Te kuwaha

The Gateway programme is a Tertiary Education Commission funded initiative for senior students in high schools. It is used to bridge the gap between school and work, workplace education and tertiary education. Our students benefit by earning unit standard credits through study time and real work placements (often with local employers) during the school year.

If you would like to participate as a Gateway employer during the year for one of our students, please contact our office on 03 615 7442.

Future learning and careers with

Teaching for me is a vocation. I really enjoy helping students reach their goals. The goals may be in and out of the classroom but I see it is my role to help students get to where they want to go.

David Mills
Where we teach


Whare pukapuka

Your āhuru mōwai - a calm place.

The Opihi College library houses a relaxed, neutral space that students of all year levels can use during study and break time. With a great collection of books, toys and games available to borrow during class time and for use at home. The Library is also home to the career pathways hub of the school - the Senior Gateway room and the Careers' meeting room.


Events & Activites


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