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Aotea College is a state co-educational secondary school located in Porirua, New Zealand. Founded in 1978, the school serves students for Year 9 to 13 (ages 12 to 18) across the northern suburbs of Porirua.
At the September 2013 Education Review Office (ERO) review, Aotea College had 936 students enrolled, including seven international students. Forty-seven percent of students were male and 53 percent were female. Thirty-seven percent of students identified as New Zealand European (Pākehā), 28 percent identified as Māori, 26 percent as Pacific Islanders, seven percent as Asian, and two percent as another ethnicity.
Sport and cultural activities
Sport and cultural activities are a major part of Aotea College. Students are encouraged to take at least one winter sport and summer sport. Aotea College competes in the New Zealand National Secondary Schools Barbershop competition - in 2008, the girls' chorus won first place in both the regional and the national competition in Wellington.
- Tania Tupu - New Zealand Tall Ferns (basketball)
- Serge Lilo - Wellington Hurricanes and Lions representative (rugby)
- Jacinta Wawatai - Actress
- "Directory of Schools - as at 17 August 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Aotea College Education Review". Education Review Office. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
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