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We are proud of our International Students programme at Mahurangi College. International students experience life and learning in our beautiful location and leave with a sense of belonging and pride.


Our programme provides our local students to meet, work and play alongside students from other cultures. A Board of Trustees policy encourages the recruitment of a small number of students from all parts of the world. Students are welcome as representatives of one of the international exchange programmes, such as Rotary or AFS, or as full fee-paying students.




Mahurangi College is unique among New Zealand secondary schools. Today the Mahurangi area is one of the most remarkable in New Zealand… a community with a rural heart on the doorstep of a great city. A community tied together by the wonderful area and incredible diversity and life styles.

It is unique, it is amazing and it is ‘Our Place’.


Mahurangi College is situated in a beautiful environment and we make efforts to instill pride in where we live and educate our students beyond the classroom walls. We offer our international students a wide range of trips and exemplary outdoor education experiences. We hope to instill a love of the outdoors within both our local and international students that promotes guardianship and a pride in our environment.  We are a school that sets high standards and is committed to an inclusive culture built on excellence in education, sport and the arts.



Mahurangi College is situated in what is widely recognised as one of New Zealand's most beautiful rural areas. the town of Warkworth is approximately 45 minutes north of Auckland only minutes from recreational beaches, coastal waters and bush reserves. the College is set in park like grounds bordered by the Mahurangi River. It has excellent facilities and resources to enable it to deliver all the subjects of the broad curriculum.



A full range of subjects is offered by the Science, Arts, Social Science, Business, Technology and Physical Education Faculties. Students are able to choose a course of study appropriate to their interests, abilities and career plans. Students will complete assessments and sit exams towards the New Zealand NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 Courses.

The ESOL department helps provide International students with the English language skills and qualifications required to achieve in the New Zealand education system.



Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of individual and team sports. Music is an important feature of the school with individual instrument tuition available and musical performance groups (jazz bands, choirs, school productions) open for all who wish to participate.



There is a network of pastoral care that involves a student's Whanau (home room) teacher, house leader and a full time guidance teacher. The International Student Director is the staff member with immediate responsibility for the welfare of international students. The Director is available to Staff and Students at all times.

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