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

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!


Edgecumbe College celebrate ‘Earth Day’

Wed May 04 01:48pm


Latest issue of Te Karere is out

Thu Apr 07 03:53pm

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Edgecumbe College Covid Update 30-3-22

Wed Mar 30 10:02am


Bus Changes from Monday

Thu Mar 24 07:14pm

There will be a change to the Te Teko school bus run starting Monday 28th March.

Normally it leaves Edgecumbe, travels down Hydro Road, then right on to SH30 into Te Teko. It then turns left down Tahuna road to a point near the golf club. On turning around it comes back along Tahuna Road, then on to the Edgecumbe/Teko Road back to Edgecumbe and on to the College.

The change involves the bus going turning off Hydro Road onto McCracken Road and then right onto Western Drain Road. At the end of Western Drain road it joins SH30 and then follows its normal route.

Because of the longer route all students should get to the bus stop 5 minutes earlier than the usual time.



Anthony Murphy
Deputy Principal

Te Karere – our latest newsletter

Mon Mar 21 01:54pm


Te Karere Issue

Edgecumbe College – Job Vacancy

Tue Mar 15 11:03am


Pool open this week

Mon Mar 14 01:15pm

We’re enjoying our refurbished pool!

All students in PE now need to bring their swimming gear.

The pool sits at a very comfortable 27-28 degrees most days so we’re enjoying an extended swimming season!


The pool is also open to the public. Gold coin entry, open to all. More details on our FB page each week.



Postponement Notice

Wed Mar 09 10:13am


School Closure – Staff Only Day

Mon Mar 07 09:17am


Quick covid update for Edgecumbe College

Fri Mar 04 08:32am

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Covid Update

Te Karere – school newsletter available for viewing now.

Thu Mar 03 03:53pm

Our school newsletter with updates around covid-affected learning, is now available for reading:


Please remember to ensure your contact details and that of your child’s emergency contact, are up to date!

Nga mihi,

Edgecumbe College