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Whanganui City College - The Heart of the City

Nau mai, haere mai.
Welcome to Wanganui City College; Te Kura Tuarua o Te Manawa.

On behalf of the staff and students of Wanganui City College it is my pleasure to be able to welcome you to our website. As you will see on the website our school is very proud of its tradition. 2011 saw the college celebrate 100 years of delivering a top class educational service to the Wanganui region.

It is our aim to set high academic standards and challenge our students to reach their full potential through learning programmes that are tailored to meet their individual needs.


As a staff we have embraced the new curriculum and its changes. We are prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century learning needs and outcomes. We foster high expectations and self esteem by demanding high standards of behaviour, through discipline, courtesy and respect.


Our college is committed to providing a caring learning environment, where staff and students feel safe and supported. We have zero tolerance of any kind of anti-social behaviour.

As a school we expect only the best from our students. In return we want to produce and encourage successful and responsible members of our community.

Spend time reading about our school through the website and we look forward to communicating with you in the future. Once again welcome to Whanganui City College 'the pride of Whanganui'.

Peter Kaua

Te Wero

Our Values

Whanaungatanga - the foundation, the rock, the starting point on which everything we do in the school rests.

Empathy - Able to engage with and accept people from all walks of life.

Resilience - Actively seeking to identify and resolve challenges in learning and life.

Oranga - To encourage a healthy future for all

A Proud Tradition

Celebrating Our Past Whilst Embracing The Future

Whanganui City College has a proud history, which dates from 1911 and embraces a variety of titles ranging from “Wanganui Technical College” to “Wanganui Boys’ College”. The College was officially opened under its new title in 1994.

We are currently a co-ed school of approximately 300 students. This means that we are big enough to offer a wide range of opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom. However, we are also proud to know each of our students as individuals.

We strive to prepare our students to be creative problem-solvers, who are able to make positive contributions to both our local community, as well as to the wider global society.