Principal's Welcome

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Welcome to Edgewater College: A dynamic and exciting school that serves its community exceptionally well.

Edgewater College has a proud history of academic and co-curricular success in a caring and supportive environment.  Our vision Whaia te ara o Tainui | Follow the way of Tainui speaks of the courage and vision of our ancestors and recognises the value of these attributes for our learners today and in the future. Our motto “Edgewater Cares” speaks of the genuine ethic of care that permeates our learning community, built on the highest levels of respect for one another.

We provide an inspiring and welcoming learning environment focused on academic excellence, innovation and a genuinely personalised approach. We support all students to be communicators, collaborators and change leaders, to achieve meaningful qualifications, and to be actively involved in the arts, sports, culture and service to the community.

To achieve our ongoing success we offer:

  • A wide range of subjects and pathways that meet students’ needs and interests
  • A safe, supportive and happy learning environment
  • Well-qualified and exceptionally dedicated staff who work alongside students and their parents
  • Differentiated classes and programmes, including gifted and talented and leadership opportunities
  • Innovation and inspiration, including our new EDGE innovation programme at Year 9
  • Wrap around health, guidance and learning support to enable all learners to fulfil their potential
  • Excellent future focused facilities set in picturesque grounds

Our commitment to all learners means we support the highest levels of success – in the classroom, on the sports field and in a wide range of creative and cultural pursuits.  We develop learners who change the world and many of our graduates are doing just that in a wide range of fields.

We are incredibly proud of the achievements of past and present members of the Edgewater College community, many of which are shared on this website, and look forward to welcoming you to our school.


Louise Addison


Latest news

Student Exchange to Japan

In the July holidays Jasmine Nummak and Sini Pao-Salu went on the Edgewater College annual exchange to Meikei High School in Japan.  Sini wrote the following:

Two weeks goes by so fast however a lot of unforgettable memories were made. Staying with a homestay, Jasmine and I experienced how different it is living in a Japanese family. Our homestays were the BEST!

We also got to experience what schooling in Japan felt like. Adjusting to Meikei High School  was hard but it only took a day for us to get used to the school due to the friendly students who would make sure we weren’t lost and help us with the daily routines. One of the main differences was that they had school on a Saturday!! Not only that but after school each day they have clubs that each student chooses to join. For instance, Drama Club, Radio Club, Music or Band Club and also a lot of Sports Clubs. These clubs run for at least two hours after school each day. Jasmine and I joined and visited a lot of clubs. It was a lot of fun. Along with that, each class is assigned to do school cleaning for one whole week before going off to their club activities. It was fun to join in and see the Meikei students work together and clean up the classroom.

Meikei High School had also arranged a whole day where we took a train to Tokyo to visit the Tokyo Skytree. Along with us were the other exchange students from Nelson and Australia, and also our host students from Meikei. Seeing the view of Tokyo from the Skytree was absolutely amazing! However, we didn’t have the chance to spot Mt Fuji as it was hidden behind the clouds. After experiencing the Skytree we walked down to Sensoji Temple. Here we tried out Omikuji which is a fortune telling method. Jasmine and I received very good fortunes. Despite the humidity in Tokyo it was a good trip.

Jasmine and I got to go to Tokyo Disneyland. Lots of fun! They were celebrating their 35th Anniversary along with celebrating the last day of the Tanabata Festival. We had fun getting to know the other exchange students more and also going on the rides.

From staying with our homestay to meeting students of Meikei High School it was two weeks Jasmine and I shall never forget. The Meikei Exchange program was an experience of a lifetime. We both highly recommend future Edgewater students who are studying Japanese to sign up to this great opportunity which only comes once a year.



Get in touch

Office hours

8:20am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday
New Zealand Time GMT+12

Physical address

32 Edgewater Drive
Pakuranga, Auckland 2010, New Zealand