Four Year 9 boys share a laugh at Te Putake Lodge

Year 9 boys share a laugh at Te Pūtake Lodge

Our Boarders are integral to the culture of the College and living onsite gives them a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in everything King’s has to offer.

King’s College has one of the largest boarding communities in New Zealand, catering for students from all over the country, the wider Auckland region and overseas. We offer boarding for boys from Year 9, including a special transition programme to help them adjust to their first year, and for girls from Year 11.

House community

Year nine boys studying in the library supervised by a teacher

We have four boys’ boarding Houses: School, St John’s, Parnell and Selwyn, along with Te Pūtake Lodge for our Year 9 Boarders. 

Our girls’ boarding House for Years 11-13 is Middlemore House, which offers separate common rooms for each Year level and shared spaces where they can socialise.

All the Houses have a team of support staff including a Housemaster, Boarding House Tutors, a House Manager - all of whom live onsite - and Teacher Mentors. 

Our staff provide a cohesive support network for our Boarders, from overseeing their day-to-day care and supervision, to tending minor injuries and illnesses, providing emotional support and monitoring their academic and co-curricular progress.

5-Day Boarding - the best of both worlds

Two King's College girls run along the waterfront at Kohimarama

Boarding at King’s College is very flexible. All of our Boarders can choose to stay in their boarding House at weekends or they can request approved leave for the entire weekend, or leave on Saturday and return either Sunday night or Monday morning.

Throughout the year we offer a programme of weekend activities which give our Boarders new experiences and opportunities for learning, adventure and fun. Students who are boarding over the weekend are expected to take part in these activities unless they have another College commitment.

Boarders in residence on Sunday attend Chapel and all Boarders are required to attend two designated Chapel services per term, which parents and guardians are also welcome to attend.