Ormiston Senior College is a purpose-built co-education school that has facilities second-to-none catering for Year 11 - 13 students and situated in a fast-growing area of South East Auckland. The campus is distinctive, and does not look like a traditional school, instead is similar to a university campus. We are proud of the culture and tradition we are building here at this young school. In addition to high academic achievement, our aim is for our graduating students to be resilient, curious, collaborative, creative and critical thinkers.
Students have the opportunity to make choices about their learning and courses are flexible and can be tailored to the students needs. Frequent conversations are held with each student about their learning and progress towards the goals they have chosen.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” W.B. Yeats
We offer a range of subjects from Visual Arts, Physical Education, Food Technology, Music and Industrial Design to name a few.
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Culture, Arts, Music, Debating, Science, Media
We have a diverse and continually expanding co-curricular programme for everyone to have a go and get involved in. Here's just a small snapshot of some of the groups and teams on offer.
- International week
- Debating teams
- Rock bands
- Visual Arts Projects
- A variety of dance groups
- Science Club and Interact Club
- 48 hour film making competition which is an annual feature on the school calendar
Students at Ormiston Senior College are encouraged to get involved and join a sporting activity whether it be playing in a social group or competitive team, we have something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.
Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award Scheme (DOE) has been established as a corner stone of life at Ormiston Senior College. The scheme is a comprehensive, co-curricular programme that provides opportunities for students to develop skills in leadership, self-reliance and responsibility along with a sense of place in the wider world.
Maori and Pacifika
We have a strong commitment to Maori and Pasifika culture at Ormiston Senior College. Mr Willie Ropata is our Kai Arataki who leads this group. Students gain support from their peers by being part of a Learning Advisor group with other Maori and Pasifika students and meet each week to develop Whānaungatanga which is a sense of belonging in order to build positive working relationships with high expectations. The Oceania Evening in Term 1 celebrates cultural performances in the school courtyard.
Our Kapa haka group performs at our Powhiri, Awards Ceremony and at inter-school events. Each term we hold Fono and hui evenings to connect with families.
Success and achievement are honoured with our top Maori and Pasifika awards, the Mana Maori and Toa Pasifika Awards.
International Students can choose to live in an accredited homestay arranged by the school. All our host families are carefully selected by our highly trained and experienced team. We aim to match students with a suitably compatible host family.
All homestay caregivers undertake a rigourous safety process including police vetting in accordance with The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
Ormiston Senior College is located in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland. The suburb, known as Flat Bush, is one of a kind in New Zealand.
“Flat Bush is a community where people of different cultures and abilities are woven together to create a strong and unique identity.”
- It is home to approximately 40,000 people made up of a vibrant mix of ethnicities and cultures
- A new vibrant town centre is the heart and soul of Flat Bush and located close to beautiful green open spaces
- The community has a strong focus on people and the environment