Welcome to the Te Kauwhata College website.  We hope that you find it  interesting and informative.  

 In my message in the first newsletter of 2016 I gave a brief overview of how  I hope our whole school community can work together to help our students.  Here is an extract from my message:

"Please know that we are focused here on doing our best to meet the academic, social, sporting and cultural needs of each student.  Although we are a small school we are doing our best to accommodate all of our students' needs and we have a committed and capable staff who are prepared to be flexible in doing so.  We also have the advantage of being able to know and, therefore, care for each other well.  It is important that you all feel a part of our community because success in school depends on that sense of belonging - not on the school size, or wealth, or even the range of opportunities it provides.  It depends on the strength and quality of the communication and the relationships between all parties, teachers, students, whanau and community, and on the willingness of all to participate and contibute.

"Students should be encouraged to be brave, to try new things, take opportunities and never fear failure, because it is from our failures, as well as our successes, that we grow and learn.  Talk in your families about learning.  Talk with people at school - mentor teachers, subject teachers and Deans; we are all here to help.  If things are difficult, or problems arise, please let us know first so that we can help, but also tell everyone when things are good!"

Deborah Hohneck, Principal


Te Kauwhata College is a rural, multicultural co-educational Year 7 to 13 school with a roll of just over 500 students. 

Our College has a reputation for delivering a quality education to its students. Our aim is to provide students with skills and knowledge which will be a foundation for lifelong learning in a caring and supportive school. 

Whether you are a current student or parent, or you’re planning to join our school community soon, you’ll find plenty of information on this website about what’s going on at our school.

You can view our latest ERO report by clicking on the link below: 


Enjoy your visit to our site.