At Saint Kentigern College we offer our students a choice of qualification pathways.

Your child can expect the very best education taught by a dedicated teaching staff who assist students of all abilities to acquire the qualifications they need to progress.

View our 2017 Senior School and Middle School curriculum


Middle School

In recognition that boys and girls learn differently in their early teens, and often achieve better outcomes in single-gender classrooms, Saint Kentigern College has long promoted and operated a very successful ‘parallel education model’.

In the Middle School (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 those crucial, early teenage years.

2017 Saint Kentigern College Middle School Course Handbook

Senior School

Following their Middle School years, students enter the Senior School (Years 11-13) where our young men and women work together in a co-educational setting, developing teamwork and collaborative skills that prepare them for tertiary education and beyond.

All students in Year 11 undertake NCEA Level 1 qualifications. At the end of Year 11, students are offered a choice of qualifications and select whether to continue with NCEA or opt to undertake the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma course of study.

2017 Saint Kentigern College Senior School Course Handbook

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Our commitment to the academic success of each student is clear; the best teaching staff, specialised learning environments and ‘a world of opportunity’ in our academic and co-curricular programmes to prepare our young men and women for the future.


NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) is the national qualification for senior secondary school students in New Zealand.

Since the introduction of NCEA, the College has been very pleased with the performance of our students at all three NCEA Levels; their results have consistently placed Saint Kentigern College as one of the top performing schools in the country.

NCEA is the qualification pathway that the majority of our students will select.

More about NCEA



Students entering Year 12 at Saint Kentigern College have a choice of qualifications. They may choose to enter into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP); a two year course that leads to a qualification internationally recognised by universities around the globe. Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP).

The DP aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge - students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

More about IB Diploma Programme



College Senior School

Years 11 -13

In their senior years at the College, our young men and women work together developing team work and collaborative skills in a co-educational setting.

College Middle School

Years 7 -10
Single Gender

In their Middle School years at the College, boys and girls are taught in single gender classrooms for all core subjects.

The Enhanced Learning Centre provides a well established system of support for all learners whether they require individual tutoring for specific learning needs or extension through our gifted and talented programme.

Read more about Enhanced learning


Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) takes many forms from the traditional Orientation Camps at Year 7 and 9 to field trips associated with particular curriculum subjects such as geography and biology.

Read more about EOTC

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