Ki te kore ngā pūtake e mākūkūngia, e kore te rākau e tupu - If the roots of a tree are not watered, the tree will never grow

Te Pūtake Lodge, The Foundation Lodge, is a home where boys will discover the school, the House, friends, relationships and themselves.

In 2016, Te Pūtake Lodge has been set up to guide First Year students' transition and integration into King's College and the boarding environment, whilst leading them on a path of self-discovery and awareness through a specific and individualised programme.

Te Pūtake Lodge will be a community where every student is welcomed, supported and made to feel completely at home.

Each child will develop their own identity through academic, sporting, cultural, spiritual and broader wellbeing programmes in an environment that suits their age and stage in life. 

Year 9 Boarders will have the opportunity to discover the College, establish new friendships and relationships, build values and moral strength, as well as develop a mindset of growth.

They will learn to develop a strong foundation, prepare for the years ahead and realise their full potential.

Every Year 9 Boarder will still be part of his allocated House for all inter-House activities such as athletics, swimming sports and House Music, and in Year 10 they will move into their allocated House full-time.


Click here for the Te Pūtake Lodge Handbook


House Staff

Housemaster Daniel Mitchell
House Tutors Tasesa Lavea
David Mann
Grant McKibbin
Teacher Mentors Michael Stewart
Julie Kerr
House Manager Sheree Anderson