Waitakere College

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Waitakere College is a successful, multi-cultural, co-educational school situated in the beautiful Waitakere City of Auckland, New Zealand.
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The College has considerable experience and success in educating international students from many countries. There is easy access to excellent community, sport and recreational facilities, parks, library, entertainment, business and transport centres. Spectacular beaches and areas of native bush are all close by.

Our motto ‘achievement for all’, indicates the College’s dedication to assisting all students to realise their potential.

The College has large grounds and gardens surrounding modern buildings, including a new science complex, spacious library, gymnasium, music and drama suites, art, design and photographic centres, up-to-date computer services, technical workshops, auditorium and comfortable well -equipped classrooms.

There are a full range of courses which can lead to national examinations and preparation for New Zealand and overseas universities. The College has close links with nearby universities, polytechnics and other training providers.

Many students, including international students, participate with high levels of success in a wide range of sports, and the School is widely known for its performance in music, arts and cultural activities.

Enrolment is accepted from students of all levels of English language ability, from ‘reception’ to advanced level. Assessment and individual course planning is given on entry. A skilled team of internationally experienced staff provide language support and tuition to meet each student’s needs.

The College is an approved signatory to the Ministry of Education Code for the Pastoral Care of International Students. The safety and happiness of students is very important to us, as well as academic achievement. The skilled international team include an International Student and Home stay coordinator, an executive staff member as Director, student course advisor and specialist teaching staff including native speakers of Chinese and Japanese to assist and counsel students. Student ‘Kiwi Buddies’, help new students to adjust to school and New Zealand life. Quality, friendly home stay families are arranged and supervised by the College and provide excellent care, support and hospitality. Many are within walking distance of the College.


Physical Address
Rathgar Road, Henderson, Auckland, Auckland

Mailing Address
PO Box 21144, Henderson, Auckland

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