Whangaparaoa College

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Whangaparaoa College
15 Delshaw Avenue,
Stanmore Bay,
North Shore City,
New Zealand
Coordinates 36°37′54″S 174°44′44″E / 36.6317°S 174.7455°E / -36.6317; 174.7455Coordinates: 36°37′54″S 174°44′44″E / 36.6317°S 174.7455°E / -36.6317; 174.7455
Type Non-Integrated co-ed, Composite (Year 7-13)
Motto Together, Believe, Achieve (Natahi,Whakapono,Tutuki)
Established 2005
Ministry of Education Institution no. 6763
Principal James Thomas
School roll 1331[1] (July 2016)
Socio-economic decile 9Q[2]
Former names
  • Stanmore Bay Secondary School
  • Hibiscus Coast Intermediate School

Whangaparaoa College is a state co-educational secondary school located on the Hibiscus Coast. The decile 9 school serves Years 7 to 13 with a role of 1331 Learners (as at July 2016) including International. Opened officially in 2005. The founding principal was Brian O'Connell, who served until 2012.[3] James Thomas took over the principal role in 2012, succeeding O'Connell. [4]

The school is in a high socio-economic area (high decile number), and has tight zoning rules where students must live to attend the school. This method prevents overcrowding in a most desirable school.

Being a new school, the facilities and technology used are leaders in the New Zealand education system, positioned on an environmentally aware site. 2006 saw the rise of two new high decile schools in Metropolitan Auckland, Whangaparaoa College and Botany Downs Secondary School.

Contributing Schools in the Home Zone:

Note: Attendance at a contributing school 'in zone' does not give automatic entry into Stanmore Bay Secondary School (Whangaparaoa College)

  • Stanmore Bay Primary School
  • Whangaparaoa Primary School
  • Gulf Harbour School
  • Red Beach Primary School


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2016". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Ong, Michelle (24 February 2012). "Principal heads to Sydney". North Harbour News. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Principal's message". Retrieved 2 December 2012.