Contact Person:

Marion Woodley


Head of Department

Phone: 027 546 4044


Bay of Plenty


Rangiātea - Whakatāne School for Young Parents is a secondary school located in Whakatāne, Eastern Bay of Plenty. Rangiatea provides education to young parents between the ages of 13 and 21 years old who are either hapu or the primary caregiver of their child. We are a welcoming and positive kura where all students are on their own individual learning pathway, tailored to meet their needs. Students have access to NCEA as well as a range of programmes to support them in their career aspirations. All students participate in the Youth Employability Programme which prepares them to be work ready. They also have access to work experience, driver training, first aid and barista training as part of their journey towards further study or employment. All students have access to wrap around social, health and financial support to ensure their success.


NCEA Credits, University Entrance, Drivers License, Employment pathways, Work ready skills, Financial Literacy

Key Words

Kaupapa Māori, NEETs, Secondary School, Careers, Work Experience, Driver Licensing, Rural, Collaborative Partnerships, Evidence Based, Youth Health, Free Service