Rongotai College is a state secondary school for boys from Years 9 to 13. It is located on an expansive 9.7ha site in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, on the isthmus between Lyall Bay and Evans Bay, hence the name Rongotai (Sound of the Sea).
Established in 1928, Rongotai College is a modern school with a rich past and traditions, currently meeting the all-round educational needs of approximately 720 boys. The college has continued to build on its history of success in all areas – academic, drama, music and sport. The school has excellent cultural amenities and sports facilities designed to enhance outcomes across all areas of school life.
The school’s curriculum is based on the New Zealand Curriculum document. We deliver a broad range of courses and subjects that meet the personal educational pathways of all students, including those in our Tamatoa Learning Support Unit. Students undertake the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualifications, and New2 Zealand Scholarship.
Rongotai College provides a well-resourced, positive school environment. Our focus is on enhancing teaching practice, and ensuring our curriculum is knowledge-rich, authentic and flexible. Technology is used to support learning and develop skills needed now and in the future. As a result, a sustained period of improvement has led to Rongotai College students performing significantly above national and comparative averages at NCEA Level 1-3, in University Entrance and in Literacy and Numeracy.