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Principal's Welcome


Kia 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.

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 endeavour. Many have reached national recognition.

We have a strong values programme, Manaaki Orewa, and learning programme, Ako Orewa, which underpin all that we do.

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.

Kate Shevland, Principal