Aspire, Act, Achieve

Wawatatia, Mahia, Ekea

We prepare students for success in a learning environment which values student contribution as individuals,and celebrates diversity.

William Colenso College is a modern and progressive school with a rich tradition of providing high quality academic, cultural and sporting opportunities. We are a co-educational secondary school for years 7 – 13 students. Our school is separated into two distinctive areas, Middle School and Senior School.

We take pride in being Napier city’s co-educational college and middle school. We have a healthy learning atmosphere, which encourages collaboration between boys and girls. This in turn develops self-confidence in students so that they feel comfortable sharing their ideas and opinions in any situation, which prepares them to excel in life after school.

Middle School (Years 7-9)

The Middle School Philosophy is based on an acknowledgement that emerging adolescents are at a pivotal developmental stage and have specific needs. Our Middle School creates a responsive and appropriate experience for this age group.

Senior School (Years 10-13)

The Senior School focuses on providing a wide range of academic, practical, cultural and sporting opportunities. Not only will these lead to qualifications (NCEA) but also to a real sense of achievement and enhanced self-esteem.

Our staff are renowned for being friendly and positive. We pride ourselves on being highly professional and are constantly reflecting, and looking at ways to improve our performance.

Term Dates 2021

Term One Monday 1st February-Friday 16th April
Term Two Monday 3rd May – Friday 9th July
 Term Three Monday 26th July – Friday 1st October
Term Four Monday 18th October – Tuesday 14th December

Public Holidays – 2021

ANZAC Day Sunday 25th April, Observed Monday 26th April during school holidays
Easter Friday 2nd, Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 7th June
Hawke’s Bay Anniversary Friday 22nd October
Labour Day Monday 25th October

Mid Term Break-(No school for students) Monday 30th August