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Welcome to Bay of Islands College
Nau Mai, Haere Mai
"Kokiri Ngatahi"
Students at Bay of Islands College enjoy academic,
sporting, and cultural success. We invite you to browse our
website and share in the successes of students at our school.
"Bay of Islands College will develop respectful students, maximising their potential."

Bay of Islands College is a co-ed year 9-13 secondary school located in Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand and covers 25 acres of attractively landscaped property including sporting fields and courts.
The school has a roll of about 400 students and is the gateway to learning in the Far North.

Students at Bay of Islands College will receive: 

Excellent facilities - The best in Northland
A wide curriculum taught by specialist teaching staff
Small average class sizes - So students receive individual attention
Quality Learning and High Achievement

A safe friendly and supportive learning environment



A message from the Principal

E nga mana, e nga reo, nga karangatan-ga maha, tena koutou katoa.
As the term draws to an end I wish to acknowledge parents, caregivers and friends of the school who have given freely of their time to support our students in academic, cultural and sporting events. Bay of Islands College has regularly contested at regional and national events providing us with some stellar moments to celebrate.
Te Kopa Tipene Thomas‟s selection as captain of the New Zealand Secondary Schools, AFL team and the South Pacifica Nations Team. Then his elevation to the New Zealand Men‟s AFL Team is one example of our students stepping up to international level.
Student mid-year reports have been completed and issued to students on Tuesday 1st July please feel free to contact staff if you would like to follow up on any matters arising from these reports.
I am concerned at the level of student absenteeism particularly amongst our senior students. Our school catch cry is, Attendance + Effort = Achievement. As we reach half-way in the school year the window of opportunity to engage our senior students is closing, we absolutely need your support in this matter. On the positive side the following seniors deserve recognition as they have have achieved 100% attendance this year. That is a fantastic achievement congratulatiuons to Ceri Tamati, Jared King, Damon Wilson, Michael Davis.


Bay of Islands College is a Starpath school which means that with the assistance of Auckland University we have systems that tracks every student‟s progress throughout their time here. That information is available to you at academic counselling (parent, student, teacher meetings ) or on request.
Next term you will hear more about two new Ministry of Education initiatives that our school has been selected for. “Building on Success,” has a focus around staff professional development and “ALiM,” focuses on improving the achievement of Year 9 students in mathematics.
Te Ropu Whakakotahi our Community Liaison Committee will meet in Term 3 on Monday 4 August at 6:00pm in the school meeting house. We will be promoting once again the very successful Community Champions initiative that saw Bay college feature in a television documentary that went national as well as featuring in the teachers Gazette. This group provides a forum for you to have a voice in the what happens in our school, please mark the date in your calendar.
My final acknowledgement goes to our caretaker Mr Les Bristow who has resigned after 6 years of service to our Bay of Islands College. I thank Les for his dedication to duty and wish him all the best in his retirement.
Until we meet again in Term 3, keep safe and enjoy some quality family time these holidays.
Ma te Atua koutou hei manaaki, hei tiaki I nga wa katoa.
Noho ora mai.
John Paitai





Spearfishing Equipment 2014