Sending out a huge congratulations to past student Ashlee Peacock, who has been selected to be a part of a Youth Reference Group, and is now a member of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. Awesome!!


Ashlee Peacock from Rawhiti, has been selected as Youth Reference Group member of the NZ National Commission for UNESCO.

Shout out to another past student -Awhina Rose Ashby, check her out in New Zealand’s latest film – Waru, in cinemas now!


Got a Trade! School of the Year Award

“I’m over the moon,” says John Paitai. The principal of Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa returned from Wellington last week with the inaugural ‘Got a Trade! School of the Year Award in hand.

The accolade was one of four distributed at the 2017 Got A Trade? Got It Made! Industry Training Awards, held at Parliament last week. The awards were the pinnacle of the ‘Got A Trade? Got It Made! Week’, aimed at promoting the range of job opportunities that offer the chance to ‘earn and learn’ and launch successful careers.

Thanks to some excellent initiatives, Bay of Islands College students are exposed to these sorts of opportunities while still at school.

With a roll of just 343 students, the Northland high school emerged from a shortlist of 23 secondary schools as the best in the country at supporting its students to transition successfully from school to employment.  Click here to read the full article

Published in Education Central website on August 29 2017.  See Tools4Work November Issue


Our Junior, Year 9 & 10 Prizegiving celebrations are on Thursday 7th December at 1pm in the school hall. All caregivers/whanau and community supporters are very welcome to join us to celebrate our Junior students successess for 2017.
All Students End of Year Reports will be posted out in the mail on Friday 15th December 2017.

Recreation Centre, Weights and Squash member update

For the past two years we have been working with the Far North District Council and Sport Northland, who will be taking over ownership and running of the Kawakawa Recreation Centre (excluding the gynmasium). We can now confirm that Sport Northland will be taking over the running of the Recreation Centre on the 9th October 2017. CBEC wil be in charge of the day to day running of the centre.
What does this mean for you as users of the facility? The College will only be renewing current memberships to finish on Friday 29th September 2017. All new memberships will be done through CBEC at the Recreation Centre. For any further information please contact: Mr Terry Jones (CBEC Manager) 0221905016.

The Ministry of Education is building our College a new gymnasium and the expected time of completion for this is Mid 2018.  All enquiries regarding the stadium after its completion should be directed to the College.

Greetings to all

As a follow up to recent newspaper articles I want to outline what has happened, what is about to happen and what will happen concerning the refurbishment of the Bay of Islands College Gymnasium.

19 September                    Signing of Middle Gym to Sports Northland

29 September                    Final assembly in gymnasium

30 September                    Gymnasium handed over to ARCO contractors

9 October                           Signing of Management of Middle Gym CEBEC

30 December                     All demolition completed

Week 1 Term 4                  MOU between Sport Northland, CEBEC & College

New Year                           Rebuild of Gymnasium commences and completion is expected to be mid 2018


John Paitai, Principal

Kamar Portal School Lockers
Parents and students can now access the Kamar Portal to access student’s assessments, attendance and achievement records.

Click here or on the Kamar image for access.

If you’re not sure how of your school login, please phone the school office for details 09 404 1055

LOCKERS are available to students to keep their valuables safe at school. Please see details below

 Be in quick – limited lockers available

If you wish to go on the waiting list for a locker for 2017 or to keep your current locker, you will need to fill in an online order form at www.stowawaylockers.co.nz as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call or text Robyn on 4375818 or 0274 221 783.