Rangitoto College is well-known nationally and internationally for providing an excellent learning environment and preparing students for future success. International students come to Rangitoto College from over 25 different countries and make up around 8% of our student population.
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New Zealand Schools' Story
New Zealand provides a safe, friendly environment for international students from all over the world to pursue their academic goals. Parents know that New Zealand gives their children opportunities they would not have had at home and the chance to develop passions in a supportive environment.
Welcome from the International Department
Lynda Sullivan, Director of International Students
"Over the years I have seen many students come to New Zealand with different goals and it has been my pleasure to be involved in their journey.
Many of our international students attend Rangitoto College for their last two or three years of high school to benefit from the excellent academic environment at Rangitoto College. It is pleasing to see our students gaining entry into some of the top universities in the world following their education at Rangitoto. Last year our Dux achieved a full scholarship to study at Harvard University in the United States.
Some students come to New Zealand for only a short time with different goals – to learn, grow, travel and experience a new culture. These students often choose different subjects like Dance, Construction or Photography and enjoy participating in a range of sports and activities. We work closely with some carefully chosen tour companies and help our students find the right trips for their weekends and holidays so they can get out and see New Zealand.
Living overseas gives our students a much wider world view and often helps them decide what they really want out of life. The international team here is proud to be part of their experience in New Zealand and work hard to make it the best it can be.”
From 2016 we offer both the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). It takes a minimum of two years to gain either qualification.