Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland education region covers an area from Wellsford in the north to Pukekawa in the south. It includes urban and rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. The urban area of Tāmaki Makaurau is home to over 90% of its residents. The region is comprised of 20 education catchments.

Size and growth

The population in Auckland is expected to grow to over 2.2 million by 2050. The school-age population is growing and by 2030, about half of the additional places needed in the national school network will be in Auckland. Planning for long-term growth is ongoing for schools in Auckland to ensure capacity to successfully meet demand for education beyond 2030. The 20 school catchments in Auckland are expected to experience a mix of high, complex and steady growth over the next 10 years.

Catchment plans within the National Education Growth Plan

The Auckland region has 20 individual catchment plans within the National Education Growth Plan.

Auckland region catchment plans

Your say matters

Our communities are changing all the time. When we work with School Boards to come up with options to meet the demand of students in particular areas, we look at the whole network rather than individual schools.

Planning for future growth, identifying where the best use of space will be, and ensuring all local children and young people can attend their local school, underpins our decisions on options.

Your say in this matters. Sharing your views and listening to each other’s ideas, suggestions and feedback on options through engagement and consultation helps ensure the network of schools is in the best shape to offer quality education opportunities – now and into the future.

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