Te Aute College
|Te Aute College|
|100 State Highway 2,
|Type||State Integrated, Single Sex Male, Secondary (Year 9-13) with boarding facilities|
|Motto||Whakatangata Kia Kaha
Be Men, Be Strong
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||232|
|Principal||Piripi Blake 2009 - Current (Tumuaki)|
|School roll||87 [73 Boarders/14 Day Students] (2012)|
Te Aute College (Māori: Te Kura o Te Aute) is a school in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. It opened in 1854 with twelve pupils under Samuel Williams, an Anglican missionary, and nephew and son-in-law of Bishop William Williams. It has a strong Māori character.
It was built on land provided by Te Whatuiapiti, a hapū of the Ngāti Kahungunu iwi. In 1857, a Deed of Gifts transferred the land from Te Whatuiapiti to the Crown, with a request that it be granted to the Bishop of New Zealand and his successors.
In 1859, the school was forced to close its doors due to lack of resources, but was re-opened in 1872. The school gradually expanded.
In October 1877, Douglas Maclean set up the Te Makarini Trust in memory of his father, Donald McLean, who was one of the most influential figures in Māori-Pākehā relations in the mid-1800s. From the initial endowment of £3,000, Te Aute College is providing annual scholarships to gifted Māori students.
The Young Māori Party, established in 1909, which was dedicated to improving the position of Māori, grew out of the Te Aute Students Association, started by former students of the college in 1897.
In 1973, the college was again hit by financial difficulties, but a direct appeal for assistance to the Prime Minister, Norman Kirk, secured Te Aute's future. Traditionally a single sex male boarding school, female students from its sister school Hukarere were enrolled at the school in 1992, and in 1993, Te Aute officially became co-educational—but reverted to male-only in 2005.
Notable alumni 
- Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu - Soldier, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Thomas Rangiwahia Ellison - former All Black
- Te Rangi Hīroa - anthropologist, politician, doctor
- Taituha Peina Kingi - former All Black
- Howard Morrison - singer and entertainer
- Sir Apirana Ngata - historian, scholar, politician
- George Nepia - former All Black
- Sir Maui Pomare - medical pioneer, foreign minister
- Pita Sharples - Minister of Maori Affairs and Māori Party co-leader
- Karl Te Nana - former member of the NZ Maori rugby team
- Paraire Tomoana - leader, journalist and composer
- Piri Weepu - All Black
- Norm Hewitt - former All Black
Others associated with the school 
- Jamie Dixon, currently men's basketball head coach at the University of Pittsburgh, coached the school's basketball team in 1989—his first coaching job at any level.
||This article uses bare URLs for citations. (May 2013)|
- Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
- A. H. McLintock, ed. (updated 10 November 2011). "McLEAN, Sir Donald". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Retrieved 18 May 2013.