MATARIKI FRIDAY 28TH JUNE - School will be closed


Nau mai haere mai

Kia ora koutou katoa, warm greetings wherever in the world you are!

For anyone who is thinking about Year 7-13 education, William Colenso College is a diverse, co-educational secondary school situated in Napier Hawkes Bay New Zealand.

Our school provides vibrancy, energy, culture, and philosophy with an amazing array of opportunities.

We offer small class sizes which allow for each student to be known individually.

Our middle school (Years 7-9) offer home room classes which provide our students with added comfort and security on their learning journey.

Our school motto, ASPIRE, ACT, ACHIEVE - WAWATIA, MAHIA, EKEA, establishes our commitment to provide opportunities for all students to strive for academic, sporting and creative excellence, within an aspirational and caring environment.

Our school values provide the foundation for our school community.  These shared values are the basis for student-focused relationships which allow our school to have a strong family feel.

  • Respect  – Manaakitanga
  • Belonging – Whanaungatanga
  • Striving for excellence – Hirangatanga

Our students are at the HEART of all that we do, and our committed teachers work to support students to reach their potential both within and beyond the classroom.

I encourage you to visit us in person, or make contact.  In the meantime, enjoy browsing our website. 

Jocelyn E Auld
Principal / Tumuaki

Jocelyn E Auld
Principal / Tumuaki