Nau mai, haere mai ki tō mātou kura ko Te Puna Wai o Waipapa. Welcome to our place – Te Puna Wai o Waipapa – Hagley College. Kei te mihi ahau ki te mana whenua o tēnei wāhi, ko Ngāi Tūāhuriri. I acknowledge the mana whenua of this place.
We are a school that is almost as old as Ōtautahi itself and we are very proud of our unique identity. We have designated character status which recognises the fact that we do things a bit differently here. One of these things is we have adult learners both during the day and at night and we provide a space for young people that have had barriers to their education to come with a clean slate and learn. On the other side of all that though we are also a first choice school for the many students who want to join us in year 9 for their secondary education. We stand out with a wide range of subjects we offer and we prioritise wellbeing and a students identity.
When I ask students what are we about at Hagley, they almost always answer that you can be who you want to be here and I just love that! That is what we are aiming for!
Our vision is represented in the whakatauākī – ‘Ka puāwai te koru, ka puāwai te tangata’ As the koru opens, so to does the person! We are about inspiring students. We believe that effective engagement in learning is based on the relationships we build with each of our students and on each student’s wellbeing. We do this so that, like a koru opening, each student will achieve to their full potential, will develop the skills and competencies they need for whatever next steps they persue. We aim to support the development of good people who are curious and enjoy learning!
Thank you for showing an interest in our kura.
Tumuaki | Principal