Welcome to the Kia Aroha College website. We are very proud of the development and growth of this unique learning environment.

Our school is a community that offers a strong sense of whānau/family,  in a learning approach that encourages the development of our students’ cultural identity and home languages, in two distinct ‘schools’ within the campus –  Te Whānau o Tupuranga (Centre for Māori Education) and Fanau Pasifika (Centre for Pasifika Education). We believe our young people deserve the best of both worlds – high standards of academic achievement, together with the confidence and knowledge to become leaders in their own cultural settings and the wider community.

I am committed to continuing the work that has been done in the school over the past 22 years following the previous Principal Dr Ann Milne.  It is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the Board, staff and students to nurture the Designated Character of the school and further develop the critical pedagogy and culturally responsive practice our school is well-known for.

I have been part of the Kia Aroha family for a number of years and am dedicated to making my role as the Principal of Kia Aroha College an amazing success. I am looking forward to leading Kia Aroha College into the future.

Nga mihi

Haley Milne