James Cook High School

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culturally competent

He mātauranga kōunga e whanake ana i te kairangi whaiaro o ia tauira

Quality education that develops the personal excellence of every student

Nau mai, haere mai

ki te kura o James Cook

Welcome to James Cook High School.

We are a zoned co-ed school based in Manurewa, South Auckland.

Our school caters for students from Year 9 to Year 13 and we welcome new enrolments.

At James cook high school we value...


Care requires our staff and students to demonstrate mutual tolerance, honesty, integrity and respect to others. At James Cook High School we proactively work at creating and encouraging meaningful, caring relationships within a structure that supports personal growth.

ATAWHAI (Contribute)

Confidence comes from knowing what you can offer others, the value you provide and acting in a way that conveys this to others. At James Cook High school we encourage positive dialogue and learning opportunities that support the growth of student’s confidence and personal wellbeing.

NANAIORE: (Endeavour)

Endeavour means “to try to do ones best with a reasonable amount of effort and have something to strive for”. Identifying individual student’s talents and abilities – encouraging students to persevere and take advantage of opportunities offered by the school is something our teachers work towards every day.

AKO (Learn)

Change is a constant in our world and the ability to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge is vital for success at any age or occupation. At James Cook we set up our students to adopt an ‘always learning’ approach to their learning endeavours.



Events Calendar

L2 Services Induction Camp. RNZAF Base, Whenuapai
Polyfest-Tonga Group. 3:10pm-6pm - School Hall
Polyfest-Diversity Group. Dance Block S4. Interval/Lunch/3pm-4:30pm
PhotoLife Student ID Photos
Puutake Kapa Haka. Puutake Wānanga//HSC 3pm-6pm
Polyfest-Samoa Group. Outside stage/LCR. 3.30-6pm
Polyfest-Cook Islands Group. Leabank. 3:15pm-5pm
Polyfest-Tonga Group. 11am-6pm - School Hall
Polyfest-Samoa Group. Hall. 9am - 1pm
Dental Planet
Vector Wero Manukau
L2 VOA Agriculture Course
Y11 Auckland Museum Visual Arts Trip
Learner Licence Course