Rodney College International - Coast to Coast
Rodney College is a Year 9-13 secondary school based in Wellsford, only 45 minutes north of Auckland. Our catchment area includes the huge Kaipara Harbour to the west of the town and the surf beaches of Mangawhai Heads and Pakiri to the East. The region has many attractions and activities from quiet forests and a marine reserve to safe and challenging surf breaks, sand dunes, horse rides, kayaking and farming adventures.
Being a smaller school we are able to offer more personal attention to the needs of each student to ensure better educational opportunities and academic results in a relaxed, friendly, rural atmosphere. We have a roll of 330 students where class sizes are small with junior classes averaging 22 students and 16 students in senior classes. An excellent pastoral system ensures all students are cared for and supported by their whanau mates, whanau teachers and house deans. (Whanau means “Family” in the Maori language).
We have an excellent success rate in all levels of NCEA and offer a variety of subject choices, such as Maori language and culture, French, Spanish, Farming skills, Photography, Hospitality and Automotive Engineering as well as all of the traditional academic subjects. A tailored ESOL programme will ensure that students improve their English skills rapidly and also enjoy the benefits of mainstream classes
Rodney College seeks the highest standards in sporting, cultural, leadership and social skills areas. Leadership opportunities in the school include student support, junior council, cultural and house leaders. Students are encouraged to take part in the cultural life of the school and a diverse range of activities are offered which include variety concerts, kapa haka, debating and drama productions. We also offer many sporting opportunities to our students and our Physical Education and Outdoor Education programmes are popular choices for many students.
We do everything we can to support our international students, ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our vision is that students return home with excellent English skills, life long friendships, their academic goals achieved and special memories of Rodney College.
287-319 Rodney Street , Auckland