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Secondary Schools

The Waikato has a wide range of schools – state, private, special character, single sex and co-ed - offering an option for every child. Students receive an excellent academic education in the classroom from well qualified and passionate teachers, which leads to a multitude of opportunities, including smooth transitions from secondary to tertiary study within the Waikato.

The opportunities beyond the classroom are endless with students also able to choose from a wide range of sports and activities – from rugby and rowing to soccer and athletics - and from music and drama to art and dance. Many schools also offer specialist outdoor education programmes.

English Language Schools

The Waikato has specialist English language schools, offering quality English courses including high school preparation, general English and family courses. Our English language schools offer nationally recognised qualifications.


Secondary schools in the region may be able to assist with boarding or homestay accommodation - please contact your preferred school to find out what accommodation options are available.

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