Aotea College

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Aotea College
Aotea College Logo004.png
Okowai Road
Porirua 5024
New Zealand
Coordinates 41°07′31″S 174°51′17″E / 41.1254°S 174.8547°E / -41.1254; 174.8547Coordinates: 41°07′31″S 174°51′17″E / 41.1254°S 174.8547°E / -41.1254; 174.8547
Funding type State
Established 1978
Ministry of Education Institution no. 253
Principal Kate Gainsford
Years offered 9–13
Gender Co-educational
School roll 904[1] (July 2015)
Socio-economic decile 5M[2]

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.[3]

Aotea College has a socio-economic decile of 5 (step M), meaning it draws its school community from areas of moderate socioeconomic status when compared to other New Zealand schools.[2]

Sport and cultural activities[edit]

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.

Notable ex-students[edit]


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 17 August 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Aotea College Education Review". Education Review Office. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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