AOTEA College

Aotea College is a co-educational, state secondary school for Years 9-13.

Aotea College is in Porirua, New Zealand - just 20 minutes from the capital city. The Principal of Aotea College is Kate Gainsford.

Aotea College enrolments are controlled by an enrolment zone. Click here for enrolment information.

Our Mission:

To enable holistic achievement and prepare young people as life-long learners to thrive in diverse local, national and global communities.

Our Vision

Learners and learning are at the centre of a culture of respect and manaakitanga.

Working collaboratively to achieve excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

Growing learning partnerships with whanau and the wider community to support strong learning pathways.

Student Testimonial Gallery

There’s so many different kinds of people here and lots of different things to learn about them.

Luke
Year 13 - 2016

I love having the opportunity to make things happen and being part of making college a positive environment for students.

Ben
New Zealand

I really love studying Drama. You get to express yourself, it doesn’t matter how you look or act, because it’s a safe place. Our teacher is really fun, and always helps us to be ourselves.

Emma
New Zealand

It’s been awesome to get the opportunity to do Gateway.  I get to try out working in the job I want to do in the real world, and get the experience before I go on to more study.

Amelia
New Zealand

I’m loving studying arts and humanities at Aotea College. I started taking Music in Year 10, and then it just kind of grew from there. Now I’m taking Art, Classics, Music, History and Visual Media and I love it.

Julia

You get a lot of opportunities, help and support. We have awesome teachers who are there for you.

Prashant
Australia

If you want to study what you want to do in your future, there’s lots of option subjects, it really caters to what you want to do.

Tyler

New Building Project

A complete rebuild of teaching and learning areas is scheduled to be completed by the start of 2019. Preparation to move into modern, innovative learning spaces is underway and enabling works begin at the end of term 1 2017.

A complete rebuild of teaching and learning areas is scheduled to be completed by the start of 2019. Preparation to move into modern, innovative learning spaces is underway and enabling works begin at the end of term 1 2017.

The college will operate without major disruption with the new construction located away from current buildings. Health and safety barriers will section off the construction site.

The Gymnasium and current Auditorium Te Manawa  will remain in use throughout the construction period. Both facilities are available for community use.

(Click here for information on hiring our facilities).

A major fundraising project is underway to build a new 500 seat Performing Arts facility as part of the new college buildings.  (Click here for our fundraising page).

Where are we?

Aotea College, the largest state secondary school in Porirua city is located on a hill, overlooking the beautiful Porirua harbour and is set in 14 hectares of grounds including rugby and football fields and tennis and netball courts.

Porirua city is situated 25 minutes from the capital city, Wellington. There are three university campuses and a wide variety of other tertiary institutions within close proximity to the college.