Most New Zealand secondary schools are state-owned, although some are private or integrated (half state-funded). The private and integrated schools may be single-sex or affiliated to a particular religion.
New Zealand secondary schools are typically for students aged 13 to 19 (Years 9 to 13). Students in Years 11 to 13 study towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), New Zealand’s main secondary qualification.
Secondary schools have four 10-week terms with two-week breaks between them. The school year starts in early February and ends in mid-December.
Auckland Girls’ Grammar School is committed to providing an innovative education which nurtures intelligence and lifelong learning, encourages achievement, creativity and confidence and fosters a co-operative spirit. Students will develop knowledge, skills and values to contribute effectively to a diverse, just and sustainable society.Find out more
Auckland Grammar believes in a rigorous academic education and in healthy academic competition and has an extensive co-curricular programme in both sport and cultural activities. Auckland Grammar School is a state boys school founded in 1869. All round excellence is demanded of all students.Find out more
Baradene College is a State Integrated Catholic school with a reputation for academic excellence and extensive opportunities in co-curricular activities. The College is situated in Remuera, a short distance from the city centre, with picturesque views of the Auckland harbour and city. The College is well served by bus and train links to all areas of the city. Baradene College offers a beautiful natural environment.Find out more
This world-class institution is one of the most internationally acclaimed New Zealand schools. Rangitoto College is proud to offer students an extremely wide selection of subjects and the choice of two world-class academic programmes (NCEA or IB) as a pathway to university.