Kapiti College

Kāpiti College is situated at Raumati Beach on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand, 45 minutes drive from Wellington City. It was called Raumati District High School when built in 1954, then renamed Kapiti College in 1957. The Kapiti College motto is "Semper Fidelis".

Kapiti College
Kapiti College.jpg
Margaret Road,
Raumati Beach,
New Zealand
Coordinates40°55′19″S 174°58′59″E / 40.92194°S 174.98306°E / -40.92194; 174.98306Coordinates: 40°55′19″S 174°58′59″E / 40.92194°S 174.98306°E / -40.92194; 174.98306
TypeCoeducational State Secondary (Year 9–13)
MottoSemper Fidelis
Ministry of Education Institution no.247
PrincipalTony Kane
School roll1405[1] (March 2022)
Socio-economic decile8P[2]

The roll is 1405[1] in March 2022, including international students from as far afield as Germany, Brazil, China, Japan and Thailand. Numbers of students at the college increased by 400 in the 2003-2012 period.

Kāpiti College is a Decile 8 school, meaning the majority of its students are from above average socio-economic status. Its students come from a wide range of backgrounds and includes a Māori proportion of 19 percent.[3]


The latest addition to the school is Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, a new multi-million-dollar performing arts centre for use by the community and school[4][5] which opened in February 2020. The facility was opened by Steven Joyce, former student.[6]


The College also has a wide variety of sports teams at both Junior ( years 9-10 ) and Senior Level (11-13)


The school has its own radio show on Wellington Access Radio.[7]

Notable alumniEdit

Past students of Kāpiti College include All Blacks Mark Shaw and Christian Cullen, filmmaker Peter Jackson and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.


  1. ^ a b "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 24 January 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ Counts, Education. "Ministry of Education - Education Counts". www.educationcounts.govt.nz. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Home - Kapiti Performing Arts Centre". Kapiti Performing Arts Centre. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  5. ^ "KC - Kapiti Performing Arts Centre". www.kc.school.nz. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ Wiltshire, Laura (16 February 2020). "$12 million performing arts venue on Kāpiti Coast ready to make its stage debut". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Children and Youth". Association of Community Access Broadcasters. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.

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