Rangitoto College: one of the best schools in New Zealand

Rangitoto College

With its city edge north of Auckland, Rangitoto College with approx. 3200 students is known as one of the best schools in New Zealand. Optimal prerequisites especially for international students characterize the college. With a comprehensive, extracurricular offer in music and sports, Rangitoto brings some national champions in various sports.

Rangitoto rightly carries the worldwide reputation of being New Zealand's largest high school with academic excellence. Sports-ambitious students choose from 40 different sports and take part in various cultural activities. Rangitoto is successful through its good leadership and qualified teachers combined with the wide range of subjects and academic facilities.

Years of experience with students from Brazil, Chile, China, Italy, Germany or Thailand make the school a top address for guest students. The International Department oversees this individually in terms of its training and accommodation in host families.

We are happy to advise you free of charge for exchange at Rangitoto College in Auckland, New Zealand


Adresse: 564 East Coast Road Mairangi Bay, North Shore 0630
Website: www.rangitoto.school.nz

Remarkably beautiful, Rangitoto College in located in Mairangi Bay. In this suburb north of Auckland, students gaze at the spectacular small coastal islands as well as Rangitoto, a volcanic island. The beautiful college is located approx 30-34 min from Auckland City. Urban cultural life, tranquility and security are harmoniously connected there.

Highlights of Rangitoto College

Recommended is Rangitoto College for students with outstanding achievements in music and sports as well as a high academic standard. All students are required to take exams - including state final exams at the end of the year - to enroll as well as travel only during the holidays. We advise to all German students, please let us know of your interest to study at Rangitoto College, as places book out fast for Germans!

Highlights of Rangitoto College:

  • Swimming pool
  • over 40 different sports
  • Art Festival
  • Talent competitions
  • Shakespeare Days, Junior Shakespeare
  • Choir
  • Debate
  • Indian Cultural Group
  • School Bands: Jazz & Rock
  • Kapahaka
  • Musical production
  • Radio
  • Symphony and Chamber Orchestra
  • Barbershop
  • Dance (Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk)
  • Theater
  • Traditional Chinese Dances
  • Rhetoric Club: Rhetoric or Public Speaking Courses
  • Fashion or product design
  • Creative writing
  • Amnesty International
  • Umwelt-AG
  • Chess club
  • Bollywood
  • Pantomime
  • Student newspaper
  • various excursions or School exchange programs


School Facilities

Fitting with its reputation, the school equipment at Rangitoto College is state of the art. In addition to special work spaces, the college offers the latest technologies, a large-scale multi-storey school library with literature from around the world as well as three reading rooms! A school auditorium with 1600 seats and excellent acoustics, sound studio, 8 rehearsal rooms for music, instrument rental, two theater halls, a video editing room, a darkroom, an art department and five computer rooms all make room for talent! Natural scientists find around 20 specific laboratories, both visual and highly qualified teaching.

Academic Subjects

Mathematical - natural science - IT: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics / Programming, Office Systems, Applied Computer Technology, Electrical Engineering, Multimedia & Applications, Biology
Humanities: History, Sociology, Geography, Journalism
Musical-artistic: music, dance, music performances, theater, film & television, photography, applied art, art history, architectural history, graphics & design, design, painting, woodworking, furniture making, fashion, carpentry
Economics: Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Food Technology, Tourism, Gastronomy & Catering, Engineering Sciences
Other subject offers: language camp, sports sciences, tutoring


  • Maori
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish



  • Sports Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Football for girls and boys
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Fighting
  • Rudern
  • Athletics / Triathlon
  • Aerobics
  • Cycling and mountain biking
  • Ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Rock climbing
  • Trampoline
  • Water sports: especially sailing, swimming, water polo, windsurfing
  • In recent years, the school has always brought the title of regional / national competitions.


School Fees

For information about the Fees, please check our page: School Fees New Zealand

Apply to study at Rangitoto College

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