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Bringing up successful future leaders for a rapidly changing world

About Piopio College

We provide a positive, safe, supportive caring environment which promotes quality learning and we have a strong focus on meeting the needs of individual students.

Located just outside the Piopio township, 24 km from Te Kuiti, Piopio College is a co-educational secondary school that serves an extensive area in the western North Island of New Zealand. Our classes begin at Year 7 and continue through to Year 13.

While academic achievement is highly valued, our students are also strongly encouraged to develop as leaders by taking responsibility and contributing positively to those around them. Our curriculum and extra-curriculum activities provide ample opportunities for students to gain skills in recognising and solving problems, the desire to become lifelong learners and an appreciation of the dual heritage of the King Country and Aotearoa. 



While we focus on certain core subjects that are essential for your child’s success in NCEA Levels one, two and three, students here are also encouraged to take elective courses that are of interest to them. Many of these subjects have been chosen in conjunction with parents and students.

To ensure that our students get the most out of their education here, our class sizes are structured to be smaller compared to other schools. This allows teachers to give students more of their time and attention, ensuring that your child builds knowledge and character at the same time.

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Set in a well developed park-like environment, Piopio College encourages students to partake in a number of sporting, outdoor and cultural extra curricular activities. Our noteworthy sporting facilities include  a school gym, a 400m athletic track, netball and tennis courts, a 25m swimming pool, hockey, football, rugby and cricket pitches.

Our 20 acre farm and horticultural areas enable students to experiment, create and solve problems as well as taking farming courses and discovering sustainability.

Our drama has gained a good reputation both locally and nationally.


Student Achievements

It is important to us our student achievements both at school and in the community are recognised and celebrated. Awards are given out at assemblies,parents evenings and special events. Students visit the Principal with work they are proud of and will sometimes be awarded a Principal’s Award and be invited to a Principal’s breakfast.

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Principal’s message

It is a privilege to be the Principal of Piopio College and lead such a dedicated and committed team of teachers and learners. We are passionate about teaching and learning and inspiring our students to believe in themselves and be proud of who they are and their achievements.



Prepare your child to be a future leader today by enrolling them at Piopio College.

 Olivia Pulman, Head Girl  2015

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I hope by the time my turn as Head Girl is through, I will see a student body who is proud of themselves and where they come from. Students who are excited to attend the college and know that almost anything can be obtained through hard work and dedication.

 Kaleb Adams, Head Boy 2015

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I believe there is always room for improvement that's where myself and the senior leaders are here to help, we strive for a better future for students, teachers, the community and you, yes you, the one reading this.


Phone: 07 877 8173
Email: jradice@piopio.school.nz

Piopio College
18 Aria Rd  PIOPIO 3912
New Zealand