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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


Tēnā tātou katoa,


What a fantastic term we've had, filled with many exciting events and achievements, all reflected in this newsletter.


The Senior School Ball at the Memorial Hall was another resounding success. I would like to commend our Senior Students for how they conducted themselves during the evening, it certainly was a joy for all. It is always a highlight to see the effort put into their attire as they walk up the red carpet. A heartfelt thank you to the committee for organising such a wonderful event. 


Our Matariki Pō Tuku Taonga evening was also a highlight, marking the start of the Māori New Year by recognizing students who embody the values represented by the Matariki stars. Thank you to Te Rereatukahia for hosting this memorable occasion. Seeing our Kapa Haka and Pasifika groups performing outside the wharenui filled me with pride. 


This week, we had the privilege of hosting a celebration evening for current and past staff members who have dedicated 25 years or more of service to Katikati College. It was a wonderful recognition of the staff commitment. The attendees had a remarkable total of 817 years of service and dedication to our school and the wider community. The honours board, recognising this service, can be seen in the reception area of the main office - please feel free to come in and have a look at it. 


A reminder about our school uniform: wearing the correct uniform is important as it fosters a sense of belonging, pride, and equality among students. It also minimizes distractions and helps maintain a focused learning environment. Students should ensure they are wearing the correct trousers, shorts, and shoes. We offer plenty of warm options, so there is no need for non-school jumpers or hoodies. Please check that your child has the correct uniform for the start of next term. If you have any second-hand uniform that you would like to donate to the College, this would be greatly appreciated. Please drop it into the main office.


We have noticed an increasing number of students bringing energy drinks to school. These drinks are not a good start to the day for young people as they can lead to energy spikes and crashes, affecting concentration and overall health. We encourage healthier choices to support our students' well-being and academic performance.


Looking ahead, we are excited about our Open Day next term. We are incredibly proud of our school and the achievements of our students and staff. Please take the time to come and visit our wonderful kura. We are also hosting a Pink Ribbon Lunch fundraiser. Our very talented hospitality students will cater this and it will be an event not to be missed. There is further information in this newsletter.


During Term 3 we also will be holding our whānau teacher hui. This is an important opportunity for teachers, caregivers, and students to learn more about their current achievements and the progress needed. Also for students in Years 9 - 13 there are a range of different opportunities to learn more about their future pathways. These include career days at Katikati and in Tauranga, Option Evening, and Future Pathway Hui. Further information will be emailed home. We strongly encourage you to make the most of these opportunities.

As we begin the holidays, I encourage you to connect with your young people on how the term has been for them. What are they proud of? What has their learning been from the term? What are their goals for next term? As with many teenagers, they may not be that keen to engage! However, it is our responsibility as parents and whānau to show that interest in our young people’s education so that they know they are cared for and supported in their learning.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support of the College. If you do have concerns or questions, please reach out to discuss them. I am always more than happy to talk about what we are about at Katikati College and what we are achieving for our community.

Ngā mihi nui,




Lou Buckley


Helpful Links for 2024

Katikati College Uniform Shop 

Brochure for Winter layers

Opening Days and Hours for Term 3 2024

Please note store open Monday 22 July 8am - 10am (not open during school holidays)

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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