Welcome to Fiordland College, situated in the Te Anau township, which is the gateway to magnificent Fiordland National Park. Fiordland College is an ideal school for anyone keen to experience the 'real' New Zealand. It is a place where all can thrive.
A wide range of academic subjects is offered from Years 7-13 (ages 11-18 inclusive). Our specialist teachers will help you achieve to the highest level. Academic students from Fiordland College have established a highly successful record at the University of Otago and other New Zealand universities.
Environmental education is an increasigly important element of the curriculum. Fiordland College has won national awards and is seen as a leader in environmental education, boasting Green-Gold Enviroschool status.
The College offers a wide range of sporting and cultural activities including rugby, football, netball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, swimming, athletics, cross country, mountain biking, squash, music and drama. The Outdoor Education programme is a particular highlight and makes the most of our amazing natural landscape. Other activities such as yachting, horse riding and golf are easily available in the local township.
Fiordland College has a long tradition of hosting international students and we value the cultural diversity they bring to our school.
The school year is from the end of January until the beginning of December, although exact commencement dates are flexible. Both short term and long term programmes are offered.
Our experienced Director of International Students ensures the social, academic and personal wellbeing of our overseas students. Small class sizes and a close teacher/student relationship ensure student welfare is well catered for.
Fiordland College students study towards NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement), NZ's national qualification. It is an internationally recognised qualification that enables our students to continue studying at tertiary institutions after leaving school. We also offer tuition for IELTs and TOEFL in ESOL classes, which is included in our tuition fee.
Our international students live with carefully selected New Zealand host families. Living with a host family provides students with a comfortable and friendly family environment. This helps them adjust to life in New Zealand while enhancing their English language conversational skills within a relaxed atmosphere.
Ours is a safe and vibrant community on the shores of Lake Te Anau. Locals are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. Te Anau's status as a tourist destination means that it has wonderful facilities while maintaining its intimate atmosphere.
We offer a free excursion to Milford Sound, to the value of $300. To enrol at Fiordland College, check out our website - www.fiordlandcollege.school.nz.