Excellence in Learning
Christianity in Living
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Welcome to Excellere College

We are excited to be part of God’s purpose for Whangarei, and Northland. Our College vision, Excellence in learning; Christianity in living, provides the benchmark for our purpose. It clearly states the goal we have for our learning community.

Excellere College bases its learning journey around four major aspects. These four aspects provide a foundation for all our learning decisions and development:

The Promise: To develop a sense of God’s purpose for our lives.
Relationship: To develop a sense of God’s love for us.
Guidance: To develop a sense of God’s plan through history.
Wisdom: To develop a sense of God’s Grace.

I am so excited to be appointed as the new principal of Excellere College from the start of 2023. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to give back to a community I care so deeply about.

I was born and bred in Whangārei and have a heart for our young people in Te Tai Tokerau. I lived away for a time and spent a number of years living and teaching in the UK. I have been Deputy Principal at Tauraroa Area School for the past 8 years. Prior to that I was also Deputy Principal at Maungatapere School. I worship at Elim Christian Centre with my wife Emma.

In my spare time I enjoy swimming, cycling, kayaking, gardening, reading and spending time with whānau and friends.  I have also been known to sing with the basses in Opera North.

I look forward to meeting you all over the next few months. I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year.

Yours in Christ, Andy Mouat


Our Values

Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.
Na, tenei te mau te Whakapono, te Tumanako, te Aroha, enei e toru; ko te mea nui rawa ia o enei ko te Aroha.
– Corinthians 13:13

At Excellere College we show this love by living out these Core Values Ngā Uara

Compassion Aroha

"The LORD is gracious and righteous, our God is full of compassion"
- Psalm 116:5

Compassion Aroha

This means we are:

Integrity Mana

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD, is in you.
- Psalm 25:21

Integrity Mana

This means we are:

Honour Honore

"My victory and honour come from God alone"
- Psalm 62:7

Honour Honore

This means we are:
Servant Leaders

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We are a co-educational Christian College for students from Years 1-13.  We are committed to meeting academic, physical, spiritual, and social needs of all our students.

We are a state-integrated College, operating with a ‘special character’ which supports Christian values and morals.  Our purpose is to serve and work with parents who are involved in their children’s education.