Awatapu College

Awatapu College

Located north of Wellington in the city of Palmerston North is Awatapu College, with approximately 750 students. Its young flair owes its city to its numerous educational facilities, in which students from all over the world attend and study courses.

Awatapu teaches grades 9-13 and places special emphasis on the individual needs of its students. The excellent library, various sports venues, computer and science spaces give students many opportunities to develop according to their own goals and strengths.

For its 30 international students, the college employs a full-time support officer who ensures the full integration of foreign students. The support officer not only works very closely with the students but also with the host families and the school. Students are made to feel at home in spite of the distance to their home country.


Address: 434 Botanical Road Palmerston North New Zealand

As a modern mixed school, Awatapu College presents itself not far from the city center with a spacious facility in a corresponding modern design. Of particular note is the impressive diversity of nature! Mountains, lakes and beaches as well as the National Park and Wellington are not far away!

School Facilities

Awatapu College has spacious and attractive tree lined grounds with modern, well planned buildings.

Specialist facilities include:

  • Excellent library
  • Sports gymnasium
  • Performing Arts facilities
  • Technology suites for visual arts, textiles, food and material technology
  • Well-equipped science labs and computer rooms
  • Purpose built English Language (ESOL) Suite for language and academic support


Academic Subjects

Focus: Design, Design-Technology, Drama, Fashion
Natural Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography
Humanities: History, Tourism
Economics: Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Life Sciences, Career Focus
Health & Nutrition: Sports, Home Economics
Art & Music: Art, Art History, Graphics, Art Design, Textiles, Photography, Music, Performance, Theater, Drawing, Sculptures
Technology: Electronics, Digital Technology, Furniture Design, Mechanical Engineering, Building Drawings
Languages: English

Additional subjects in collaboration with other institutions:

Accounting, Ancient-History, Applied-Science, Art-History, Automotive-Technology, Business-Administration, Chemistry, Economics, Electronics, Employment-Skills, Engineering, Film-Television, Food-Technology, Geography, Health, History, Media- Film-TV, Multi-Media, Painting, Performing-Arts, Photography, Physics, Print-Making, Statistics, Tourism, Transition-Studies


  • French
  • Japanese
  • Te Reo Maori



  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Bocce
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowls
  • Canoe Polo
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Petanque
  • Rugby
  • Rugby 7s
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Small Bore Rifle Shooting
  • Squash
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball


Extra Curricular Activities

Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, E-Guitar, E-Bass, Jazz Band, Vocals, Choir, Chamber Choir, Stage Design, Light, Sound, Set Construction, Stage Crew, Kapa Haka, Debate, Design and much more


School Fees

For details on the school fees of Awatapu College, please visit our page "School Fees New Zealand".

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