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.”

Students love New Zealand because of the friendly people, natural beauty and excellent education system. New Zealand is a great place to get outdoors and try new adventure sports and activities.

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Rangitoto College is a top academic school and produces extremely high quality graduates, many of whom go on to the world's best universities.

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Academic Courses

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. 

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Student Stories

Our international students all have different reasons for choosing New Zealand and when they leave they have some amazing stories to tell. Here are some of the things they say about their experiences at Rangitoto College, living on the North Shore of Auckland, and travelling around New Zealand.

Sebastián Benavides - CHILE

Being at Rangitoto College was one of the experiences that I will never forget. I had the opportunity to meet people from all countries ! Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, New Zealand and many more. 

I had a very good time with my friends, we did many tours  and alot of travel including a trip to the Coromandel with 10 of my friends. I stayed at Rangitoto College for 2 months and I liked alot of the subjects i chose; engineering, physical education and tourism were my favourites. Finally, this was an unforgettable experience and I would recommend to anyone that wants to meet New Zealand. Thanks Rangitoto and New Zealand. 


Estar en Rangitoto College fue una de las experiencias que nunca olvidaré. ¡Tuve la oportunidad de conocer a gente de todos los países! Brasil, Argentina, Paraguay, Nueva Zelanda y muchos más. La pasé muy bien junto a mis amigos, hicimos muchos paseos y viajes, como el viaje a Coromandel junto a 10 amigos más. Estuve en Rangitoto 2 meses y la verdad que la pasé muy bien en los ramos que escogí, Turismo, Educación Física e Ingeniería eran mis favoritos. En fin, esta fue una experiencia inolvidable y se la recomendaría a cualquiera que quisiera conocer Nueva Zelanda. Gracias Rangitoto y Nueva Zelanda.