New Zealand North Island, New Zealand
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Northcote College

Established: 1877

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Short-Term, Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Northcote College is a state co-educational high school that was established in 1877 and is the high school on the North Shore with the longest history. The school has a large campus with excellent facilities such as specialist teaching rooms, two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, video studio, computer rooms and library. Northcote College has over 15 years experience hosting students from other countries.
The school stresses positive relationships. It begins with teachers who care about each student as an individual and who create learning opportunities which work. We have 1150 students and is small enough for each student to be known and feel like an important part of something special. We focus on having the very best teachers and are big enough to offer a wide range of subjects.

There are many sports available and students are encouraged to participate. Cultural Success includes a music department has an orchestra, choir, chamber groups and a jazz band that is a New Zealand winner. The Drama Department has won regional and national competitions.

Awards and Accomplishments Of School

2019 Mathematics teacher awarded the University of Auckland Excellence in Teaching Award 2019 History teacher publishes school history textbooks 2019 Teachers working with the University of Auckland studying the use of technology in learning

Famous Alumni

Holly Smith: Music
Nathan Haines: Music
Richard Stebbing: Rhodes Scholar

  • 22 acres Campus Size
  • 15% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
Linked to the University of Auckland as a centre for teacher training
Aerobics, Aikido, Archery, Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Boating, Boxing, Cricket, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dance, Dragon Boating, Fitness, Golf, Gym, Hockey, Kayaking, Netball, Orienteering, Personal Fitness, Rock Climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Ten Pin Bowling, Tennis, Touch Football, Touch Rugby, Track and Field, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Windsurfing, Wrestling, Yachting, Yoga
Art, Film and Television, Film Television, Painting, Performing Arts, Photography, Theater
Band, Band - Big Band, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Choir, Instrument Basson, Instrument Cello, Instrument Clarinet, Instrument French Horn, Instrument Guitar, Instrument Organ, Instrument Piano, Instrument Saxophone, Instrument Trombone, Instrument Trumpet, Instrument Viola, Instrument Violin, Jazz Band, Vocal
French, Japanese, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Recreational Sports
Ages Accepted

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