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Principal's Welcome

Greg PierceKia ora, welcome to Orewa College,

We are proud of our school and what it contributes to our community. We are committed to providing a supportive and challenging centre of learning, promoting high levels of achievement academically and in co-curricular activities.

Staff are constantly professionally developing their capacity in order for students to achieve to their full potential.

Our focus is on preparing students for their future by helping to develop responsible, independent, confident, proud, well-balanced and motivated young adults.

Orewa College students have achieved highly across academic, sporting, arts and community fields of endeavor. Many have strived for, and attained, regional and national representation honours.

We have a strong values programme, Manaaki Orewa, and learning programme, Ako Orewa, which underpins all that we do and ensures that students are on personalised pathways.

We are leaders in the use of digital learning resources and have a strong successful House programme which links all students from year seven to thirteen and provides many leadership opportunities.

As a large Year 7-13 school of approx. 2000 students, we are able to provide a wide range of learning and co-curricular opportunities while retaining a strong sense of community.

Our close proximity to the beach and the estuary provides many opportunities to study and play in rich natural environments.

I am very proud of our students and staff and look forward to welcoming you into our school community.

Gregory Pierce, Principal