He iti te mokoroa, nāna i kati te kahikatea 

The mokoroa (grub) may be small, but it cuts through the Kahikatea

Welcome to Edgecumbe College!

Edgecumbe College was founded in 1962, and is situated on the heart of the Rangitaiki Plains, in Edgecumbe. Our extensive park-like grounds host generous-sized classrooms and facilities, including full-length solar-heated swimming pool, full-sized and well-equipped gymnasium, curated horticulture block, science laboratories, modern technology spaces catering for wood, metal, food, digital and design subjects. Our school is currently undergoing a Ministry of Education remodel to modernise our classrooms, alongside a Board-led refurbishment of outdoor spaces.

Edgecumbe College’s overarching value and drive is INTEGRITY – to be honest and true to oneself, to act respectfully and responsibly, to have empathy and aroha for those around us, to strive and achieve and have resilience and determination.

At Edgecumbe College, wellbeing is a primary focus on which education success is built. Our students are encouraged to create career paths that align with their passions and strengths, and our staff support our students with individualised learning goals to ensure personal excellence and success.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and inspire
the development of 21st Century lifelong learners by providing a passionate learning environment with diverse opportunities, experiences and authentic relationships to enable learners to flourish.

Our Values  






Our Vision

Those associated with Edgecumbe College know who they are, where they are going, and how to get there. Our students will graduate from Edgecumbe College with personalised academic success and educational achievement.

From Our Principal
I am delighted to welcome you to our College! We are proud to be centered in the community and working to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, helping to build wonderful young people that Edgecumbe can be proud of.
These are exciting times for the College with a devoted and involved Board and a dedicated professional staff who go the extra mile to build strong, positive relationships with their students, working in partnership with them to aim high and reach their potential.
An extensive building project has started and we will see a major reconstruction of the whole school in 2022
Mike Jackson, Principal


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Latest Notifications

2022 Trades Expo at Edgecumbe College

Wed Aug 03 09:23am


2022 School Board Election

Tue Aug 02 03:34pm



Year 10/11 to access Google classrooms Thur/Fri.

Wed Jul 06 05:12pm

Year 10 and 11 students can access their schoolwork through Google classrooms. Please email your teachers if you have any issues. 

School Holiday Wananga

Tue Jul 05 09:24pm

On behalf of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua (TPOOM), Mataatua Movement, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWOA), Kōkiri, Young Enterprise and the Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League (WMWWL), we extend an invitation to any of your tauira or whānau from the ages of 16 to 24 years old, to be part of two weeks of activities from Monday to Friday of each week; Monday 11 July 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022.  These activities are intended to enhance opportunities for Rangatahi: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Trade Training, Tertiary Education, Radio Broadcasting and Social Entrepreneurism (Journalism) and a range of mana building and cultural activities.  Consideration shall be made if space is available for 14–15-year-olds who register and show an interest.  


All Rangatahi should register through the QR code and confirmation of placement shall be responded to by one of the team, whose emails are above.  All costs to attend, participate in activities, food, transport and NZQA credit costs (Radio Broadcasting) are funded so there are no barriers to participation.  

Important notice

Thu Jun 30 02:23pm

Please click on this link to view an urgent notice for whanau, or read below:Important Notice


Edgecumbe College newsletter, Te Karere, is out now.

Fri Jun 17 02:24pm


Click here to read Te Karere


Winter uniform – it is time to rug up!

Wed May 11 04:48pm

Last year we put in our amazing new pellet boiler system, and we are currently preparing it for use this winter. It will be on in the next few days. 

In the meantime, acceptable winter uniform includes wearing black thermals under the school shirt, the black school jersey (available from school) and the black school jacket (old version or new, available from The Warehouse). If you have any issues with affording uniform, please see Mr. Jackson. 

The forecast is a few nice sunny days but rug up warm (you can add a plain black scarf or the school beanie (school office) and we will get our classrooms toasty ASAP!