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Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make to prepare them for their future. At Katikati College we offer your child a balanced education that embraces the whole student; supporting, motivating and challenging them to achieve their personal best.

So please have a look around to learn what our College can offer you and get in touch with our office if you have any further questions on (07) 549 0434. 

Ngā mihi nui

Louise Buckley

Change of College Bank Account Number

Please be advised that the College has a new school bank account number.

ASB:   12-3194-0033735-01


If you have automatic payments or direct debits set up in your account please ensure that you have changed the bank account number for the College.


We are pleased to announce credit card payments are now accepted through the school office and online in the parent portal.

Message from our Principal

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As we near the end of our first term, it is important to reflect on the values that make our community unique and powerful. This month's newsletter is full of examples of our students and staff showcasing our college values of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga. Care for others - manaakitanga - can be seen in embracing the ethos of giving back and making a positive impact both within and beyond our school gates.

Paying It Forward: one of the most profound principles we instill in our students is the concept of "paying it forward." Whether through small acts of kindness or larger community initiatives, each gesture contributes to a ripple effect of positivity. Thank you to those families who have helped to “pay it forward” by assisting others with trip expenses or making donations to school and community groups. I encourage everyone to embrace this philosophy and consider how they can leave a positive mark on the world around them. 

Recognising Student Contributions: our students continue to display all our values within their service and leadership. I want to extend my thanks to those involved in initiatives such as Kura Kai and the setup for the monthly Lions garage sale. Your dedication to supporting our community is truly commendable and sets an inspiring example for others to follow.

ANZAC Day Commemoration: as we approach the solemn occasion of ANZAC Day, I'm proud to announce that our Head Students and sports teams will be yet again representing our college at the upcoming dawn services. This is an opportunity for us to honour the sacrifices of the past and reaffirm our commitment to values of courage, sacrifice, and remembrance. Our Head Students were recently asked to be part of a recognition of Lieutenant Russell Walford’s war medals and his diary from World War II. This had a huge impact on the Head Students who recognised the sacrifice Russell had made, along with his family, and those that have served and continue to do so. This was quite a privilege for them, and we thank the Western Bay Museum and The Weekend Sun for asking them to be involved.

Parent-Teacher Interviews: please note that the school will be closing early (1.20pm) on Thursday 4 April for parent-teacher interviews. These meetings provide invaluable opportunities for open dialogue between teachers, parents, and students, ensuring that we are all working together to support academic and personal growth. If you haven’t already, please do make appointments to meet your child’s teachers. If you have any concerns this is the time to talk them through and if you believe that your child is doing well, then this is the time to have that affirmed.

Importance of Attendance: I want to emphasise the importance of regular attendance. Research shows that missing even one day of school every fortnight can lead to significant gaps in learning, equating to 20 days over the course of a year. Let's work together to prioritise attendance and ensure that every student can thrive academically.

Handling Pastoral Incidents: our school is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all students. I have been very impressed overall with the positive behaviour that our students have displayed so far this year. We receive very positive comments from the community on the attitude and behaviour of our young people. In the event of pastoral incidents, rest assured that our dedicated staff members are here to provide guidance and support. We take these matters very seriously and approach them with empathy, compassion, and a focus on resolution and growth. In any situation, it is essential that the connection between school and home is strong so that we can best support our young people.

As always, I am immensely proud of the achievements and contributions of our students, staff, and wider community.

If you are looking for something local to do over Easter or during the holidays, I can highly recommend the new exhibit at the Western Bay Museum. I was lucky to be at the opening of “The Food Bowl of Plenty” showcasing the diversity of horticulture across the Bay. It also includes a section on Innovative Horticulture at Katikati College - well worth a visit.

I wish you all a safe and relaxing Easter break with students returning on Wednesday 3 April for the final two weeks of term. 

Ngā mihi nui

Louise Buckley

Helpful Links for 2024

Katikati College Uniform Shop 

Please note that the Uniform Shop will be open on Thursday 18 April 10am - 1pm and Saturday 20 April 10am - 1pm.

Brochure for Winter layers

Opening Days and Hours for Term 2 2024

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ushops.uniformgroup.co.nz


Office Max Stationery Orders



About Our College

What defines us and makes us what we are.



Learning Pathways and Subjects Offered



Information for International Students


School Life

Becoming a Member of Our School, Administrative Information and Need-to-Know Details



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