Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Kāpiti College website. I invite you to explore the taste of our school that this site offers. It can only be a taste and I am always happy to welcome visitors in person and am proud to show them around our learning environment.

Kāpiti College was established in 1954 as Raumati District High School, becoming Kāpiti College in 1958. In the 1960s it grew rapidly as the population of the Kapiti Coast increased. By the mid-1970s, pressure of numbers led to the building of Paraparaumu College on the northern edge of the town.

Over the last ten years, Kāpiti College has undergone a revival, both in its appearance and in its popularity. Each of the blocks has undergone modernisation, with a large new Sport and Recreation Centre built in 2010. The roll has increased from 785 in 2003 to over 1550 today.

Our academic performance has similarly improved and for the last five years Kāpiti College has had the highest overall NCEA pass rate among co-ed schools in the Wellington region.

We are increasingly known for the range and quality of our performing arts' programme and we are about to begin building a $10m Performing Arts' Centre worthy of such performers. Kāpiti students have performed over the last year with distinction at national level in barbershop and Shakespeare-in-Schools.

We are proud of our school. Come in and have a look around.

Tony Kane

Principal