Aorere College

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Aorere College
Aorere College logo.png
Portage Road, Papatoetoe
Coordinates 36°58′55″S 174°50′00″E / 36.982°S 174.8334°E / -36.982; 174.8334Coordinates: 36°58′55″S 174°50′00″E / 36.982°S 174.8334°E / -36.982; 174.8334
Type co-educational state secondary school (years 9-13)
Motto Virtus Caelum Recludit
Character opens the way to the heavens
Established 1964
Ministry of Education Institution no. 96
Principal Greg Pierce
School roll 1515[1] (March 2015)
Socio-economic decile 2D[2]

Aorere College is a co-educational state secondary school (years 9-13) that was established in 1964 in Papatoetoe, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand. The principal is Greg Pierce. As of March 2015, there are approximately 1515 students enrolled.[1]


Due to the rapid increase in student population over the past couple of years the school has had to construct new buildings to accommodate all the students attending Aorere.

On-going renovations and upkeep to school buildings and infrastructure underpin the aim to provide a safe and state-of-the-art learning environment for students.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Directory of Schools - as at 7 April 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.