Kaitaia College

"Seek and Defend the Truth"

Term 3 Starts Monday 22nd July 2024 for all students


TERM 3 2024

  • 22nd July: First day of Term 3
  • 31st July: Parent Subject Teacher Meeting
  • 7th Aug: Subject EXPO & Course Confirmation Evening
  • 9th-13th Sep: Common Assessment Activities CAA's
  • 16th-20th Sep: CAA's continued & Mahuru Maori
  • 20th - 27th Sep: Derived Grade Examinations

TERM 4 2024

  • 28th Oct: Labour Day - Public Holiday
  • 29th Oct: NCEA Accord TOD
  • 30th Oct: Senior Y11-13 Merit Assembly
  • 31st Oct: Senior Prizegiving
  • 1st Nov: Y13 Luncheon and Farewell
  • 5th Nov: NZQA Examinations begin - NCEA TOD
  • 29th Nov: NZQA Examinations end
  • Week 8: EOTC Week (dates TBC)
  • 10th Dec: Junior Prizegiving - LAST DAY of School
  • 12th-24th Dec  -  2025: New Enrolment Meetings

TERM 1 2025

  • 13th-24th Jan  -  2025: New Enrolment Meetings
  • Date TBC: Year 13 Leadership Camp
  • 27th Jan: Northland Anniversary Day - Public Holiday
  • 28th Jan: Teacher Only Day
  • 29th Jan: Y13 Course Confirmation
  • 30th Jan: Y12 Course Confirmation
  • 31st Jan: Y11 Course Confirmation
  •  3rd Feb: Y9 Pōhiri and Induction Day
  •  4th Feb: First Day of the Timetable  Years 9 - 13
  •  6th Feb: Waitangi Day - Public Holiday


Kaitāia College is the northernmost college in Te Hiku o te Ika, Far North. The kura, like the wider community, serves a large rohe with our tai tamariki being drawn as far as Te Hapua in the North, Mangamuka in the South, Oruaiti in the East and Pangaru, Pawarenga and Herekino in the West.

The school has been serving its community for over 80 years. The kura is a State, co-educational, Year 9-13 secondary school located in the heart of Kaitāia. The school has 1,000 learners with 80% identifying as Māori. Most of our Māori learners whakapapa to one of the five iwi of the Muriwhenua: Ngāti Kuri, Ngati Kahu, Ngai Takoto, Te Aupōuri and Te Rarawa. A large number of learners also have Dalmatian descent.

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"