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    About Our School

    Mercury Bay Area School, located in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, offers top quality learning programmes designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population, so that effectively, every student is studying and being assessed at their appropriate level.

    Area School Organisation

    Mercury Bay Area School is an Area or Composite school consisting of three distinct learning groups all on one site. We cater for students aged five and 19 years of age and for every school year from Year 1 through to Year 13. Each of the three learning groups is led by a Deputy Principal and an Assistant Principal who are responsible for the learning and achievement, welfare, discipline, guidance, attendance and class placement of every student in their section of the school.

    Raising Achievement Through Unity and Positivity

    Our major focus is on student achievement. Our positive, caring and supportive learning environment enables each child to develop mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. Our school provides:

    • quality education
    • specialist programmes
    • a positive atmosphere
    • programmes for international students
    • co-curricular sporting and cultural opportunities.

    Our Guiding Statement:

    “Student centered learning and achievement—Students First”

    We believe the whole learner is founded on an understanding of three fundamental beliefs and educational platforms; 

    • Relational Trust: Quality Relationships
    • Personalised Student Journey: Pathways
    • Transformative Learning and Schooling: Effective Pedagogy.


    House points after the Cross Country.

    Buffalo 1462 points


    Tainui 1516 points


    Mercury 1743 points


    Matahaorua 1057 points