Karanga Mai Young Parents College

The college was developed on Kaiapoi High School grounds to enable teenage and young parents to continue their education in a supportive whanau-centred environment.

The school receives positive reviews from the Education Review Office, concluding that the wellbeing and achievement of young mothers and their children is central to the philosophy of the College. Many students are able to make good progress towards NCEA qualifications, and leave to gain more qualifications or move into employment.

The school operates in a largely rural environment, and many of the students do not have their own transport.

This programme can help to support vulnerable young parents and works to transform the lives of the young women who participate and their children.