Learning for Life - Whāia te mātauranga kei tua

Welcome to Putāruru College. 

Our vision is to be a “community in which each member has the confidence to feel and be connected, as actively involved life-long learners”. 


Welcome to that community! Putāruru College aims to provide a quality education to each and every student in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. Through our wide range of subject choice and innovative programmes, effective pastoral support and guidance network, we ensure that our students’ minds are challenged and extended. Through our varied sport and outdoor activities, we ensure that students’ bodies are trained and developed. And, through our extensive multi-cultural programmes, dramatic performances, the arts, and a host of extra-curricular activities, we ensure that students’ hearts are nurtured. Our mission, then, is to inspire our students to strive for excellence – to be the best that they can be – to be curious about the world around them – to seek to grow their knowledge, enhance their skills, and develop their character and values. This, we believe, will enable them to become true life- long learners.



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Mr Mike Ronke – PRINCIPAL