Our Approach

Founded in 2003, our Yr 7 to Yr 13 college is set on 10.7 hectares in Pyes Pa, Tauranga — close to The Lakes and the city’s key thoroughfares. With a roll of just 750 students, Aquinas College students thrive in our supportive, close-knit environment.

In the Catholic tradition of hope, faith and love, Aquinas embraces the individuality of each student and challenges them to strive for personal excellence. We aim to grow Catholic leaders who have a strong sense of self, are active participants in their community, lead with moral purpose and strive to be their best.

Hold Fast to Truth – Kia Mau ki te Pono

Educating Catholic Leaders through Faith and Action

To educate students in the Catholic Tradition of hope, faith and love, recognising the uniqueness of the individual and challenging them to realise their potential in a multicultural environment that constantly strives for excellence.

Family (Whānau), Scholarship (Mātauranga), Truth (Pono), Service (Manaaki), Prayer (Karakia), Joy (Harikoa).