Co-Education for years 7-13

William Colenso College is proudly and confidently co-educational. A spirit of co-operation and competition thrives amongst the students. The co-educational nature of the school creates a healthy learning atmosphere in which boys and girls learn together and share activities such as Drama, Art, Music, Outdoor Education and many other curriculum areas, which widen their talents.

The development of self-management and personal leadership is an important aspect of the school. We have a broad student leadership team that provides leadership opportunities in the fields of sport, academic, cultural, student support, international students, environment, and event management.
We also provide leadership opportunities for students at year 8 as they are important role models for our year 7 students within the middle school.

Student Leaders 2020

Head Leaders: Layla Christison (Head Girl), Kaha Matenga (Head Boy), Vaasa Fatialofa & Patisepa Tu’ua (Deputy Head Girls), Frank Tuapawa (Deputy Head Boy)

Academic Leader:  Pikitangarangi Ratapu

Cultural Leader: Avae Keelan

International Leader: Faye Velandria

Maropea House Captain: Lyric Karauria

Remutupo House Captain: Dany Tasker

Tupari House Captain: Te Manihera Pakinga

Waikamaka House Captain: Emily Hawkins

Board of Trustees Representative: Layla Christison

Sports Leaders:  Travis Ker & John Young