About Aorere College

Welcome to Aorere College, where our focus is on the education and development of young people, both from New Zealand and international students.

Our curriculum is both broad and balanced, following the essential learning areas specified by the Ministry of Education. This includes:

  • English
  • The Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Learned Languages
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology

We also provide a wide range of alternative courses, offering credits towards National Certificates, accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Extra activities offered for students include sports and cultural opportunities and performing arts events/groups.

We have on on-site early childhood education centre, and offer Adult Education courses throughout the year.

Please visit our website to learn more about the education opportunities offered at Aorere College, and then call or email to discuss all your requirements today.

What makes us different?

Our motto is Virtus Caelum Recludit. which translates to 'Character opens the way to the heavens', this motto came about from Professor B.F. Harris of the Classics Department of the University of Auckland. When working with the name of the school and the suggesting of the widening horizons, Haris discovered a passage in the Horace's Odes, Book 11 lines 21,22, this expressed the sentiments which seemed most appropriate.


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Portage Rd Papatoetoe Auckland 2025

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