Established in 1877 Northcote College is a recognised centre for teaching excellence. The University of Auckland trainee teachers learn at Northcote. The school is small enough that staff can get to know the students but large enough to offer a wide range of subjects.
Northcote College has a 9 hectare campus with a swimming pool, gyms and astro turf court. There are well equipped specialist teaching rooms.
Curriculum and subject highlights
Students can select their study programme from a wide range of subjects. In 2018 Northcote College students have achieved regional and national success in a wide range of areas such as Drama, English, Business Studies and Spanish language.
International Student Support
There is a dedicated international office with 4 staff in addition to school wide support for international students.
There is a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities available in sport, the arts and cultural and academic groups. Students can also join support groups, take part in competitions, exhibitions and performance activities.
Celebrating 140 Years of Excellence
Students from all over the world come here to experience the quality of education that the school offers.
Overseas study is a great opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of another culture and to make new friends.
There are opportunities to improve your English language skills, learn using different teaching methods and go on to further study.
Coming to a new country to study is both challenging and exciting. We hope that this information will assist in helping you to enjoy your time here.
We look forward to meeting you at Northcote College.
Quote from an International student:
"The wide range of classroom learning activities has been helpful to me in understanding the lessons. One of my goals in coming here was to improve my English skills and I feel that I am achieving that goal. It has been awesome to be a member of the Junior Boys’ Football Team. I have been able to improve my football skills and it has helped me to make friends."