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Activity centres

Activity centres provide a specialised learning programme for secondary school students (years 9–13) who are at risk of disengaging from mainstream schooling and/or at risk of low educational, social, or vocational outcomes.

The Policy Toolkit

The Policy Toolkit (toolkit) outlines the responsibilities associated with an activity centre, and should be used as a guide to reflect the policies and procedures of the Centre to ensure student success and achievement. The toolkit may also be used by the Education Review Office (ERO) when it evaluates activity centres.

Word 2007 icon. Activity Centre Policy Toolkit (Word 2007 66 KB)

Mid year report follow-up and feedback form

This follow up and feedback form must be completed by the relationship/contract manager when a mid year report is submitted.

Word 2007 icon. Follow-Up and Feedback form (Word 2007 48 KB)

Education Review Office – Provision for students in activity centres (June 2013)

This report is based on the findings of ERO’s reviews of 14 activity centres in Term 4, 2012. Activity centres provide alternative schooling for secondary students. Most students attending activity centres are in years 9 and 10, although some year 11 students also attend from time to time. Students are referred to activity centres by their enrolling schools because they are likely to benefit from a specialist programme that will meet their social and academic needs. Many of the students who attend activity centres have long histories of disengagement in school.


Auckland Secondary Schools' Centre Auckland Western Springs College Email: admin@assc.school.nz
Phone: 09 376 4769
Website: www.westernsprings.school.nz/
Te Kura o Waipuna Auckland Otahuhu College Email: enquiries@otahuhucollege.school.nz
Phone: 09 276 2898
Website: www.otahuhucollege.school.nz/
Papakura Activity Centre South Auckland Papakura High School Email: enquiries@papakurahigh.school.nz
Phone: 09 299 6417
Website: www.papakurahigh.school.nz/
Rotorua Activity Centre (Awhina) Rotorua Rotorua Boys' High School Email: rotoruabhs@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 07 348 7841
Website: www.rbhs.school.nz/
Turanganui-A-Kiwa Activity Centre Gisborne Gisborne Girls' High School Email: info@gghs.school.nz
Phone: 06 867 9767
Website: www.gghs.school.nz/
Taranaki Activity Centre Taranaki Spotswood College Email: admin@spotswoodcollege.school.nz
Phone: 06 753 5179
Website:  spotswoodcollege.school.nz
Akina Activity Centre Hawke’s Bay Karamu High School Email: admin@karamu.school.nz
Phone: 06 878 9642
Website: www.karamu.school.nz/
Napier Community Activity Centre Hawke’s Bay Napier Boys’ High School Email: nbhs@nbhs.school.nz
Phone: 06 835 8356
Website: www.nbhs.school.nz/
Manawatu Community High School Palmerston North Palmerston North Boys' High School Email: admin@pnbhs.school.nz
Phone: 06 357 2254
Website: www.pnbhs.school.nz/
Porirua Activity Centre Porirua Tawa College Email: enquiries@aotea.school.nz
Phone: 04 237 9833
Website: www.aotea.school.nz
Hutt Valley Activity Centre Lower Hutt Hutt Valley High School Email: principal@hvhs.school.nz
Phone: 04 566 4584 
Website:  www.hvhs.school.nz/
Te Ara Wellington St Patricks College Email: info@teara.school.nz  
Phone: 04 471 1328
Website:  www.teara.school.nz
London House Learning Centre Dunedin Bayfield High School Email: bayfield@bayfield-high.school.nz
Phone: 03 477 2763
Website: www.bayfield-high.school.nz/
Invercargill Activity Centre Invercargill James Hargest College Email: office@jameshargest.school.nz
Phone: 03 217 6129
Website: www.jameshargest.school.nz/

For further information please contact us at Activity.Centres@education.govt.nz