Saint Kentigern has a long and proud history of excellence in education from Preschool to Year 13. The Middle College and Senior College are located on a large and attractive campus in the suburb of Pakuranga, 16 kilometres from the centre of Auckland.
Entering the Middle College (Years 7-10) at Year 7 or Year 9, our new students quickly settle into ‘The Saint Kentigern Way,’ a philosophy founded on timeless Christian values which, together with a traditional emphasis on personal responsibility and high expectations, lays the foundation for a first class education.
In recognition that boys and girls learn differently in their early teens and often achieve better outcomes in single-gender classrooms, the Middle College operates a very successful ‘parallel education model.’ In Years 7-10, our boys and girls are taught separately for all core curriculum subjects. This model allows these younger students to learn in an environment best suited to their different development needs during their crucial, early teenage years.
For all students, there is a focus on individualised, student-centred learning, enhanced with innovative use of digital technologies in the classroom. At the end of Year 10, students move on to the co-educational Senior College located on the same campus.
With a well-deserved reputation for excellence in our academic, sporting, cultural and service programmes, we are proud to be recognised as one of the leading co-educational, independent secondary schools in New Zealand.