Secondary Schools in Auckland

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​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.