Rangitoto College

A world-class educational experience New Zealand's largest secondary school, Rangitoto College has a roll of over 3000 students, catering for girls and boys from age 13 to 19 (years 9-13). International students enjoy the challenge of an excellent academic environment. They also benefit from a strong pastoral care network who help with any worries or concerns. An orientation programme on arrival helps students quickly settle into school life. They appreciate the numerous opportunities to play sport and music and to join in the many activities which make up Rangitoto College.

Most Rangitoto students go on to university or other tertiary institutions.

Homestay families are chosen carefully, are monitored by the school and live close by in large comfortable homes usually within walking distance to a local beach.

Our international students are proud of their school and benefit from their world class educational experience.

The normal academic year runs from February to December in four 10 week terms. Intakes of International Students are taken in February, May and July.

Rangitoto College has some of the best facilities in the Southern Hemisphere which include: 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, ample sports fields for recreation / 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 large modern swimming pool and sports institute on the school boundary.

Rangitoto College has a dedicated international student office with five full time staff including a homestay co-ordinator and one part-time homestay assistant. In addition there are two academic deans who assist international students.

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