Principal's Message

Principal's Message • About Us • Kaipara College

Welcome to Kaipara College, a school with a proud history and an exciting future. We are a school located in the scenic Helensville area to the north west of Auckland City with approximately 800 students. Our size enables us to treat all students as individuals and support them through their school journey to achieve their goals and to become well rounded young adults.

The Kaipara College learning community is dedicated to ensuring all students gain the best possible education during their time at the College. Forming safe, caring and positive relationships within and beyond the school community provides the opportunity to engage students and whānau in meaningful programmes that place high quality teaching and learning at the heart of a student’s educational experience. We believe in a holistic education that offers a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the diverse learning needs of today’s students. 

Within the classroom, students and teachers work to high expectations. Students are challenged to explore authentic learning activities which engage them in a range of environments, providing pathways for future growth. Technology is embraced as a tool for learning and students work hard to develop the key Kaipara College values of respect, tolerance, caring, honesty and personal responsibility. The school is fortunate to have well-resourced, modern learning environments, that allow students to fulfil their potential.

We offer a wide range of cultural and physical activities, beyond the classroom, for students to enjoy and achieve success. We have an outstanding record in performing arts, with performances regularly gaining national recognition. In the sporting field, we offer a wide range of disciplines for students to excel in, whilst learning the values of teamwork and commitment.

I invite you to come and visit us so that you can experience the outstanding opportunities that are on offer at Kaipara College.


Whāia te iti kahurangi. Ekea tō tāpuhipuhi.

Pursue excellence.  
Follow your dreams.
Reach your potential.
Be all that you can be.

 Steve McCracken, Principal