Parent / Teacher evening will take place on Thursday 25 July, 3.30 – 6.00pm. Please see details below.

Tena koutou katoa,

Our motto, Kia Mataara – Be Vigilant, Choose Wisely – emphasises our key focus: To provide students with the skills to make wise and positive decisions, building on a sound foundation of academic and other educational achievement.


Wairoa College is a Decile 1 co-educational school situated in Wairoa, a town located in the Hawkes Bay Region of the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, about 340 kilometres north-east of Wellington and about 340 kilometres south-east of Auckland. Our fully trained and committed teaching staff offer students a comprehensive curriculum, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. An ongoing extensive building refurbishment programme has provided the College with modern facilities set in an attractive environment.

The meaning of the Purerehua (Butterfly) on top of Te Aka Matua wharenui.​​​​​​​

Once a student has finished their education and achieved every qualification at Wairoa College, the Purerehua (Butterfly) is waiting to fly the student on to their next part in life: University, Employment and Career Aspirations.

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