Orewa College is a co-educational high school for students aged from 11 to 18 years old. Our International Student programme has run successfully for more than 20 years and we were one of the first two colleges in New Zealand to be given an award from the New Zealand government for the quality of the programme we offer. Orewa is a beachside suburb thirty minutes north of the central business district of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. Orewa is an affluent district with many amenities for young people including a safe ocean beach, hot pools, indoor ski field, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and a bus service to central Auckland.
International students have different reasons for coming to New Zealand. Some attend school for a short time to experience a different culture, improve their English, experience new opportunities and try different school subjects that are not available to them in their home countries like dance, drama, hospitality, and carpentry. Others come to study and gain NCEA qualifications which can lead to University entrance.
Whatever the reasons we are confident that you will enjoy school life at Orewa College, develop independence and make friends for life. We love witnessing the change and growth of our students.
Orewa is the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast and is famous for its beautiful 3km beach. The town has a very friendly vibe and has a variety of shops, cafes and attractions. There is also a good bus service into Auckland City (37km) and Albany Mall (20km). There is opportunity to further explore New Zealand with Tour Companies who offer international students weekend trips around the North Island and the South Island during the term breaks.
We are very proud of our school and town and look forward to welcoming you into our warm school community and helping you make the most of your time here.