Our Mission & Vision

To send out from Te Aute College young leaders who have achieved in all areas of learning and school activities; who are prepared for the challenges of this changing world; are strong in the practice and knowledge of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga; with an insight into the Christian example of being an influence for good among their fellows during their lifetime.

To achieve this the college strives to be a community where Māori etiquette and behavior are practised on all occasions.

A place that the students regard as home, their tūrangawaewae.  Māori values, attitudes and practices are fostered, enhancing each young person’s identification with his people and heritage.  Our dedicated staff inspire students to have confidence in themselves by giving them new challenges and helping them to build a strong personal foundation of skills and life experiences that are influenced by Te Aute’s Christian faith and special character.  At Te Aute students will be given training that prepares them for their part in the world - today and tomorrow.

To provide a community that values things close to the heart of every Māori.  Students are part of a single community within which they can share every aspect of their lives. While Te Aute is predominantly a boarding school and a maraecentred village community, we are keen to share our special values, beliefs and characteristics and welcome young men from around the country and overseas.