College. Activities that happen outside the classroom will help contribute to the wider learning our rangatahi undertake, whilst also contributing positively to the community we are in.

Our Āhuatanga breathes life into our school. Being a unique, con-constructed value system representing the holistic approach to education, our learners are explicitly taught how our values enhance them as individuals, and our school community as a collective. 
Ngātahi, Whakapono, Tutuki - Together, Believe, Achieve 
Steve McCracken

Whangaparāoa College incorporates the best educational practice from New Zealand and around the world. The school delivers an innovative curriculum with intensive use of modern technologies within an environmentally aware site.