Situated in the very Far North of New Zealand, we are a decile two co-educational school. "Kaitaia College has provided education for Year 9 to 13 students for over 90 years. More than 70 per cent of its students are Māori, of whom a significant proportion whakapapa to the local Muriwhenua iwi of Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Te Rarawa and Ngāti Kahu. Inter-generational connections of whānau, hapū and iwi to the college, as well as strong links to the community’s Dalmatian and European heritage remain key features of the school".  Ero Report June 2019


Kaitaia College Board of Trustees
Casual vacancy for a parent representative

A casual vacancy has occurred on the school Board for an elected parent representative.  The Board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the Board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent by 29 May to:

Diane Laurenson (Chair)
Kaitaia College Board, 53 Redan Road, Kaitaia 0410
Email:  d.laurenson@kaitaiacollege.school.nz


​​​​​​​PPTA Secondary Teachers Union Strike Action for Term 2

The strike action will begin at 7:00am on 4 May 2023 and will end at 11:59pm on 8 June 2023. The action will take place on the following days over that period:

UPDATE 22 May 2023 - All PPTA strike action has been suspended until 11:59pm Tuesday 30 May. There will be no rolling strikes over this period.  We will keep you updated.

Thursday 1 June - Year 12 Rostered Home
Tuesday 6 June - Year 10 Rostered Home
Thursday 8 June - Year 9 Rostered Home



A "Bring Your Managed Chromebook" (BYMC) platform will allow your tamariki to develop the skills and dispositions required to succeed in modern environments, which will include digital examinations from 2020.

To support this kaupapa, students are expected to come to school equipped with a Chromebook.  Please refer to Parent Information > BYMC for details.

Thank you.



Our 2021 Senior Council Executive put together a video so you can see what our kura offers. Enjoy.  Year 8 Orientation Video


If you remove the centre of the flax bush
there will be nowhere for the bellbird to reside.
They will go here, there and everywhere.
So if I was asked, "What is the most important thing?",
I would reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people".

Unuhia te rito o te harakeke
Kei hea te komako e ko Whakatairangitia.
Rere ki uta, rere ki tai.
Nau e ki mai He aha te mea nui,
Maku e ki atu "He tangata He tangata He tangata"