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Br David McDonald

Secondary (Year 9-13)
Boarding Facilities
Auckland Region


“Kia Inoi, Kia Mahi”

Hato Petera aims to provide high quality education for students in three major areas –

  • The Academic and Physical
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Religious Education

Catholic influence, along with the academic emphasis, keen sports participation and involvement in cultural activities, contributes to the unique atmosphere that is Hato Petera.


  • Care and support in a Māori and Christian environment that fosters self-confidence, tolerance and concern for others
  • An environment where the pastoral needs of the students are catered for
  • The commitment of our staff to help develop your childŐs full potential whatever his or her abilities
  • Opportunities for each student to identify and develop his or her full potential and to seek excellence
  • An extensive and stimulating range of learning, creative, sporting, practical, social and vocational experiences
  • Opportunities for initiative, independence and leadership
  • Encouragement to help students give of their best in all endeavours

ERO Report - Hato Petera 1999

The board and the principal aim to provide high quality learning opportunities for students in a Catholic Māori college that operates twenty-four hours a dayÉ The principal has played a pivotal role in recent developments at the college. Curriculum systems have improved under his effective professional leadership.

Click here to access the full ERO Report


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