NAENAE COLLEGE IS A TERRIBLE SCHOOL!!! It is awful, I go there and it sucks I threatened to kill myself because it is so bad. I get bullied - and I’m white. The toilets are atrocious and disgusting. No one is nice here I do not recommend, give your kids a good childhood and send them anywhere but.
School is great, ********************. Not much bullying, said as part of the visibly nerdy whi** group. Very diverse culturally having over 40 different cultures in the school. Teacher are hit or miss. Lgbtq+ is well represen**d and accep**d.
This school is awful. I went there for 5 years being bullied a ton with nothing done about it. The toilets are awful and haven't been redone in the past 5 years I've been there. Instead they did a useless paint job when they got money from the government. There are lots of fights there and people pull the fire alarm for fun interrupting classes as well as bother 3 fire trucks when they could be somewhere else where its more needed. They base themselve around the value of "The whanau tahi" which is a complete joke. I wasn't getting any of that when I got bullied or sexually assulted by another student which was a prefect. They did absolutely nothing about it instead it seemed like they sided with him which is a joke. I do NOT recommend sending your child there by any means. Its a bad school and a complete joke.
It's pretty good. Bullying doesn't really happen. If someones being a dick just stand up to them and they'll piss of. Teachers are either very good or pretty bad not much in the middle. Tons of sports on offer one of the biggest pros of the school. Range of classes is not brilliant but alright. School culture is great. once you're a senior class atmosphere becomes amazing. Everyone is mates and joke around. School is diverse and prides itself on having over 40 nationalities represented. I would recommend going to this school.
Good ideals, passionate teachers, sub-par environment, uninterested students. I attended for 5 years, was overall satisfied with my experience, but not overly happy. I was unable to learn at my full capacity due to lack of excelled teaching abilities, as well at teachers who weren't able to recognise when students are excelling/falling behind.
However the issues are the same in most schools, unmotivated students ruining classes for hardworking ones, a couple of bad teachers taint subject learning, timetabling sucks and students miss out, homophobia, transphobia, rampant bullying and bad communication with students and whanau.
but, they hold good ideals, the "One Whanau" framework, while cliche, is good. If you and your child advocate for your rights, begin the difficult conversations and engage with the school staff, especially senior leadership, you can get the best out of the school.
A majority of the kids are big strong Māoris or islanders and many of them are VERY racist towards the Europeans and aren’t afraid to VIOLENTLY show it. Do not go here if you are white. Every single day a european is severely bullied here just because of his skin colour. Many of the kids at this school LOVE to behave like animals and love to swear at the teachers.