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Northcote College





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.

Extra-curricular activities

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

  • Established in 1877, Northcote College has served the local community and beyond for 140 years and is proud to have second, third and fourth generation students currently in the school.
  • The school has a proud record of outstanding achievement in national examinations, sport, drama and music.
  • A dedicated and highly competent team of teaching professionals and support staff are passionately committed to teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.
  • Situated on Auckland's North Shore, the College enjoys excellent facilities for student learning, expansive sports fields, established trees and gardens all within 10 minutes of Auckland City and the beaches of the North Shore.
  • The College serves an established local community and also attracts students from greater Auckland and around the globe.
  • There are high expectations for student success. Students gain important skills, knowledge and qualifications.
  • Through opportunity, experience, expectation and support, Northcote College aims to maximise student achievement and to encourage each individual to reach his or her potential, not just while at school, but throughout their lives.
  • Involvement of students in school based activities beyond the standard academic curriculum is a key feature of the secondary education offered at Northcote College.  
  • The school recognises that self esteem, character, people skills and adaptability are important for success in life. Diverse learning opportunities contribute to overall student engagement, enjoyment, learning and achievement.
  • The success of the students at Northcote College reflects the commitment of the students themselves and also the commitment of parents, teachers and others who guide, support, inspire and encourage students to achieve their very best.

More about Northcote College

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."


Contact details


Northcote College
1 Kauri Glen Road
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Phone number

+64 09 481 0141
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