Rangitoto College

Secondary Schools in Auckland

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This world-class institution is the largest school in New Zealand with over 3000 students and is perhaps the most internationally acclaimed New Zealand school.
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Around 8% of the school is made up of international students from over 30 different countries. Both international and domestic students benefit from the diversity and the cultural learning helps prepare students for life in the global economy.

Academic Success

Rangitoto College offers both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the New Zealand curriculum (NCEA). Both are modern qualifications which fit well with our core values and encourage students to develop critical thinking skills that will benefit them greatly at university and beyond.

Our best students regularly gain ‘top scholar’ awards and scholarships to prestigious universities. Rangitoto College is the largest provider of students to Auckland University and our qualifications make it possible for students to be accepted into some of the world’s best universities, including Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, and Princeton in the USA.

Rangitoto’s success is the result of expert teaching in a wide range of academic subjects and an extensive extra–curricular programme including music, dance, drama and over 40 different sports. Our Rugby Programme for International Students offers students the chance to quickly develop their skills and excel in New Zealand’s favourite sport.

Leadership skills and teamwork are skills highly valued by universities and potential employers so our students are encouraged to participate in activities which help them explore their talents, learn negotiation and organisational skills, and gain confidence.


Rangitoto College has been hosting international students for over 15 years and we have developed excellent systems to help students adapt to life in a new country. Our students stay in carefully chosen homestays near the school.

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is provided by homestay families. A dedicated team of eight non-teaching staff, two academic deans and a deputy principal takes care of our international students and we meet students regularly to check they are doing well academically and personally. We have first language support for Korean and Chinese students.

Facilities and Location

Rangitoto College has some of the best facilities in the Southern Hemisphere including: modern classrooms, a library and information centre featuring senior study and reading rooms, computer access for all students, an auditorium, an Olympic standard all weather hockey turf, three gymnasiums and a weights room, an all-weather athletics track, five sports fields, a purpose built Science block with laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Electronics, an English block featuring television and film studios and drama rooms, a music block with practice and performance space, a new dance studio with sprung floor, and a large modern swimming pool and sports institute on the school boundary.

Rangitoto College is located on the beautiful, safe North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. The school is close to beaches, parks, shops and cinemas, and is about 25 minutes from downtown.


Physical Address
564 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630

Mailing Address
Private Bag 93-601, Browns Bay, North Shore City

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