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Ormiston Senior College

One of New Zealand's most forward-thinking senior high schools

Welcome to Ormiston Senior College - a college catering for Years 11 - 13 students situated in a fast-growing area of south-east Auckland. We are proud of the culture and tradition we are building here at this young school. In addition to high academic achievement, our aim is for our graduating students to be resilient, curious, collaborative and creative and critical thinkers. These are the dispositions that are vital to thrive in the fast-changing workplace of today and tomorrow.

Our vision statement is: Preparing and inspiring our students to achieve their very best in a global society. Preparing means ensuring our students have the core skills for learning and involves rigour, practice, perseverance and putting in the hard yards to reach goals. Inspiring means lighting a fire of enthusiasm and passion for learning so that students will be eager to pursue their dreams once they leave us. This combination of a disciplined approach to learning and catching their imagination provides the best combination for success in later life.

At Ormiston Senior College we promote a holistic approach to the teenage years. We strongly recommend participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award scheme.There are many sports teams to join in addition to music, debating and a variety of clubs. Our sizeable student leadership team initiates and leads many of our school-wide activities. Becoming involved in the co-curricular life of the college ensures students will get the most out of their three years with us, learn vital life skills and make lifelong friends.

Our past students speak highly of how they have been prepared for tertiary study and of the way staff at the college have gone the extra mile for them to help them reach their goals.

Enjoy exploring our website and learning more about us.

Diana Patience, PRINCIPAL

Future focused changes to Year 11 2019


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Monday 21 January - College office open

Tuesday 22 January - Student Leadership training day at school.

Tuesday 29 January - Learning Advisor interviews for all students and their families.

Wednesday 30 January - all Year 13 students

Thursday 31 January - all Year 12 students

Friday 1 February - Powhiri and whole school from 8:30 am (Yrs 11, 12 & 13)

Modern and purpose-built Learning Environment

Norms of Behaviour and Learning

  • Kahikatea

    To strive
  • Mokoroa

    To grow
  • Kea

    To inquire
  • Pukeko

    To create
  • Pungawerewere

    To utilise
  • Waka

    To contribute
  • Harakeke

    To support
  • Papatuanuku

    To value

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News and Events

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Feb 2019

Journey to Mars

Kaleb Chan went on the trip of a life-time to the US to attend a conference hosted by Create-Ops, Y-tech and NASA.

Feb 2019

Tournament week

Several of our sports teams went to Tournament in September, including Football 1st 11, Hockey boys, Badminton boys and girls, and Netball. They won some games, lost some games, and made some lifelong memories.

Sep 2018

Spirit Day 2018

Spirit day 2018 was a colourful day of friendly competition between houses. Green started the day with more points in hand, but a strong showing from orange meant they took out the trophy - for the first time in six years!.

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