Waiopehu College

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Waiopehu College
74 Bartholomew Road
Levin 5510
New Zealand
Coordinates40°37′49″S 175°17′46″E / 40.63038°S 175.29621°E / -40.63038; 175.29621Coordinates: 40°37′49″S 175°17′46″E / 40.63038°S 175.29621°E / -40.63038; 175.29621
Funding typeState
OpenedFebruary 1973 (February 1973)
Ministry of Education Institution no.237
PrincipalMark Robinson
Years offered9–13
School roll616[1] (March 2019)
Socio-economic decile2F[2]

Waiopehu College is a state coeducational secondary school located in Levin, New Zealand. The school opened in February 1973 as Levin's second secondary school, after Horowhenua College struggled to cope with 1200 students.[3] Serving Years 9 to 13 (ages 12 to 18), the school has a roll of 616 students as of March 2019.[1]


At the September 2014 Education Review Office (ERO) review, Waiopehu College had 635 students enrolled. Forty-eight percent of students are male and 52 percent are female. Fifty-one percent of students identified as New Zealand European (Pākehā), 38 percent identified as Māori, eight percent as Samoan, three percent as another ethnicity.[4]

Waiopehu College has a socio-economic decile of 2F (high-band decile 2), meaning it draws its school community from areas of moderately-high to high socioeconomic disadvantage when compared to other New Zealand schools.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ Swarbrick, Nancy (16 November 2012). "First day at Waiopehu College - Numbers and types of schools - Primary and secondary education". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Waiopehu College Education Review". Education Review Office. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Houston could follow same track as Carlos Spencer". The New Zealand Herald. 16 September 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2011.

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