Kia Aroha College is focused on developing “Warrior-Scholars” —which we define as young people, secure in their own identity, competent and confident in all aspects of their cultural world, critical agents for justice, equity and social change, with all the academic qualifications and cultural knowledge they need to go out and change the world.

This means learning about BOTH our cultural languages and knowledge AND academic knowledge and the compulsory New Zealand Curriculum. Scroll down for our learning programme and areas we specialise in. Check the other Learning at Kia Aroha menus for more information.

Kia Aroha College Library & Information Centre

Kia Aroha College Library & Information Centre

Kia Aroha College offers NCEA courses to all students from Year 10 to 13.

Kia Aroha College has the following areas of speciality and strength:

  • Māori and Pasifika Education

  • Bilingual Education

  • Curriculum Integration/Connected Learning

  • Critical, Culturally Sustaining Learning

  • Social Justice Learning

  • Student Support

  • Performing Arts – Kapa Haka and Pasifika Arts

  • Non-Violence / Bully Free programmes

Years 7 to 9

All students cover the full New Zealand Curriculum, offering well balanced and up to date programmes in the learning areas of

  • Mathematics and Statistics

    Learning Languages:

    • English, Māori, Samoan, Tongan

  • Social Sciences (incl NZ History)

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Health and Physical Education

  • The Arts

  • Information, Communications, Digital Technologies

Years 10 to 13

In the Senior School we believe learning must be individually personalised to the learner, to their interests, strengths and career pathways.  The following links show the possible selections and progression through each NCEA Level, as well as other NCEA and Careers information.  Our goal is for all students to complete Level 3 NCEA and achieve University Entrance standards or admission to further study towards tertiary qualifications and/or trades.  Each student will be involved in mentoring and negotiation with senior staff regarding their programmes and choices.