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  • Message from our Head Boy, Raniera Whiu

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    Nau mai, hara mai, hoki mai

    Nau mai ki Kingi kareti 

    Hara mai ki to whanau 

    Hoki mai ki to kainga

    Welcome, draw near, welcome back  

    Welcome to King’s 

    Draw near to your whanau

    Welcome home. 

    Kia ora, Raniera here. On behalf of the College I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome you home; to welcome you to your new family; to welcome you to King's. I'm certain you’ll learn heaps and have fun along the way. There’s a lot to get involved with here, so don’t worry about not having anything to do. In other words, dare to learn about yourself and try new things. I have spent four vibrant years at King’s so far, met some wonderful people, had some fun times and been in the best House ever, now sadly this chapter of my King’s journey is coming to an end. I have learned, laughed, yelled, cried and lived, just a little. Now as I am a minute from midnight this ‘ol’ timer’ would like to share a few tips and tricks he’s learnt along the way. 

    Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The present’” - Master Oogway 

    Master Oogway makes a good point. Value and treasure each day you have on this earth. You only get one shot at it and likewise you only get one shot at King’s. So make it count. Treasure and value your time, it’s yours, but use it wisely because you don’t get a second chance. Make time for friends and fun stuff but take responsibility in keeping on top of the things that matter. Don’t lose sight of why you're here, why your parents sent you here. To get a good, no, the best all round high school education in New Zealand. As former headmaster G.Greenbank used to say “Go Well”. Whatever it is you are endeavoring to become friend, I encourage you to go well. 

    Tū tangata pumau & Virtus Pollet

  • Message from our Head Girl, Victoria Jagusch

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    Welcome to King’s College for 2023, we are happy to have you here. Having joined King’s and Marion Bruce House in Year 11, it’s a privilege to be part of the student leadership team for 2023. This year, we are hoping for less disruption so that students can fully embrace the ‘all-rounded’ and unique experience King’s offers to its students.

    Whether it’s striving for academic excellence with the Cambridge or NCEA pathway, embracing the unique King’s House culture and competitions, or participating in sport and cultural activities – make sure to embrace the diverse opportunities available at the College. All these activities and opportunities are underpinned by the Chapel, our faith, and our commitment to community service. These values combined with our academic and extra-curricular program create an extraordinary environment for all students to excel and grow.

    With so much on offer, choosing activities or subjects may feel like a huge challenge. However, the support from our pastoral team, tutors, House leaders and staff will assist you with any challenge or problem coming your way.

    My advice is to throw yourself in the deep end and give everything your best – your time at King’s will be over before you know it. Make the most of every opportunity every day; excel at what you love and are good at, but don’t forget to try new things and get outside your comfort zone.  Enjoy mixing with our diverse co-ed student cohort and learning from those that are different from you. Seek assistance and support from your friends and staff when you need it.  Our community at King’s is so strongly interconnected so don’t forget to embrace everything that is special about being part of it.

     All the best for a superb 2023 – your student leadership team are all here to assist you. 

  • Message from International Student, Christian Dimitrov from Austria

    "Being an International Student at King’s is something special. International students are an integral part of the King’s Community.

    King’s provides us with so many opportunities in the academic, sporting, cultural and spiritual spheres. There is something for everyone, no matter what your interests are or where you come from.

    The supportive environment for international students at King’s is incredible. Even if you are far away from home, you will feel that King’s College is your new home.

    If you want to experience and take full advantage of an exceptional educational journey, which you will treasure your whole life, King’s College is the right place to be."

  • Message from Year 9 Boarder, Felix Moran

    "I have definitely seen an amazing climb in my confidence and also my academic performance while at King's College. I think anyone that is going to come here will have a wonderful and amazing time both inside the classroom and outside it. I was previously studying at a Hong Kong international school and captained the school rugby team - I hope to grow my skills on the field at King's.”




  • Message from Year 11 Girl, Sarah Dekker


    "Choosing whether to change schools for Year 11 was a big decision. School plays a huge role in your life and it can make a big difference going to a school that you love.

    Before moving I was still nervous about the change. However, the house system and facilities at King’s College made it really easy to meet new people and create an instant bond. The college gives you lots of encouragement and pushes you to achieve your goals; I am always being given opportunities to try something new. 

    Big and Small House Music along with community service opportunities have been early highlights for me. They, and other things, have made it easy for me to settle into a new school, try new things and meet lots of new people. 

    I am so happy that I moved to King’s College and I look forward to all of the things that school has to offer me through to Year 13."