Ngata Memorial College

Our Vision

To grow future leaders of Te Ao Maori and the world.

We value and respect ourselves, our whanau and all members of our hapu, iwi and community

We promote positive attitudes toward learning and success.


Our Mission

Through celebrating our Ngati Poroutanga our tamariki will have access to te reo me ona tikanga, our whakapapa, history and resources.

We will value, respect and care for each of our tamariki and rangitahi.

We will recognise and nurture their special talents, qualities and character.

We will support their whole/holistic development: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, moral and physical.

We will inspire our tamariki and rangatahi taurira with innovative and transformative learning founded on positive and respectful relationships.


Our Values

Me whakamana i te tangata

Incorporating the values of mana, manaaki and tieki by respecting, caring and upholding the mana of others and in so doing upholding one’s own mana

Te ataahau o te noho tahi a nga taina me nga tuakana i raro i te whakaaro kotahi

Celebrating our close affiliations as taina/tuakana across our whanau, hapu and iwi and incorporating the values of inclusiveness, participation and unity

Porourangi Poutama

Incorporating the values of attainment and advancement in our lifelong learning journey by encouraging excellence, innovation, inquiry and curiosity.


2022 Term Dates

Term 1

Tuesday 2nd February (staggered start) to Thursday 14th April

Term 2

Monday 2nd May - Friday8th July

Term 3

Monday 24th July to Friday 30th September

Term 4

Monday 17th October to Wednesday 14th December


1 College Road North, Ruatoria, Gisborne 4032

Ph: (06) 864-8164