Saint Kentigern College offers international students specialised tennis and golf programmes combined with mainstream academic study or ESOL.

Full academic year and short course programmes are available.

Our programme offers top level coaching and competition play in tennis and golf for students who excel in their chosen sport.

The programme is selective, ensuring dedicated coaching and providing a pathway for top players to receive the attention necessary to get to the top and stay there. An entry criteria is required for those wishing to enter these specialised sport /academic programmes.

Our high performance programmes focus on individual player development, channelling energy towards sporting success while ensuring that balance is achieved within a sound academic programme. All our national students study NCEA academic courses, or Cambridge if required, to enable them to continue with their tertiary studies on leaving secondary school education. 


This wonderful opportunity in both sport and academic allow students to access highly regarded USA sports scholarships. Academic programmes are individualised for students to allow for an easy transition into academic degrees in the USA. For both national and international students  interested in USA scholarships we provide assistance with:

  • SAT
  • CV
  • Video Footage 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • College Contacts  

International students enter a specially designed and balanced classroom programme, concentrating on English, mathematics, general science and their chosen sport (other subjects as required).


Academic Year

For our International students the New Zealand academic year runs from the beginning of February each year until graduation in early December. Vacations occur in April (2 weeks), July (3 weeks) and September/October (2 weeks). In New Zealand the seasons are reversed from those of the Northern Hemisphere and occur as follows:

  • Summer: January - March
  • Autumn: April - June
  • Winter: July - September
  • Spring: October - December

Programme Fees

For more information regarding the cost of the programmes, please contact:

Many of our students go on to pursue their university education overseas. 
'link to scholarship page'


Tennis Academy

Andrew Turner - Eransville University, Indiana
Nick Turner - Eransville University, Indiana
Matthew Simpson - Arkansas University
Damien Mulhane 
Kevin Jay 
Sam Gould - University of California Irvine, Newport Beach California
Victor Klintacharov - Rockhurst University, Kansas
Jamie Eccleton - Troy University, Alabama
Stefan Williamson - University of Texas, Arlington 
Ari Davis - Rollins College, Florida
Carli Davis - Rollins College, Florida
Connor Smith - University of Pikeville, Kentucky
Boris Peshev - University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois 
Ryan Henderson - Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
Mac Dalton - Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina
Yoanna Peshev - Palm Beach Atlantic University, Miami
Rachel Swindell - Eastern Washington University, Washington
Edi Stoica - Wichita State University, Kansas
Lucia Young - Bluefield State College, West Virginia
Paige Hourigan - Georgia Tech University, Atlanta
Kelly Drew - University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Andrew Bokai Qi - Carlton University, Northfield, Minnesota
Trent Smith - Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
Rosie Cheng - William and Mary University , Atlanta , Georgia
Shaylee Syme - Hillsborough Community College , Tampa , Florida
Caitlin Ward - Western Carolina, Cullowhee, North Carolina
Alysha Nowacki  - Washburn, Topeka, Kansas
Mathew Mulyadi - Davis and Elkin , Elkins, West Virginia

Golf Academy

Joanna Kim - California State University, Fresno, California
Ross Valentine - San Jose State University, San Francisco
Natasha Krishna - University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Scott Mc Alpine - Georgia Tech University, Atlanta
Stewart Gray - Long Island University, New York
Oscar Sachs -  California State University, Northridge, California
Kyle Maihi - Long Island University, New York
Jamie Bellingham - Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa
Karan Nalam - Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida