In 2006 the then Minister of Education agreed that consultation be undertaken with the community and stakeholders in the Papamoa area, to the east of Tauranga. The consultation focused on the future of schooling in this area of population growth.

Following the consultation process

Following the consultation process, the Minister agreed to the establishment of a new Year 1-6 primary school and a Year 7-13 secondary school. These were opened in 2011.

Golden Sands School website (external link)

Papamoa College website (external link)

The Ministry will continue to monitor population trends in the Papamoa area.

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