Learning at Paeroa College

Paeroa College offers a vibrant, exciting and student centred learning environment. We are proud of our school and work hard to ensure positive outcomes for our learners.

Our school has a strong and caring culture that values academic and personal excellence, the centrality of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural diversity, contribution to the community, innovation and a curriculum that focuses on our learners and what they need to succeed. Our students learn through an innovative student-centred curriculum that includes a focus on individual mentoring and student agency. We recognise Te Reo Māori as an official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand by ensuring that a Rumaki Reo full immersion option is available at years 9 and 10.

Our students are proud of their school. This pride is reflected in the welcoming atmosphere and the beautifully maintained buildings and grounds. The school provides an attractive teaching and learning environment. It has a proven history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. Our school features several unique, purpose built learning environments including excellent technology, arts, drama and music facilities.  In addition to traditional subjects, we have innovative programmes including our nationally recognised Te ara Tapu a Tane boys group, classes in sustainability, video game creation and horticulture. Our Academy programme includes opportunities to learn in a commercial kitchen, experience outdoor adventure learning and engage in an extremely well-developed work experience programme. 

Paeroa College is committed to fostering relationships, policies and practices that reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Māori as tangata whenua. With a school role that is approximately 44% Māori, Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga is embedded as everyday practice in classroom and co-curricular activities. The Paeroa College curriculum is designed to integrate our students’ identity, language and culture into the life of the school and promote high expectations of Māori students to succeed in education as Māori. We work hard to develop reciprocal relationships that promote cultural inclusion and are focused on transformative educational outcomes.


Paeroa College Vision

Paeroa College: Excelling as a courageous, innovative can-do community.



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