Principal: Jack Anderson

M.A EdLM (2nd Hons), Pg Dip EdLM, Cert FTPP, B.A Arts, Grd Dip Tch, B.A Ed, Dip Art, Cert BM.

PRINCIPAL UPDATE:   19 February, 2021



Tena koutou katoa

Firstly, our thoughts and prayers go out to all whanau who have recently lost loved ones. It is always challenging when we must say good-bye to those we cherish, so once again, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
What an amazing start to the year with our powhiri attracting many new whanau and friends! It is great to welcome you all as part of our whanau here at Whangaroa College. An especially warm welcome to all our new students. I am confident you will all do well as you settle into your new school environment. Staff are here to support you in all your learning endeavors so just ask for help if you need any along the way. We aim to be a positive influence on your educational journey.

A further thank you to all the staff from our contributing schools who came along to support their students as they begin their educational journey here at Whangaroa College. It was also very pleasing to see many students from the contributing schools who came along to support their siblings and friends. All those in attendance made our powhiri and start of the school year a very special occasion. Thank you all for your attendance. 

I am proud of the academic achievements of our students in 2020. These are the best NCEA results we have had for many years. Our external exams produced some outstanding results so congratulations to all those students for these attainments and to the teachers who prepared you for the exams. Part of this success is a result of students and whanau who persevered and committed to the learning opportunities here at Whangaroa College.

I encourage every student to be responsible for your time here at Whangaroa College. Make the most of every opportunity on offer and get involved with as many activities as possible. Furthermore, respect yourself, those around you and this beautiful environment.


There are many opportunities for parents, caregivers and whanau to engage with a range of activities and events occurring at the school so I also encourage you all to get involved as much as possible. Remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook, as this is one of our regular information portals informing you of what is happening and how you can get involved.


I look forward to catching up with you all throughout the year and I encourage you to get involved as much as you can to support the learning opportunities of all our students.


Naku noa na

Jack Anderson