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Tuakau College




At Tuakau College we offer an International Student the best of both worlds. Tuakau College is a Year 7-13 semi-rural co-educational secondary school. We are situated 55 minutes south of Auckland City and 35 minutes south of Auckland International Airport. There is a beautiful west coast beach, a 35 minute drive from the Tuakau. Tuakau College offers both water and land based sporting activities to our students. Tuakau College is proudly bi-cultural, 40% of our students are of Maori descent. Both rural and town homestays are offered to International Students. Tuakau College has high academic expectations for our students. Tuakau College has a small international program and endeavours to provide the very best experience for International students during their stay with us.

Tuakau College has a Careers Guidance Centre, ESOL classes, Counsellor, Learning Support Centre, Health centre, Sports Co-ordinator.

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Student Testimonials:

“We have been here for only a week and feel like we have been here for a long time.  Everyone, homestay family, teachers and students have been so kind & friendly.  This has made our trip to study English very enjoyable & helpful for all of us.  It is our first time out of Japan. I don’t have a favourite sports, I like all sports. My dream is to become a doctor, if I become a doctor I will return to NZ for work."

"I’ve had an awesome time and I wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else but here. This has been one of the best years of my life so far and New Zealand now feels like my second home! I would recommend this exchange to everyone! It really is an opportunity of a lifetime."

“I have had a very good time at Tuakau College. I have made many great kiwi friends, they are very kind and friendly. I want to thank my host family... I experienced many new things. Thank you so much”



Contact details


Tuakau College
Elizabeth Street
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Phone number

+64 09 236 8521
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