Whakatane School for Young Parents

“He kakano ahau I ruria mai I  nga Rangiatea”

“I am a seed  sown in the heavens of Rangiatea”


Who are we?

Rangiatea is a secondary school catering to the educational needs of young parents in the Whakatane area. We deliver all aspects of the NZ curriculum, including NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3.

The school is governed by Whakatane High School in partnership with Te Tohu o Te Ora o Ngati Awa.

Students have access to a wide range of health and social services to support their journey as young parents.

Our Vision

To empower young parents by providing quality educational programs for life long learning.


  • Whakawhanaungatanga—to build, maintain and sustain healthy relationships with each other, whanau and the community.
  • Mana– valuing and respecting ourselves and our hopes and dreams for the future.
  • Whainga– making the most of all opportunities
  • Hauora  - understanding and nurturing all aspects of wellbeing.


  • Students need to be the primary caregiver of their child/children
  • Under the age of 20
  • A desire to continue with their learning in a personalised and positive environment.


What do we offer?

Rangiatea offers a wide variety of learning opportunities
for our students to prepare them for the future.

  • Transport to and from school for student and child
  • Education—NCEA levels 1-3
  • Drivers licence
  • First Aid certificate
  • Barista courses
  • Fitness programme
  • Outdoor experiences
  • Relationship and sexual health programmes
  • Parenting education
  • Work placements
  • Volunteer experiences
  • Career planning


We support and encourage

  • Safe and positive relationships
  • Successful breastfeeding
  • Smoke free
  • A healthy lifestyle
  • Early childhood education
  • Confidence in cultural identity


Other services available

  • Counselling

  • Nurse

  • Midwives

  • Plunket / Tamariki ora

  • Early childhood education

  • Family start



















Where to find us

15 Golf Links Road

Whakatane 3191


How to contact us

Cell: 0275464044

E-mail: rangiatea@whakatanehigh.school.nz





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