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Boys have been a part of King’s since it’s foundation in 1896. 

Junior and Senior learning programme

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From Year 9 boys are able to start their academic journey at King’s with our comprehensive Year 9-10 Junior learning programme. This prepares them well for their senior school years, where they can then partake in the full three years of NCEA or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) study.

Offering our students the choice to study NCEA, CIE or, on an individual basis, a combination of both, means King’s is able to provide personalised learning pathways that allow every student to achieve their academic goals and give them the strongest possible foundation for their future.

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Network for life

Our House system underpins the positive, supportive culture at King’s and encourages our students to build strong relationships right across the College.

To ensure our Year 9 Boarders get the best start to their life at King’s we have introduced the Year 9 Boarders’ Transition Programme, in our dedicated Year 9 Boarding House, Te Pūtake Lodge. Every Year 9 Boarder is still part of their allocated King’s House for all inter-House activities such as House athletics, Big House Music and swimming sports, and in Year 10, they move into their allocated House full-time having already established a strong network of friends and peers.

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School House, Selwyn House, Parnell House, St John’s House is home to all Boarding boys in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13, while Averill House, Marsden House, Peart House, Major House and Greenbank House provide a connecting hub for all Day boys in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. 

Friendships developed at King’s are often lifelong, providing our Old Collegians with a lasting network of friends and future colleagues. 

We welcome enquiries for boys commencing at the College in Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and Year 13, both as Boarders and Day students.

Leadership opportunities

Leadership development is another key part of the overall King’s experience. Our House system, the Chapel and the many sporting teams and co-curricular groups all offer excellent environments for our students to develop their leadership skills.

Our boys go on to achieve success during school, and later as proud Old Collegians of King’s, taking on a number of significant leadership opportunities in New Zealand and abroad.