The Ministry of Education supports inclusive education and states that children and young people learn best when they feel accepted, when they enjoy positive relationships with their fellow learners and teachers, and when they are able to be active, visible members of the learning community.


Enacting Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, inclusive learning communities do the right thing by learners and communities (tika), with integrity (pono) and with care and sincerity (aroha).  


Edgecumbe College welcomes learners and embraces diversity. Our pastoral care system allows us to wrap all students with support, and our tailored learning provides opportunities to cater for all abilities.